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GUEST COMMENTARY: County workers shouldn't be political pawns

GUEST COMMENTARY: County workers shouldn't be political pawns

After a few days out of town, I spent a few hours reviewing recent news articles and editorials. I find it necessary to spend a few minutes to address the continuing assault on our county employees by some individuals for no other reason than to score political points as they face re-election.

March 07, 2014 1:00 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs human resources pro

The overpayment of a Porter County maintenance employee, to the tune of nearly $17,000, has prompted a lot of finger-pointing among county officials wondering how this happened and how it went undetected so long.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lake County must act on IU report's advice

Lake County officials got good advice last week from an Indiana University expert in public finance. Now it's time to act on it.

August 21, 2013 12:05 am

Early retirements of city employees net savings

PORTAGE | The buyouts of seven city employees last year has netted the city savings.

July 03, 2013 7:47 pm

EDITORIAL: Manage government workforce better

In county government, as with businesses, the employees are the biggest cost. But county government hasn't followed the private sector's lead yet in managing that cost, or those employees, well.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County must manage workforce better

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County must manage workforce better

In 2012, Porter County government authorized a comprehensive study of our county finances. The report, which was submitted last December, warned that every major service delivered, as well as every major fund we currently manage, needs to be adjusted through acts of efficiency. Otherwise, co…

March 19, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs to hire HR pro

The Porter County Council's quest to hire a budget and finance specialist is misguided. If the council is looking to add to the payroll, though, there's a more pressing need.

March 14, 2013 12:00 am

Chamber seeking nominees for HR professionals

INDIANAPOLIS | Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Ogletree Deakins/HR Dimensions Human Resources Professional of the Year.

January 02, 2013 9:51 am

Portage employees have until week's end to decide on early retirement

PORTAGE | The 10 city employees eligible to take the city's early retirement offer have until the end of the week to make the decision.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am

Portage commission authorizes employee buyout funds

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved an expenditure of up to $881,385 to fund employee buyout packages.

July 26, 2012 7:29 pm

The Times to host diversity symposium, job fair

The Times Media Co. will again host a full-day event in Northwest Indiana focused on workforce diversity on June 8.

June 02, 2012 10:30 am

EDITORIAL: Lake officials make case for HR director

The Lake County commissioners flubbed in appointing a politically connected person to be a special assistant, and Lake County Council member Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, called them on it last week.

January 18, 2012 12:00 am

Not just another statistic

Q: Employers seem to think that your skills aren't current and that something must be wrong with you if you've been out of full-time work for six months or more. How should I approach these problems?

August 14, 2011 12:00 am

Don't waste time; keep it moving

Q: On the day of a scheduled interview, I received a voice message that it was canceled because of budget changes. I contacted human resources two and three weeks later. The first time a rep said, "The position still has not been filled"; the second, "The position has been filled."

August 07, 2011 12:00 am

Standing on your feet, financially

Q: I'm 53, and I was a trailing spouse. While raising our four children, I often took positions within my degree field, accounting/finance, to increase our income and help make ends meet but was never able to stay at a job long, even though I was always considered a valued employee.

July 03, 2011 12:00 am

Unemployment rule changes start Friday

Mandatory drug screening for employment seekers is one of the several rule changes for people collecting employment insurance benefits from the state of Indiana.

June 30, 2011 11:00 am

The Times to host diversity symposium, job fair

The Times Media Co. will again host Northwest Indiana's only full-day event focused on work force diversity on June 15.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am

Shift gears or stay put

Q: Given today's economic hiring challenges, are applicants more likely now to find a job within their specific experience area, or do you advise that they apply in other fields in which they might have less experience, but an opportunity for a position?

May 29, 2011 12:00 am

New Job or Bust

Q: I've been seeking employment since June 25, 2009, when I was terminated on the grounds that I was no longer eligible to work in customer service. I take it I would only be eligible for data entry. I've been stating on my job applications that my reason for leaving my last job was a lay-of…

May 22, 2011 12:00 am
Office bullying has many negative impacts on both employees and the company's bottom line

Office bullying has many negative impacts on both employees and the company's bottom line

Chances are, if you work with others, you have been or will be bullied at some point in your career.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am
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