Historically, job security has been the attraction to potential employees, rather than a higher salary, but today, that's no longer the case in Burleigh County.
"These employees, generally speaking, coming out, have been told, 'You're going to have seven different jobs at seven different locations throughout your career. You know, don't worry about the first ones so much. Get the money,'" says Burleigh County engineer Marcus Hall.
Even though salaries may be lower today, Hall says there are other benefits that need to be considered.
"I think stability is one of the keys in government employment. Long-term pension plans are also good. I think there's other parts of the package- vacation, sick leave, holidays- that one really needs to look at," says Hall.
County employment packages are very generous already, but generally, higher levels of government can offer bigger and better packages, making them the more attractive choice.
"We get a lot of attorneys that want courtroom experience, and I can offer them that, but then they're there for a few years, and then they see the pay in the private sector or other areas of government. It's better than what the county can offer," says Burleigh County State's Attorney Richard Rija.
The retention rates for Burleigh County jobs may seem grim; however, there are solutions in place for new hires in 2014 and 2015.
"We need to look at salary structures in which they can look at long-term. They see where they can go, and also a set-up in which they can see there's some vertical movement," says Hall.
Employee retention in Burleigh County is a concern, and there are solutions in place, but no matter what, it seems it all comes down to money.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:06 AM EST2014-03-09 05:06:58 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:37 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:04 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-03-09 05:00:06 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
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NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.