Using Academic Research to Increase Workforce Diversity

September 29, 2017 9:00 am

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

September 27, 2016 8:00 am

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

September 27, 2016 7:32 am

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

September 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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

February 3, 2016 9:14 am

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

3 Ways to Help Make Recruitment More Inclusive

December 17, 2015 8:02 am

A controversial University of Louisville job ad made waves recently in the higher ed community. You can read about it here in the Inside Higher Ed article “Whites, Asians Need Not Apply.” The controversy comes at a time when recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and other higher ed institutions serve as... View Article

Does Your Total Rewards Strategy Need a Tune-Up?

May 18, 2015 4:00 pm

Compensation, recognition and rewards, professional development, benefits – all are important components of a total rewards package. Done right, an organization’s total rewards strategy can be a powerful driver for recruitment and retention. When employees feel cared about and looked after by their employer, when they feel valued and appreciated, they tend to be more... View Article

How Can HR Help Support Today’s Higher Ed IT Workforce?

September 12, 2014 3:17 pm

According to a recent EDUCAUSE study, IT staff and organizations are being asked to adjust to increased IT consumerization, more options for managing and sourcing technologies and staff, a broader interest in IT’s transformative potential, and decreased resources. As a result of these changing expectations, institutions are looking to hire IT staff with business skills... View Article

4 Essential I-9 Resources for Higher Ed

July 24, 2014 12:36 pm

The devil is in the detail, and nowhere is that more apparent than with Form I-9 compliance. Civil enforcement of I-9 requirements often focuses on form over substance, which means paperwork errors can result in fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars even without evidence of the employment of unlawful immigrants. Throw in the mergers... View Article

A New Student Transcript Model Showcases Experiential Learning

June 26, 2014 4:14 pm

It seems like everywhere we look these days, there’s an article or blog post or newscast questioning the value of higher education. Are our students getting what they’re paying for? Are they leaving college fully prepared for the working world? Are they acquiring the knowledge, skills and abilities they’ll need to be successful in life?... View Article