The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

How Competitive Are Your Salaries in Today’s Market?

by Missy Kline

Market-based pay is a staple of the corporate world to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, and many higher ed institutions are moving in this direction as well. It’s especially valuable when you’re hiring locally or regionally. If you’re wondering how to get started with a market-based compensation strategy, here are a few things to consider.

5 Public Policy Issues That Could Impact Higher Ed This Year

by Jill Thompson

During the recent Quarterly Washington Update webinar, CUPA-HR’s government relations team provided an overview of the current federal legislative and regulatory landscape, as well as details on the issues that may impact your campus and higher ed institutions across the country. Read about some of the top issues.

HR and the Courts – Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

Let’s Stop Calling It Succession Planning

by Andy Brantley

Instead of focusing on more comprehensive “succession planning” (a term that has become so overused that our campus colleagues tune us out when they hear the phrase), let’s create a call to action regarding the long-term sustainability, relevance and ultimate impact of our colleges and universities.

Tapping Into Local Talent: Drexel University’s Hire Local Strategy

by Jill Thompson

Charged by the university president to become the most civically engaged institution in the nation, Drexel University began formulating a local hiring strategy that has resulted in reduced turnover rates, increased collaboration with community partners and career opportunities for West Philadelphia residents.

12 Great Reads of 2018

by Missy Kline

CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog are full of articles and stories highlighting new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there, done that). In case you missed them, here are some highlights from the magazine and the blog from the past year.

A Snapshot of the Workforce at Community and Technical Colleges

by CUPA-HR

In an attempt to meet the needs of their unique student body and in response to the challenges they face in managing budgets cuts, managing shifting enrollments and maintaining their identity and mission, associate’s institutions differ from other institution types in the composition of their workforce, the benefits they offer, and the representation and pay of women and minorities. CUPA-HR’s newest research brief, A Snapshot of the Staff Workforce in Community and Technical Colleges, highlights some of these differences.

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Read the latest from Ira.

How to Help Employees Attend to Their Health and Wellness During the Holidays

by Sissy Meredith

While the holiday season may be a time for celebration, it can also be incredibly stressful. A recent survey by Accountemps found that while 51 percent of workers were happier during the holiday season, 35 percent said they were more stressed this time of year. How can organizations help their employees be mindful of and attend to their health and wellbeing not only during the hectic times, but year-round?