Winning the War for Talent In The Public Sector

by Shaara Roman

We’ve been talking for years about the war for talent and the challenges organizations face in recruiting and retaining talent. A 2015 study by Accenture reports 64 percent of 70 public sector leaders across 18 states report difficulty attracting and retaining talent. Similarly, a recent Pew ... Read & React

LinkedIn and Microsoft Will Now Write Your Resume For You

Finding the right words to describe your last job no longer needs to be a thesaurus-combing ordeal. Microsoft and LinkedIn can automatically do it for you. The software company and social-networking service—the former of which acquired the latter in 2016 for $26 billion—together ... Read & React

3 Tips For Managing Innovation

by Alan Pentz Partner, Corner Alliance

We are used to seeing innovators lauded for their brilliance. They are insightful geniuses who see around corners and live ahead of their times. In practice, most innovators stumble into success. Innovation is more about implementation and execution than it is about inspiration. Of course Edison ... Read & React

Leaders Focus on the Trends, Not the Data Points

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

In some organizations, this is the time of year where individual performance from the previous year is summarized and communicated in annual reviews. (Which, by the way, is an abysmal practice that does nothing to develop people and has at least an 80 percent chance of causing them to feel ... Read & React

Pay for Performance is Needed

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

The switch to pay for performance is inevitable. The General Schedule salary system is approaching 100 years old. Automatic step increases are contrary to the goals of improving government performance and holding employees accountable. Further, there is no rationale that justifies paying federal ... Read & React

Do Women Bosses Have an Extra Responsibility to Look Out For Women?

by Sarah Kessler

Shortly after news broke that Hillary Clinton had allowed an advisor on her 2008 presidential campaign to keep his job after he was accused of sexual harassment, the former US secretary of State wrote an explanation on her Facebook page. “The short answer is this,” she wrote. “If I had it to do ... Read & React

Everyone Claims They Are Following 'Agile Methods' But Few Actually Do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable ... Read & React

How to Avoid Spreading the Flu at Work

by Lindsey Hadlock

Workplaces remain hotbed of possible flu contagion, despite recommendations that people get their vaccinations. Even an ordinary seasonal flu epidemic will still kill several thousand people every year in the US alone. This year’s flu, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Read & React

What Inclusivity Really Means, From The Woman Who Held The Highest Tech Job In America

by Leah Fessler

Tech and science are notoriously male-dominated fields, which means girls and women interested in STEM lack powerful female role models. This predicament took a major step forward in 2014, when Barack Obama named Megan Smith the third US chief technology officer. This made her the first US CTO ... Read & React

The Difficult Person at Work Probably Isn’t a Psychopath

As workplaces become increasingly difficult and damaging environments, there are plenty of articles and books on dealing with “psychopaths” among your colleagues. But psychopathy is heavily contested as a diagnostic category. And labelling a coworker a psychopath fails to account for how our ... Read & React