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  • There are some myths and general misperceptions about senior adults and tech usage that we’d like to bust. Every demographic and population segment in your community is important, and you likely have citizen engagement strategies in place to target each a little differently. If you think, however, that Millennials are your only demographic of citizens looking you up on social media, or...

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  • Your local government likely receives hundreds of requests every day across departments. Dog licenses, permits, access to transparency reports, facility reservations, and event sign-ups are just the tiniest fraction of the documents and requests your administration handles daily. We bet you even receive inquiries asking where to direct inquiries, right? We thought so.

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  • CivicPlus®, the integrated technology platform for local government, has been committed to servicing the needs of local governments for the past 20 years. The importance that CivicPlus places on being a part of the solution to allow municipalities to operate efficiently goes beyond its corporate values, however. CivicPlus aims to hire individuals who feel the type of personal commitmen...

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  • It’s officially election season. As a municipal website administrator, you know what that means: you can expect a huge spike in civic website traffic on November 7. FairVote estimates that 40 percent of the eligible population turns out to vote during a non-presidential election year. These voter turnout statistics translate to massive amounts of voter data that local governments will ...

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  • CivicPlus®, the integrated technology platform for local government, has announced a strategic partnership with AudioEye, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) to provide enhanced ADA-related digital accessibility capabilities to its local government website design clients. AudioEye offers industry-leading software that enables public and private sector entities to make their content more consumable thro...

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  • If your local government communication goals involve leveraging the latest tools and technology to keep up with current trends, then we have everything you need to start planning for 2018. The past decade has seen a significant paradigm shift in the ways that local governments communicate with citizens thanks to the proliferation of mobile technology and the widespread adoption of soci...

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  • You already know that social media is an effective way to connect with digitally-minded citizens on a regular basis. You’re likely already using Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to keep citizens informed and share information on local events and opportunities, but you may be missing out on an opportunity to connect with individual residents and neighborhoods in even more engaging ways. ...

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  • Want to know what citizens think of your local government website? Just ask. There are a variety of quantitative data gathering options available that can help you obtain valuable insights into the types of content your citizens desire from their civic website, as well as how your citizens feel about the overall design, functionality, and usability. Still, qualitative data can often be...

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  • October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which means throughout October every public and private sector entity should spend time reengaging their website security strategy and ensuring they are aware of, and protected from, the latest cyber threats. For local governments, it’s important to remember in October, and all year long, that the Internet touches almost every...

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  • CivicPlus has announced the formation of a strategic Client Advisory Board. The board is comprised of six of the nation’s leaders in public sector enterprise technology and civic engagement. The purpose of the board is to serve as a collaborative, strategic forum of industry partners to gather input and insights into the technology trends and emerging needs of public sector entities th...

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  • Inc. magazine has included CivicPlus® in the 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small and midsized businesses.

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  • Images are powerful pieces of digital content. When used wisely, they can be more impactful in motivating behavior than a page of text. As humans, our minds are simply wired to process images and associate them with emotions, sensations, and memories more quickly than text. While our brains decode text in a linear, sequential manner, they decipher images instantly. What that means, is ...

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  • Your citizens have high expectations. They want on-demand access to news, information, resources, and self-service tools to help them lead comfortable, and engaged lives in your community. You have high expectations too, and they all surround giving your citizens what they want—and more. The foundation of your citizen engagement strategy should be your municipal website. The problem, h...

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  • Interviewing can be a time-consuming process for HR professionals and hiring managers, but it’s a very important and necessary part of the hiring process. Interviews play a key role in determining if an applicant and an organization are the right match. The questions that you ask in an interview should help you learn more about the applicants, and allow you to carefully choose the bes...

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  • You’ve seen them everywhere, from Twitter, to Instagram, to t-shirts, to memes, but what exactly is the point of the hashtag? More importantly, are hashtags really important when creating social media posts for your local government? Believe it or not, the hashtag can be a powerful component of a social communication strategy. That little symbol can make a big difference in the reach a...

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  • Your municipal website is the cornerstone of your civic communications. It’s the hub of your internal administrative workflows, and a reliable resource your residents depend on. To maintain a high quality municipal website that evolves as the needs of your community evolve, local governments must align themselves with a strategic website vendor that can demonstrate a proven process for...

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  • We all know what it feels like to be the new employee in the office: unnerving, unsettling, and uncertain. Where’s the fax machine? How do you order business cards? Where is the “Main” conference room? Data shows that the more thorough a new employee’s onboarding process, the more secure he will feel in his new role, the more comfortable he will feel with his coworkers and supervisor, ...

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  • It shouldn’t surprise you that there are many people in your community who want to work for your local government. You may be shocked, however, to learn that many of those same people hate your recruitment and hiring process. Don’t feel frustrated. We’re here to help you understand possible areas of frustration so that you can make the necessary improvements to ensure the best talent a...

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CivicPlus
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  • There is no doubt that social media plays a big role in modern day recruiting, especially because many job seekers rely heavily on the Internet during their job search. If you aren’t using social media in your recruitment efforts, then you need to take immediate action to look for ways that you can integrate it into your plan. Without social media, it’s likely that you’re missing out o...

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  • With each day your municipality remains understaffed, citizens and staff feel the effects with greater impact. Understaffed administrations are less responsive to inquiries and requests. They have less available staff to complete community projects. Worst of all, they have less bandwidth to proactively initiate programs that could further the community’s mission and vision. When your m...

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  • Leaders in government human resources know that a good performance appraisal system is an integral component of their process of helping employees grow and develop. Most local governments implement some type of tool that can be used to evaluate employee performance, but the problem is that the performance appraisal system doesn’t achieve the desired results. When the results aren’t ach...

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  • The ways that job seekers interact with employers has changed. As our expectations have shifted to wanting immediate access to on-demand content, job seekers are starting—and finishing—their job searches online. You likely already know many of the benefits of online job applications, but if you’re still not ready to replace your paper applications with online versions, we’ve got eight ...

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CivicPlus
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  • Every employer, both in the private and public sector, want to keep their employees happy. Happy employees mean tenured employees, but what are the best ways to motivate employee job satisfaction? For local governments, simply increasing wages isn’t always an option, due to union contracts and limited budgets, so what’s left?

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  • Advances in technology are changing the way we live our lives and accomplish our key job functions. From the way we manage our time, to the way we create and send correspondence, to the way we manage and analyze data, technology solutions are proven to help us do our jobs faster, easier, and in most cases better. Human resources (HR)—especially in the public sector—remains a business f...

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  • Human resources has traditionally been a paper-laden job function. Not only do paper-based recruitment, employee evaluations, and onboarding procedures lead to slower implementations and depleted physical storage space, they are taking the toll on our environment. This Earth Day make the commitment for your community to convert from a paper-based talent recruitment process, to a cloud-...

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