Tag Archives: Employee engagement

“Going the extra mile”

June 16, 2013

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The introduction to last week’s Tribune editorial read: “A lot of city residents were probably scratching their heads last week when reading stories about relatively high absenteeism and relatively low “employee engagement” at city hall. Getting on the city’s payroll is seen by many on the outside as a plum job, with good pay and benefits […]

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A local government should be a reflection of its community

June 9, 2013

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After the 2010 election, I was interviewed by the Guelph Mercury.  Performance measurement had been a key plank in my election platform and they wanted to know how committed I was to reporting on “the good, the bad and the ugly”.  Doing business differently in the public sector is politically risky but as they say, […]

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Turning the crank with pride and talent

June 27, 2012

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When a new senior management position is filled at City Hall, members of Council are sent a notice along with a short bio of the individual.  I am also impressed with the exceptional talent we are recruiting to Guelph – not just their professional and technical training but also their remarkably diverse work experience.  We […]

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