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Allison Primack started the topic Announcing the YGL G.O.L.D. Academy Logo Design Contest! in the forum Miscellaneous 1 year, 6 months ago
YGL is updating the logo for the G.O.L.D. Academy, our professional development program, and we are counting on your creativity to help! During the month of March, submit your new logo design for the program. The top submissions will be posted on the YGL Facebook Page April 1st and the logo with the most likes on April 15th at 12 p.m. will be…[Read more]
Today most of us had the day off of work in honor of President’s Day. While the holiday originated as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday, it has become tradition to celebrate the office of the Presidency, honoring all of our presidents.
In light of this, I was thinking about how different each of our presidents were in terms of their…[Read more]
Work can be difficult, challenging, and exciting all in the same day. To achieve the mission of an agency requires hard work and dedication. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have lives outside of work. At Young Government Leaders (YGL), we want to help our members both inside and outside the workplace.
In the past, YGL has used survey…[Read more]
Allison Primack started the topic Millennial Monday: What do you want to see in the next 4 years? in the forum Miscellaneous 1 year, 7 months ago
On Inauguration Day last week I was stopped on the street and interviewed by NPR for their “Dear Mr. President” campaign, asking people what change they wanted to see in the next 4 years. They took pictures of their interviewees with their “wish”, and shared some of them on a live chat with the White House. I thought this was a creative way to…[Read more]
Allison Primack started the topic Millennial Monday: What is Your Work Resolution for 2013? in the forum Miscellaneous 1 year, 8 months ago
Lose weight and get fit. Quit smoking. Learn something new. Eat healthier and diet. Get out of debt and save money.
Sound familiar? According to Time.com these are the top 5 commonly broken New Years Resolutions.
What’s interesting is that none of these resolutions have anything to do with the workplace. Does this mean we are more motivated to…[Read more]
Allison Primack started the topic Millennial Monday: Where do you get your election news? in the forum Miscellaneous 1 year, 11 months ago
Last week, Comedy Central and TRU Insights released the results of a survey they recently conducted on the political habits of MIllennials. One of the questions asked Millennials what sources they got their election news from. The results were as follows:
• 68% Network News • 58% Online Aggregator (Yahoo!, Google) • 56% Cable News • 52% Facebook…[Read more]
Allison Primack started the topic Millennial Monday: Are the Presidential Debates Boring You? in the forum Miscellaneous 1 year, 11 months ago
The main problem, she explained, is that the candidates are not addressing all the issues that millennials are concerned about. They address economic reform, but not the immigrant reform issues that affect…[Read more]
Allison Primack started the topic Millennial Monday: Have You Committed a Millennial Mistake in an Interview? in the forum Miscellaneous 1 year, 11 months ago
An article recently published in Forbes claims that older workers have an edge over younger workers in today’s job market. According to a survey of 501 hiring managers indicated that they are THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY to hire a worker who is 50+ years old, than a millennial!
Why do recruiters feel this way? These are the Top 5 Interview…[Read more]
Last Monday, I asked “How Millennial Are You?”, and got an overwhelming response! I enjoyed checking out everyone’s scores, and hearing your thoughts on the quiz.
[By the way if you haven't taken the quiz yet, go take it now so you know what I'm talking about!]
What I found most interesting was that the scores did not seem to directly…[Read more]
This week I stumbled across a fun quiz from the Pew Research Center, entitled
How Millennial Are You?
I took the quiz, and scored a 96! Yikes!
How did you score on the test?
Do you think these questions are good indicators of the Millennial generation?
Millennial Monday is a series by Young Government Leaders (YGL) that discusses…[Read more]
Allison Primack started the topic Millennial Monday: What brought you to public service? in the forum Career Advancement 2 years ago
Jon Kuhl, a blog contributor for the National Conference of State Legislatures, covered a panel of young state legislators and legislative staffers last month. Kuhl profiles the moderator, John Celok, who recently wrote a book entitled “The Next Generation: Young Elected Officials and Their Impact on American Politics” where he outlines the…[Read more]
Allison Primack started the topic Millennial Monday: Effective Teamwork with Millennials in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 2 years ago
Last week we discussed how to manage Millennials. But say you are not in charge of a Millennial – you work alongside one.
When working in teams, it is valuable to have members with different skills and strengths. However, in order to keep everyone sane, it is crucial for everyone to be aware of the other’s work habits and routines.
In many…[Read more]
Its no secret that your average Millennial employee functions very differently than your average Gen Y employee. Millennials have different expectations and needs for the workplace, and therefore require a different type of management style.
I know there are a ton of posts on GovLoop on telework — but very few, if any, have discussed one of the major downsides of telework – feeling left out of office culture.
I am a fellow at GovLoop, where telework is the norm. This has been great, because it allows our employees to take vacations, be at home if we are not feeling well, or even…[Read more]
Allison Primack replied to the topic Should Every Social Media Manager Be Under 25? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 2 years, 1 month ago
This topic produced a heated discussion on GovLoop’s Facebook – here’s what they had to say:
Michael Bertoldi Absolutely not. I’m 29. I was on Facebook in college when it came out and was only for college kids. I was on Twitter before it went mainstream. I’ve been around for the emergence of social media and have seen it evolve into what it is…[Read more]
We asked this question on GovLoop’s Facebook, and got many replies:
Gerry Cooney In a word, yes.
Tural Abbasov Yes.
Edward Peters Sadly, that’s a yes … too many insecure bureaucrats
Penny van Zandt Yes!
Kathleen Galvan Yes – there are so many rules and regulations and bureaucrats, that those of us who actually think outside the box are…[Read more]
Here is what some people said when I posted this topic to GovLoop’s LinkedIn:
Matt Royer • Hi Allison, I work for company (SAFEbuilt, inc) that primarily provides building department services and other related services such as licensing and code enforcement to municipalities across the country. Most of these services are fee based services. The…[Read more]
Allison Primack replied to the topic How-to: Tips on Getting Buy-In from Project Stakeholders? in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 2 years, 2 months ago
Here are some tips shared on GovLoop’s Facebook:
Scott Primeau Involve them as early as possible. Give them a chance to share their opinions. Incorporate their ideas as much as possible. Help them see what the project means to them.
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Great point about Google Maps Arianna, I use the new feature quite a bit, and that comment actually speaks to a concern/stragegy/perspective I’ve heard from my StateDOT operations counterpart. They feel that the private sector has a significant role to play in providing travel and traffic information to the public. Finding ways to make that… Read more »
I’m a late comer to this discussion. Hard to come up with new strategies beyond those mentioned. In regards to measures, being both and operations engineer and a Safety engineer, I always like to measure the safety effects of operations and would suggest having a crash performance measure to help ensure whatever I was implementing… Read more »
Take Nathaniel’s idea of posting transit vs. car travel times on the DMSs, then add an easy to remember link, such as wmata.com/savetime (not a real link). On this “Save Time” page, lay out the I-66 corridor, HOV lanes, servicing transit routes, and park-and-ride lots. Add recent (within the past couple of weeks) of inbound… Read more »