The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

OFCCP Issues Directive Requiring Use of Predetermination Notices to Encourage More Transparency

by CUPA-HR

Under the new directive, all OFCCP regions are required to issue a predetermination notice (which is a letter the agency uses to inform federal contractors of preliminary findings of employment discrimination) in every compliance review in which discrimination is alleged and the contractor has not provided adequate explanations for any proposed discrimination findings.

HR and the Courts

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.

How to Help Hiring Managers Help Their New Employees Hit the Ground Running

by Missy Kline

As a way to help improve the new-employee experience at Baylor University, HR created a hiring manager checklist, which lays out what managers need to do before a new employee’s first day; on an employee’s first day; during week one of employment; during months three, six and seven; and at the employee’s one-year mark.

5 Ways HR Can Take the Lead on Digital Technology in Higher Ed

by CUPA-HR

In HR, digital technology can create efficiencies and provide tools to source top talent from around the world and increase productivity and engagement. Nonetheless, many organizations struggle to achieve widespread adoption of HR systems, let alone the level of engagement — or addiction —  associated with popular consumer technology. Here are five ways HR can role model digital technology usage and innovation in higher ed.

Second Circuit Court Rules That Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Claims

by CUPA-HR

On February 26, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overruling its own precedent,  ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees based on sexual orientation, deepening a circuit court split on the issue which will eventually have to be decided by the Supreme Court.

6 Tips to Help You Manage Your Next Project Like a Pro

by Missy Kline

Project-based work is a near-constant in higher education human resources. But is project management in your wheelhouse? Could you or your project team use a refresher on how to manage time, stay on course and meet expectations when working on a project?

4 Considerations for Using Salary Data to Inform Compensation Decisions on Campus

by Missy Kline

Salary benchmarking is not one-size-fits-all — especially when you’re looking at groups as varied as administrators, professionals, staff and faculty on a college or university campus that is unique in its combination of Carnegie class, affiliation, regional location and mission. The question, then, is how to tailor your benchmarking efforts to take these variables into account and choose data that is appropriate to your unique needs.

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.