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A BATTLE…in the War for Talent

A BATTLE…in the War for Talent

  It seems as if the war for talent is never-ending. Ever since the dawn of modern municipalities, towns and cities have been looking to attract and retain the best possible people. I first used the phrase the war for talent  in 2015 when I wrote an article by the same name. Later that year, Ravenhill […]

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Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on April 30, 2019
The ART of caring for your staff

The ART of caring for your staff

One way to a build stronger organization and to put your municipality on the right path to success is to let them know you care. But how can you demonstrate genuine care?  It’s an ART Here are three simple ways to do it: Affirm them. Request their opinion Take a genuine interest (ask about their families). […]

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Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on February 3, 2019
Job Offers … Don’t Fall into the Trap

Job Offers … Don’t Fall into the Trap

  Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that just because you make a job offer, your candidate will automatically accept it. You don’t want to go through all those interviews and spend all that time only to have the deal blow up in your face … nobody does. One reason job offer negotiations can go […]

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Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on December 4, 2018

 Potholes and the PW Manager and the rest of the story

 Potholes and the PW Manager and the rest of the story

One rainy day in late March, Bryan, the PW Manager for a small town, had just left his office for the drive home when he spotted yet another large pothole in the road – one of the hundreds that had already appeared throughout the town. “It’s almost like clockwork … every spring …,” he said […]

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Filed in Uncategorized by on March 30, 2019
The Other Woman

The Other Woman

  After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you … and would love to spend some time with you.” The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, […]

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Filed in Uncategorized by on February 3, 2019
Do you think Stephen King’s Clown is scary?

Do you think Stephen King’s Clown is scary?

Would anyone buy a piece of equipment for public works without first getting the advice of someone who really knows equipment? Our guess is, they wouldn’t! So, why would anyone want to hire someone without an expert opinion? A bad hire can cost 5-10 times one year’s salary (often thousands of dollars more). In most […]

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Filed in Uncategorized by on June 29, 2018

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression… but does that really matter?

Filed in MUNICIPALITY by on February 28, 2019
You never get a second chance to make a first impression… but does that really matter?

The candidate comes through the door. You shake their hand and begin the interview. Within a couple of minutes, you’re convinced this is the person you’ve been looking for. But have you been misled by your first impressions? Things aren’t always what they seem According to an article I saw in Business Insider a “First Impression” […]

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Become an Employer of Choice… 8 Things Your Municipality Can Do

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on October 27, 2018
Become an Employer of Choice… 8 Things Your Municipality Can Do

The term ’employer of choice’ has become a popular phrase in recent years. The concept and it’s benefits – that employees will choose your municipality over others and choose to dedicate themselves to your community’s success if your city measures up in their eyes- seems obvious. Here are 8 things you can do that will help you to become […]

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Trust …its more than a word!

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on October 27, 2018
Trust …its more than a word!

  When it comes to food, you’ve got to be very careful about what you eat and where you buy it … THE SAME IS TRUE when it comes to executive searches. Be very careful what stories you swallow and be discriminating about the sales pitch you buy into. A lot of so-called ‘recruiters’ rely […]

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