Posts Tagged: new

3 Tips to Make Training Stick for Today’s Attention Spans

In 1998, the average attention span could be held for 12 minutes. In 2008, the average attention span could be held for 5 minutes. In 2018, what will the average attention span be? This trend toward increasingly short attention spans is a major concern for training professionals that are trying to design more effective trainings. When… Read more »

Five Tips For Getting Up to Speed in Your New Job

“Let me just show you around…” “…your desk is by the window…” “…and you’ll need to turn that in every Friday…” “…here’s the coffee maker, it’s a little fidgety, so just…” “…Joel’s been with us since the beginning, just ask him anything…” “…extra pens in the closet…” “…meeting every Tuesday, except this week it’s Wednesday…”… Read more »

How a Machine Knew When a Democrat Started Voting With the Republicans

“Retaking the Senate” seems a strange goal for a party that already holds 32 of 63 state Senate seats. In New York, however, that’s exactly what the Democratic Party wants to do. Last year, five state Senators, after running as Democrats, decided to break away from the Democratic caucus and to share power with the… Read more »

The Difference Between Onboarding and Orientation

What good is having knowledge and skills about a particular topic if you do not share it. Here’s a quote from Margaret Fuller, “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” So hopefully, others will light their candles with the knowledge that I am sharing about onboarding. Onboarding vs. NEO Onboarding is… Read more »

Trickle-Down Performance Management

Can federal performance management schemes influence efforts at the local level? Typically, performance management works best in systems where agencies engage in direct service delivery, where leaders have more control over what is going on. But in complex intergovernmental programs, can effective performance management systems be developed and work? A recent case study of the… Read more »

Energy Dept, New Jersey Team to Build Disaster-Proof Transit Microgrid

The U.S. Energy Department is collaborating with the state of New Jersey to build an electrical microgrid intended to power state’s transit system in the event of natural disasters, Reuters reported Monday. Selam Gebrekidan writes DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories will design a power grid with generating capacity of more than 50 megawatts. Energy Secretary Ernest… Read more »

How to Accelerate New Employee Productivity

How to Accelerate New Employee Productivity Accelerating a new employee’s productivity rate is a goal that every agency strives to achieve. The onboarding process involves many time consuming elements. Everything from preparing new-hire paperwork, to ensuring equipment is ready on time, and reducing the onboarding cycle from days to minutes can help your agency save… Read more »