A warm thank you to our employee audience

Our top stories, videos, and social media posts for 2019

Throughout 2019, the Department of Human Resources Employee Communications Team highlighted the professional accomplishments, challenges and successes of our employees, as well as King County opportunities and important events. These were shared in our weekly Employee News newsletter, the KC Employee News blog, our KCEmployees Twitter account, the King County, WA LinkedIn account, and our King County Employees YouTube channel.

thanks-1314887Thank you to all our readers for engaging with our content, sharing it with others, and helping us to be successful in providing you the information needed to succeed in your career, live a healthy life, and make King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive.

We invite you to revisit the top 10 stories of 2019; you just might run into a story about yourself, your colleague or your department. If you would like your work to be featured in the Employee News newsletter in 2020, please email us at KCEmployees@kingcounty.gov.

The 10 most-clicked Employee News newsletter stories for 2019 were:

10. Executive Constantine joined 1,000 volunteers for Count Us In, the annual point-in-time count for people experiencing homelessness – 618 views

9. Activity centers offer employees exercise and healthy workout options – 621 views

8. Metro takes action to address racial disparities and the climate crisis with bold direction from community – 642 views

7. At DPD, a new unit helps people reclaim their lives – 716 views

6. Overcoming a life changing injury with strength, dignity and a committed team  – 906 views

5. Fighting for justice: Two public defenders worked for years to get their client acquitted– 1,003 views

4. Department of Retirement Systems notice on public records request – 1,017 views

3. Did you know you had this benefit? Employee discounts– 1,108 views

2. Stress less this holiday season: Self-care tips to consider during this busy time of year – 1,157 views

1. Halfway through the Employee Survey, who’s leading the participation contest? – 1,861 views

The three most-watched videos were:

3. How the Employee Engagement Survey Works – 860 views

2. King County Affinity Groups – 990 views

1. Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Inappropriate Conduct Policy – 1,952 views

The three most-clicked LinkedIn posts were:

3. King County is honored to announce that Derrick Wheeler-Smith will lead the County’s ongoing work to achieve Zero Youth Detention! Join us in welcoming him to the team! http://ow.ly/ZnsQ30oCm0j #KingCounty #ZeroYouthDetention #Leadership #GoPublic

2. Five years ago, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our King County Drug Diversion Court with participants, graduates, friends, family — and Macklemore! Since Drug Court launched more than two decades ago, 2,561 graduates — representing more than 2,708 dismissed felonies — have completed the program. You’re invited as King County Drug Diversion Court turns 25! Please join us for inspiration, music and food as we celebrate graduates, current participants, service providers and our community partners. The celebration is 3-5 p.m. Oct. 30 in the King County Courthouse, Room E-942. #KCDDC25

1. King County Executive Dow Constantine stopped by to thank Facilities Management Division employees this morning, many of whom have been working eight days straight with 4 a.m. start times to clear paths around our facilities!

The three most-interacted with Twitter posts were:

3. Seattle Magazine highlights a new approach to help reduce homelessness in King County. #Community #HelpOneAnother http://ow.ly/fF8A50vDR5X

2. The viaduct closure starts next week! Are you ready? Check out this article from @seattletimes to learn more about how businesses are preparing for gridlock. https://t.co/HVEC8jhBOb #Realign99 #SeattleSqueeze #Carmageddon

1. Don’t forget about Ride2. King County is offering innovative ways to help residents get to and from work during the viaduct closure. #KingCounty #Innovation #BestRunGovernment #SeattleSqueeze #Realign99 https://t.co/ZxrskZKzrQ