Working on a fast-paced team can be difficult at times. You might find yourself moving among tasks or juggling many duties all at once. You have to be agile and change priorities whenever the municipality’s needs call for it. Because things happen quickly and continuously, you must do all you can to stay prepared and… Read More »
Posts Tagged: Municipal Staffing Firm
Top 4 Skills Municipalities Seek in New College Graduates
If you’re a recent college graduate interested in working for a municipality, there are specific skills you should focus on in your resume. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employer’s (NACE) Job Outlook 2019 survey, strong communication, problem-solving, collaboration and analytical skills are among the top skills employers look for. If you want… Read More »
Here’s a Checklist You Need to Follow to Get Your Next Contract Position
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.8% of employed people in May 2017 held contingent jobs. These workers are defined as people who do not expect their jobs to last or who report that their jobs are temporary, as in the case of contract workers. As a contract worker, you move among projects… Read More »
Use These Tips to Prepare for Your Next Job Interview
When it comes to hiring municipal workers, the stakes are high. In fact, depending on the role, bad hires might cost $25,000 – $50,000 or more. There’s also the cost of mental and emotional strain on coworkers who have to deal with the bad hire. For these reasons, you need to be prepared for interviews… Read More »
How Do You Become A Building Official?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 117,300 people worked as building officials in 2018. A building official divides their time between finishing evaluations of buildings on location and drawing up conclusive reports in their office. Although most building officials work full-time during weekdays, they occasionally work nights and weekends. If you’re looking… Read More »
How to Use To-Do Lists When You Feel Overwhelmed
Realizing you have a pile of work to do and no idea when to complete it can be overwhelming. When you have too many tasks to complete, knowing where to start can be difficult. Feeling you have too much to do and too little time can paralyze you into not taking action. Rather than giving… Read More »
Here’s How to Motivate Employees with Constructive Criticism
As a manager, being able to provide precise feedback is important. Giving rewards and consequences motivates employees to perform and achieve the results you desire. To maximize effectiveness, your feedback should be tailored to the employee, thought out and delivered close to the event. Learn how to motivate your employees with these guidelines on giving… Read More »
Does Your Team Seem Stressed During the Holiday Season? Hire a Temp
If you’re a supervisor for a municipality, the holiday season is a stressful time of year. Employees may leave for vacation, call in sick more often, or plan an extended leave of absence. A reduced workforce means extra responsibilities fall to the rest of the team. Increased workflows cause greater stress on employees left to… Read More »
What Kind of Health Benefits Are Offered Under CalPERS?
As an employee, securing employer-sponsored health benefits is important. With rising costs of healthcare and increasing life expectancy, having your employer cover health benefit costs ensures access to the medical care you need to maintain your quality of life. As a municipal employee, you gain access to California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) health benefits… Read More »
Should Your Municipality Go Paperless?
According to management consultants McKinsey & Company, government analysts believe that governments could save more than $1 trillion annually by going paperless wherever possible. Because software solutions allow municipalities to receive, store, secure and manage data, the public can gain improved access to pertinent information while saving taxpayer money. Find out why it’s in… Read More »