More Than Half of College and University Employees Say They Are Likely to Look for Other Employment in the Near Future

New research from CUPA-HR shows that higher education institutions are in the midst of a talent crisis, as many staff, professionals and administrators are considering other employment opportunities due to dissatisfaction with their pay, their opportunities for advancement, their institutions’ remote and flex work policies, and more. The newly published research report, The CUPA-HR 2022... View Article

3 Takeaways From the CUPA-HR Annual Conference

Thank you to all who attended the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo in person and virtually this week! It was wonderful to welcome new and familiar faces, celebrate CUPA-HR’s 75th anniversary, and explore outstanding sessions with so many of you. For those who weren’t able to attend, here are three conference takeaways you can put... View Article

Navigating Compliance With a Multi-State Workforce

Over the last year and a half, the rapid implementation and general success of remote work has brought about both new opportunities and new challenges. In particular, the challenges of navigating multi-state compliance issues can be tricky. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, here are three key points to get you started on the right... View Article

The Diversification of the Higher Ed IT Workforce

While the information technology workforce in higher education is currently mostly White and male, a demographic shift could be on the horizon. According to new research from CUPA-HR on the diversity of the higher ed IT workforce, a looming retirement wave in this sector could pave the way for more women and minorities to move... View Article

All Things Onboarding

CUPA-HR recently hosted an online discussion in the members-only CUPA-HR Connect General Discussion Group where higher ed HR practitioners shared their onboarding wisdom, their innovative and successful onboarding practices, and answered each other’s questions. From these online conversations, we have compiled questions and responses spanning all aspects of onboarding — from training for hiring managers... View Article

Using Academic Research to Increase Workforce Diversity

Increasing workforce diversity at your institution might be at the top of your HR wishlist, but simply wishing for it won’t yield results. However, you do have a powerful resource right at your fingertips – your campus library database.

Social Media, Cyberstalking and the Hiring Process

At the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Washington, D.C., Maureen De Armond, J.D., associate counsel at Iowa State University, shared with attendees some of the legal and non-legal risks that can arise when those involved in the hiring process try to learn more about applicants from social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram,... View Article

A Look at Diversity in Higher Ed Positions

Yesterday at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Washington, D.C., CUPA-HR’s Director of Research Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., shared the results of a longitudinal analysis of higher ed diversity in executive, administrative and professional positions. Here are a few of the highlights from her research: Bichsel found that the higher education pay gap roughly mirrors... View Article

How to Hire the Right People to Help Your Institution Achieve Excellence

Every higher education institution strives for excellence — in teaching, in research, in service, in student success. But in order to achieve excellence, an institution must have excellent strategies in place, particularly human resources strategies. Why? Because 60+ percent of an institution’s budget is spent on humans. People are the strategic core of the institution.... View Article

Award-Winning Work in Higher Ed HR

Great work is being done by HR organizations at colleges and universities across the country. From innovations in processes and procedures to transformative HR work, from unique and forward-thinking diversity and inclusion initiatives to championing change, many HR organizations are successfully positioning themselves as strategic business partners and contributors to their institutions’ missions — and... View Article