Business Wants More Collaboration With Government [Infographic]

Collaboration with Business and Government

One thing almost everyone can agree with—government needs to communicate better.

Nearly 96 percent of public-sector employees polled by GovDelivery said they believed that stronger relationships with agencies, consultants and the public would be beneficial.

This infographic by GovDelivery outlined a snapshot of public-sector opinion listing the top reasons for increased collaboration:

  • A way to provide better service to the public.
  • Improved decision-making.
  • Increased efficiencies.
  • Decreased time spent responding to critical issues.

“Our recent research reveals that government employees need to create more collaborative communities to manage communications both inside and outside their organizations, connecting with other agencies, citizens and government consultants,” said GovDelivery CEO Scott Burns.

The most important collaboration tool, according to 71 percent of the employees polled, is the ability to share documents and photos online.

About 56 percent said they wanted analytics and reporting tools, 43 percent reported the importance of email integration with discussion forums, and 43 percent reported a desire for administrative control of collaborative participants.

According to the infographic: “It’s clear that government employees see the need to create more collaborative communities to manage communications inside and outside specific agencies or entities, between citizens, government consultants.”

Infographic after the jump…

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Six in 10 Companies Conduct Video Job Interviews

Job seekers may find the next opportunity without leaving home, through video interviews.

A new study by OfficeTeam found a majority of human resources (HR) managers—63 percent—said their company conducts job interviews via video. This is a massive increase from last year, when only 14 percent had said they went online to interview candidates. Continue reading “Six in 10 Companies Conduct Video Job Interviews”

8 Metrics Every HR Manager Needs To Know

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The human resources department is not income generating.  We measure our value and effectiveness not in sales numbers, but the people we hire, train, develop and lead.  How the value of HR is measured at your organization is dependent upon a number of different factors.  It depends on your senior leaders and what they want from their HR team, your company’s focus and mission, and the industry you serve.

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Social Media Compliance: Tough But Necessary

Is social media in the workplace a good idea? Can it even be controlled?

Social media—like Facebook and Twitter—is perfect for keeping in touch with old friends and sharing details of daily life. It certainly helps people stay connected with friends, relatives and customers.

However, expressing personal opinions online may become an example of TMI—too much information. That is when social networks become at odds with ethical business practices. In extreme cases, a tweet or Facebook post can be something akin to insider trading. Continue reading “Social Media Compliance: Tough But Necessary”