Management

How Do State and Local Governments Recruit and Retain "Young and Restless"?

How Do State and Local Governments Recruit and Retain "Young and Restless"?

Governing magazine's website, serving 275,000 public officials and other readers each month, considers the critical matter of how states and localities recruit managerial talent from Generatiions X and Y -- post baby boomers roughly between the ages of 30 and 42 -- and how they keep them on. To help frame the issue, the writer interviewed NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light, a nationally recognized expert on government and organizational performance, as well as Cuong Nguyen, a Wagner graduate who works as a director for the Borough President of Manhattan. In the article, Nguyen contends many governments could do more to promote public sector employment's attractive characteristics and advantages. Born in Vietnam and raised largely in California, Nguyen, 28, grew interested in public service careers after serving in the Peace Corps in Honduras and earning a master's degree in public administration at Wagner. To read the article, please visit the link listed below.

 

How to Find a Career in the Nonprofit Sector

How to Find a Career in the Nonprofit Sector

David Schachter, NYU Wagner's Associate Dean for Career Services and Experiential Learning, has contributed three chapters to Idealist.org's "Guide to Nonprofit Careers." A valuable source of information and guidance for job seekers who are considering a career in the nonprofit sector, the e-book chapters are: "How to Find a Career or a Nonprofit That is Right for You"; "The Basic Tools of the Job Search: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Marketing Your Distinct Skills"; and "Presenting Yourself Well: Interviews and First Impressions." To read the Idealist guide, please click the link below.

In Review: 'Jonas & Kovner's Health Delivery in the United States'

In Review: 'Jonas & Kovner's Health Delivery in the United States'

" 'Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States' is one of the best-known and longest-standing (first edition, 1977) compendiums on the unique problems of US health care policy. And with good reason -- like other grand textbooks such as Harrison's for internal medicine, Guyton's for psychology, or Robbins' for pathology, this text authoritatively demonstrates the breadth and depth of current foundational knowledge of its field."

So begins a complimentary Journal of the American Medical Association online review of the now classic textbook (New York: Springer, 2008, 9th ed.) edited by NYU Wagner Professor Anthony Kovner and Wagner alumnus James R. Knickman. The book has sold has sold more than 300,000 copies since its publication in 1977.

"[D]espite the considerable expertise presented," according to the review written by S. Ryan Greysen, MD, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University, "the text remains approachable for professionals in health care delivery or policy, whether novices or masters in the field."

To read the review, click below.

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