Taking Care of You, Your HR Colleagues and Your Campus Community

September 22, 2020 11:05 am

The last several months have been like nothing we have ever experienced, as COVID-19 disrupted and reshaped our lives and our work. These work and life challenges have taken a toll on our mental health and well-being, and it is so important that we acknowledge this and find ways to address these challenges for ourselves,... View Article

4 Tips for Keeping Your Newly Remote Team Engaged

March 26, 2020 11:23 am

For most institutions, the onset of the COVID-19 crisis required rapid response on countless fronts, including moving a substantial number of employees to full- or part-time work from home. However, as the technical and logistical dust has settled, and the reality of long-term remote work has set in, many teams have wrestled with finding a... View Article

Are You Making These Mistakes When Referring to Employees With Disabilities?

March 9, 2020 3:49 pm

“It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.” Maybe you’ve heard this common phrase. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. While this statement is somewhat true, being careless with your words can cause lasting harm. Think about this in terms of the language you use when referring to those with disabilities at your institution. One... View Article

Five Ways to Enhance the Onboarding Experience for Student Affairs Professionals

February 11, 2020 10:15 am

This blog post was contributed by Stephanie Hoffmann, assistant director of community standards and responsibility at Rollins College. Ensuring that student affairs professionals feel engaged with their institution, know what resources are available on and off campus and know how they can utilize their strengths can help them perform better in their roles and positively... View Article

Fostering Mentorship Within Your Institution as a Higher Ed HR Pro

January 8, 2020 8:36 am

The clean slate of each new year ushers in a wave of resolutions for those who want to improve an area of their professional or personal lives. One common resolution is to give back, which often takes the form of monetary contributions. However, another way to meet this resolution on a professional level is to... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2019

December 9, 2019 12:22 pm

As the year quickly winds down, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s Higher Ed HR Magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog highlight new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there,... View Article

10 Fun, Inexpensive Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Employees

September 18, 2019 9:00 am

As a supervisor, how often do you show appreciation to your employees? As an employee, how often do you hear “thank you” from your manager? As an HR professional, how do you encourage a culture of thanks and praise? In honor of World Gratitude Day, which occurs each year on September 21, we’ve compiled 10... View Article

Support the Development of Your Early-Career Employees With Stretch Projects

July 22, 2019 2:03 pm

At the recent CUPA-HR Association Leadership Program in Tempe, Arizona, 12 early-career higher ed HR professionals began their year with CUPA-HR’s Wildfire program, and 10 recent graduates of the program shared project outcomes as they wrapped up their year with the program: William Budding of Harvard University and Abby King of the University of Kansas... View Article

10 Ways to Create a Culture of Encouragement at Work

February 25, 2019 9:00 am

Editor’s note: You may have missed this article when we published it in 2016. It’s been updated in honor of Employee Appreciation Day, which occurs on March 1 this year.  Encouragement is essential for employees to feel valued and engaged in the workplace, and leaders and supervisors should always be looking for ways in which... View Article

6 Ways to Keep Your Retirees Engaged

September 19, 2018 9:00 am

Retired staff and faculty are often an untapped resource for colleges and universities. While many retirees would like to stay connected and engaged — with their colleagues, with students, with the campus community as a whole — in the absence of an official campus retiree organization, they just aren’t sure how to do so. However,... View Article