Public Sector HR News

  • Midcareer Crisis

    How to Survive the Midcareer Employee Crisis

    Jul 05, 2022

    Understanding why midcareer employees quit tells you what problems they are trying to solve and gives you valuable information for retaining and attracting the best candidates. 
  • EHS Strategies

    Bridging Employee Engagement

    Jul 05, 2022

    Empowering employees to actively contribute to the organization’s vision and goals is one of the most powerful tools employers have to make their people feel more connected to, and valued by, the organization. This is even more powerful when employee engagement actions are focused on environmental, health and safety (EHS) initiatives aimed at improving workplace well-being, safety and sustainability.
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    How to Create a Culture of Purpose and Connection at Work

    Jul 05, 2022

    Given the significant amount of time employees dedicate to their working lives, they are shifting their expectations to demand more from their employers. Organizations seeking long-term sustainability must invest in creating and maintaining a more people-centric workplace culture.

  • Mental Health

    Cultural Change Is Needed to Promote Better Mental Health in the Workplace

    Jul 05, 2022

    It has been said that people do not quit their jobs; they quit their managers. The same can be said of an organization’s culture. When workers feel valued and listened to, they are more likely to stay and be productive because they believe the organization is looking out for their best interests.
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    Employee Resource Groups

    Jul 05, 2022

    Establishing employee resource groups (ERGs) is an increasingly common solution to meeting the challenge of ensuring employees of all backgrounds are heard. This article looks at what ERGs are, how they benefit employees and employers, and what management must do to ensure ERGs produce those benefits.
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    High Court Ruling: Football Coach's Prayers Amount to Private Speech

    Jun 27, 2022

    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision that appears to have broadened the religious rights of government employees, ruled on Monday that a Washington state public school district violated the rights of a Christian high school football coach who was suspended for refusing to stop leading prayers with players on the field after games.

  • MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, June 2022

    Jun 01, 2022

    After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Jamie Chism did case management for children receiving Kansas state services. He has also held adjunct faculty positions at Friends University in Wichita and at Southwestern College in his past and present hometown.
  • To Build a High-Performing Team, Commit to a Shared Transformational Journey

    Jun 01, 2022

    The first step of the transformational journey is envisioning an ideal future state. That means creating a shared vision for the upper reaches of the team’s potential. The ideal future state is not a static point in time; rather, the future is open, flexible and fluid. 
  • Want to Retain Top Recruiters? Institute a Be-Well Mantra

    Jun 01, 2022

    Because of their empathic, relationship-oriented, “people-person” personalities and skill sets, recruiters might be even more vulnerable than the average professional to the stressful impacts of these unsettling times. Add the pressures of a results-oriented, highly competitive career field, and you have a perfect recipe for high turnover—or, even worse, losing talented recruiters from the profession and workforce altogether.
  • Looking for Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale?

    Jun 01, 2022

    When combined with an HDHP, an HSA offers unique savings and tax advantages. The money in an HSA does not disappear at the end of each year, and HSA funds stay with the individual no matter where they go in their career. HSAs also allow account holders to invest the funds in interest-bearing accounts and to spend the funds on mental health care.