Tag: hiring

Hiring refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for jobs (either permanent or temporary) within an organization. Recruitment can also refer to processes involved in choosing individuals for unpaid positions, such as voluntary roles or unpaid trainee roles. Managers, human resource generalists and recruitment specialists may be tasked with carrying out recruitment, but in some cases public-sector employment agencies, commercial recruitment agencies, or specialist search consultancies are used to undertake parts of the process. Internet-based technologies to support all aspects of recruitment have become widespread.

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth

Infrastructure Coalition Condemns Trump’s Termination of Local Hiring Program

Infrastructure Coalition Condemns Trump’s Termination of Local Hiring Program

WASHINGTON — In response to President Trump ending the Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program, an Obama-era initiative designed to create local jobs through federal infrastructure investment, Tate Hausman, co-director of the Millions of Jobs coalition, issued the following statement:
“The “You’re Fired” President has just eliminated a program that guarantees good jobs to

Sand Filter Systems With Detention: A Perfect Solution

Sand Filter Systems With Detention: A Perfect Solution

For stormwater detention and filtration in small, highly impervious drainage areas, sand filter systems with detention may be the perfect solution. In urban areas, they may sometimes be the only solution. They’re appropriate for commercial, municipal, and industrial operations.

Training: No Free Lunch

Training: No Free Lunch

Occasionally, we take a look back at some of the issues we’ve examined in past columns to assess their continued relevance and for insight on developments that may have evolved in the interim.

Reader Profile: Alan Heymann

Reader Profile: Alan Heymann

Throughout his water utility career, Alan Heymann has taken on unusual positions in the industry. Heymann is both chief marketing officer (CMO) for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and co-founder and president of Blue Drop, a non-profit spinoff begun in November 2016 that markets products and services developed by

The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

Desertification is a growing problem—or perhaps more accurately a non-growing problem—in many parts of the world. Planting trees, or afforestation, is one way to combat desertification, but it works only if the trees survive; in many areas the survival rate has been dismal. As this article points out, the poor-quality

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

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