Posts on General Management

Engaging Local Government Employees

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Employee engagement is a popular concept with a wide variety of meanings. One definition we use in academic research focuses on the energy, focus and dedication that employees bring to a job. Researchers have found employees who say they are engaged are less likely to say they are planning to leave the organization and more […]

E-Recruiting for Local Government

Friday, June 17th, 2016

In the digital age, recruiting does not happen in the office from just nine to five. The best candidates are searching for jobs around the clock.

Pulling Off Pay for Performance: Lessons from MPA Research

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Pay-for-performance (P4P) has been a hot topic among public and private managers for years. The concept is popular because it embraces the ethos of rewarding hard work. Furthermore, the “new normal” for the public sector is to do more with less and P4P seems like one strategy to accomplish that. For private sector firms, pay-for-performance […]