How to weather fluctuations in building permit revenue

Economic fluctuations make it difficult for governments to break even on the cost of providing building permits, which is required in most states. Rates are based on anticipated demand, which is difficult to predict. Boom-and-bust cycles often result in either too much or too little revenue. A surplus may lead to legal trouble, while aMore

Marketing Technology – Five ways to get started

In an overwhelming sea of marketing platforms, one must choose new marketing technology (MarTech) wisely according to organization size, marketing goals, and leadership expectations. Two decades ago, MarTech was as simple as published media contact lists or basic database systems that captured client and project information, but little else. In recent years, things have changed,More

Spike in government cyber attacks calls for a “cyber transformation”

Cyber Transformation The news articles are coming in on an almost daily basis… 2019 is set to be a record year for cyber breaches… Municipalities across the country, and the public sector in general, are suffering large scale cyber-attacks resulting in massive disruption to city operations, millions of dollars in losses, and the personal dataMore

Short-term rentals: Three questions a city/county should answer to benefit from this market

BACKGROUND Short-term rentals (STRs) are a phenomenon of today’s “shared economy” – a world in which technology advancements have upended traditional business models. Since 2011, the number of STR properties listed on the top four websites (e.g., Airbnb, VRBO) has exploded from about 900,000 to 8 million, an increase of almost 800%. With dramatic increaseMore

Justin Peterson’s #MyMGTJourney is about learning and supporting others

To put some context behind my MGT journey, I want to first share two of my foundational beliefs. First, I believe that every person is born with a seed of vast potential, and our surrounding environment should support us in reaching this potential. I’m exceedingly optimistic in the capabilities of every person. Second, I believeMore

Five questions to ask before your class and comp study

It’s always exciting how technology can impact real lives through human capital management and specifically, classification and compensation (class and comp) studies. My career and education have focused on the science and technology space – I obtained a Master of Public Policy with an emphasis in Science and Technology Policy, interned at the White HouseMore

What is a disparity study and why should your organization have one?

Do you ever wonder what it takes to conduct a disparity study, why it’s important, and the things you should consider when producing a defensible result? Our team conducts disparity studies to determine if inequities exist in public procurement and contracting that adversely affect minorities and/or women. In the Richmond vs. J.A. Croson case filedMore

How to prevent cyber threats from crippling your city

For any organization, public or private, security risk assessments and penetration testing are necessary. Compliance and an ever-changing cyber threat landscape require constant threat management. However, for an agency to create a true culture of cyber security, success depends on tactics as part of a cohesive, long-term security and risk management program. Like any departmentMore

Martine Schmitt’s #MyMGTJourney is about finding, and hiring, the “best of the best”

Throughout my professional experience in human resources and recruiting, I have valued the ‘human’ side of the work. This likely originated during my undergraduate work in International Relations at the University of Mississippi. Here I was afforded the chance to study abroad in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Taiwan. Learning about the diversity of cultures and governmentsMore

A world-class technology platform can elevate operations

AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING SOLUTION TO MANAGE PROJECTS FROM START TO FINISH Our team needed a world-class technology platform and modern solution to track projects from the moment a proposal is initiated through the final invoice. Asana, Trello, QuickBase, OpenAir, Wrike, HourStack, Accelo and Producteev were among some of the options considered before Mavenlink was chosen. “EfficiencyMore