The Higher Education Workplace

Vol. 9, No. 2 | Fall 2017


And the Award Goes To ... 
They're innovators. They're HR superstars. They're diversity champions. They're dedicated volunteer leaders. They're this year's CUPA-HR Higher Ed HR Awards recipients.

Defending Your Galaxy Against the Supervillains of Distraction
By Darrell Easley
What would you say if I told you there are supervillains lurking in your workplace right this very minute? They are dangerous and deceptive, and you’ve no doubt experienced their dastardly deeds at one time or another. They pop up unexpectedly, sometimes in rapid succession, usually several times a day … and they all share a common goal: to derail your focus and undermine your productivity. This article identifies several of the worst offenders and how to combat each one. 

Creating Inclusive Communities: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling to Spark Dialogue Around Diversity and Inclusion on Campus
Through CUPA-HR’s Creating Inclusive Communities project, campuses around the country are leveraging different experiences, perspectives and stories to initiate conversations on campus about diversity and inclusion. 

Step Up Your HR Communications Game: What the Latest Technologies Can Do for You
By Kathy Anttila
With the dizzying pace of change in HR these days, the need to capture employees’ attention and spur them to action has never been greater. At the same time, the distractions of our connected world are increasing exponentially. This article explores how the latest technologies can help you stand out and engage your employees.

Performance Reviews on Trial: Practical Lessons for HR Teams
By Anna Tavis
Many leading-brand companies are changing the way they manage employee performance, doing away with performance ratings and shifting to a more frequent, manager-centric, feedback-rich, development-focused process. Is this the future of performance management? If so, how can higher ed HR join the revolution?  


A Word From the President and CEO

Fresh Ideas
The Multitasking Mirage: More Is Not Always Better (by Scott Blades) 

On the Hill
Paid Family Leave Is Becoming Increasingly Popular: States Are Passing Laws, But What Will Happen at the Federal Level? (by CUPA-HR's government relations team)

CUPA-HR Community
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