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A photo of Kevin Lynch you wouldn't see unless you caught it in the Ottawa Citizen

A photo of Kevin Lynch you wouldn't see unless you caught it in the Ottawa Citizen

If you’re like me and you just adore news aggregators, you very likely have news alerts set up to help you with your media scans (or environmental scans). I’ve found them valuable to be informed of any news from the Privy Council Office (PCO), who set the overall direction and priorities for the whole public service, and especially speeches from the head of public service, Kevin Lynch.

This hasn’t worked too well. › Continue reading…

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Believe it or not, this is an engaged Google employee

Edit: title name was edited, in an obvious way.
The government of Canada is undergoing a ‘renewal‘, and talent is a significant factor in these efforts; “[recognising the] importance of a top-notch public service to Canada’s success as a country”.  The most recent report to parliament from the top public servant of Canada, Kevin Lynch states:
“The public service is competing for talent in the strongest national labour market in 35 years. There are many other organizations, from businesses to universities to non-governmental organizations that are actively competing to recruit Canada’s top university and community college graduates.”
Criticism surrounds the prospect of Canada’s federal government being the “employer of choice” for the next generation of competitive talent. The surveys and feedback have not been too positive, so what to do? Here’s where I think some great insight can come from seeing what exemplary organisations are doing. Bear with me.
Last June (2008) I came across this compelling viral video created by the people at Digg, a Web 2.0 website that was “made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet” where websites, videos, images are rated and ranked (or ‘aggregated’) according to popularity (the model is similar to crowdsourcing and social bookmarking sites).
After 1 minute you’ll get the idea of what the video is, no need to watch the whole thing:
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