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What Local Government Cannot Afford

July 18, 2014

Let’s begin with an idea: local governments cannot afford to be bad employers. Put another, way, without money to reward and retain good employees, local governments must seek to be the best employers possible. This means moving towards inclusive workplaces … Read more

Confidentiality of Applicant Names

January 8, 2014

Here’s an idea that many people in local government in North Carolina cling to:  the names of applicants for governmental jobs are confidential.  It’s a very handy idea.  It allows a manager in a small county to apply for the … Read more

Firing At-Will Employees: Legal Limitations

October 31, 2013

If you go to work for someone else, the odds are great that you are an employee at will.  That’s the basic rule in North Carolina, as it is almost everywhere in the United States.  In North Carolina, it applies … Read more

To Ask Or Not? Deciding to Survey Employees

October 14, 2013

Have you ever wondered what employees are thinking and feeling about your organization? Whether they are ready to bolt for the next job or planning to stick around until retirement?