Posts Tagged: new hire

Retirement Questions Answered

Our federal employees retirement planning site at receives many questions each month from retirees and federal employees and many are focused on the following subject areas. I suggest copying this article and keep it with your important papers so you and your family will have the answers needed when faced with these issues. RetirementRead… Read more »

Social Media: Time Savers or Suckers?

*********************************************************************** Not a Govloop Member? 30 Secs & Free to Join for Great Info & Perks *********************** This past week, I presented at a professional development event for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The title and description was: Time Savers or Time Suckers? Are Twitter, Facebook, UStream and Ning worth your time? StatisticsRead… Read more »

Podcast: Heather Krasna on her new book, ‘Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service’

Join a conversation with career counselor Heather Krasna about her new book, “Jobs That Matter – Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service.” Heather talks about finding the right job for the public good, the process of writing her first book, and how she uses social networks such as GovLoop, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Threaded Environments: changing the way we work

In our summer 2010 issue, Marnie Green, principle consultant of the Management Education Group, wrote about the growing trends that are changing the public workforce and dictating not only who we hire, but how we work. These four trends are: 1. Threaded Environments2. Self-Reliance3. Knowledge Sharing4. Portability Threaded environments require the development of internal andRead… Read more »

World First, Gov Second

I’ll say this expertise is overrated. Woah.. where did that come from? We’ll sitting at the Gov 2.0 Summit something said by Elizabeth Coleman of Bennington College really resonated with me: start with the world then bring it back to government. Yes expertise is valuable in it’s small tiny sector but government isn’t a smallRead… Read more »

Top 5 Most-Hated Types of Gov’t Workers

*********************************************************************** Not a Govloop Member? 30 Secs & Free to Join for Great Info & Perks *********************************************************************** Top 5 Most-Hated Types of Gov’t Workers So you are working at your job as a govie and you get a call from X and all of a sudden you are upset. There are certain jobs that dreadRead… Read more »

Battle of Wits — Asking the right questions during an interview

You’ve done your resume, connected through networking, submitted the application, made it through the phone screening, through the security scan and are finally in the interview! In “Princess Bride” terms, you have crossed the ocean, climbed the really, really long rope up the cliff, bested the giant, overcome Inigo Montoya’s swordsmanship (and conversation!), and areRead… Read more »

The Changing Relationship Between Accountability and Responsibility

Collaborative technologies apply flattening pressure to hierarchical organizational structures by diffusing the ability to publish, share and disseminate information. For example consider the action of publishing something to the corporate intranet compared to an enterprise wiki. Intranet Publishing is a Linear Process This linear process is designed to ensure compliance with a broad set ofRead… Read more »

Top 5: Reasons Social Media is NOT Just for Kids

*********************************************************************** Not a Govloop Member? 30 Secs & Free to Join for Great Info & Perks *********************************************************************** When I get a chance to talk with people about social media and government, I often ask: “Are You a Member of Generation C?” I proceed to explain why I think social networking tools are not just beingRead… Read more »