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Humour a Great Prescription

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on July 31, 2019
Humour a Great Prescription

Can laughter really help us heal? Anecdotal evidence and some studies seem to point in that direction. Scientists aren’t sure. But why wait for them to figure it out? Just yuck it up. It certainly can’t hurt. Scientists know that laughing increases the rate at which the heart beats and the muscles contract. Laughter stimulates […]

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The Dog Days of Summer

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on July 31, 2019
The Dog Days of Summer

The mercury is rising and about to burst the thermometer, the kids are out of school for the summer, and the neighborhood pool is singing a siren song – to those who should be hard at work. None of this does much for productivity around the municipal office. So, what is a good municipal boss […]

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The Granddaddy Question of them all …

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on June 28, 2019
The Granddaddy Question of them all …

The great majority of municipal administrators, mayors and counselors I’ve met in over 30 years of recruiting consider themselves pretty good at interviewing. While some do have a knack for interviewing, for most of them “pretty good” is definitely stretching the truth a little! I’ve been through literally hundreds of interviews – some good and […]

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A BATTLE…in the War for Talent

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

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on February 3, 2019
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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