2023 PM covers

The 2023 PM editorial calendar focused on the aspects of local government that matter most to its practitioners.

From 12 issues, the articles that resonated most with PM readers this year represent a great cross-section of these topics: local government workforce issues, such as the hiring crisis, trends to watch, firing poor performers, performance evaluation methods, and recruiting Gen Z; career development advice, including preparing for an interview and lessons in leadership; the rise of ChatGPT, innovations in budgeting, and changes to the ICMA Code of Ethics.

We invite you to catch up on any of these articles you missed over the past year, or give them another read.

The Top 10 PM Articles of 2023

1. The Profession’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Proposed Changes to ICMA’s Code of Ethics
Members with voting privileges have the opportunity to vote yes or no on changes to Tenets 1, 4, 9, and 11.

2. The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for an Interview in Local Government
Whether you’ve had dozens of job interviews throughout your career or you’re preparing for your first one, read through these guidelines beforehand to help you prepare.
3. In Case of Emergency, Break Glass: 10 Emergency Ways to Combat the Hiring Crisis
It’s time for local government agencies to take urgent measures with their talent recruitment and retention.
4. Six Tips to Recruit and Retain Generation Z for Local Government
Consider the purpose-driven Gen Z perspective before, during, and especially after the hiring process.
5. Career Compass #100: Leadership Lessons from 99 Career Compass Columns
Frank Benest has culled his “top 10” list of leadership lessons from the first 99 columns in hopes that the lessons provoke your leadership thinking and action.
6. Let’s Think Differently About Performance Evaluations
We should recognize that performance evaluations aren’t effective and instead develop a straightforward performance evaluation system that emphasizes employee development.
7. ChatGPT: What You Need to Know
Harnessing the potential and mitigating the risks of this powerful new tool.
8. Let’s Think Differently About Firing Poor Performers
You cannot tolerate poor performance if you want to promote excellence in your organization.
9. Workforce Trends to Watch in 2023
MissionSquare Research Institute has identified key strategies and actions for public service employers to consider in their recruitment and retention efforts.
10. Rethinking Budgeting in Local Government
By adopting these modern budgeting practices, local governments can better align resources with strategic priorities and more effectively serve their communities.

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