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7 Terms Unique to Higher Ed

by Missy Kline

iStock_000015097052SmallOne of the first things many of those new to the higher ed workplace notice are the terms and phrases that are specific to colleges and universities. This “higher ed speak” can be confusing and convoluted to those who have come from the corporate world or are just beginning their higher ed careers. What’s the difference between a chancellor and a president? What are Carnegie classifications? What does IPEDS stand for?

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Higher Education HR News

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There’s an App for That!

by Missy Kline

Tablet PC with cloud of application icons flying arroundTechnology has been a great addition to the arsenal of the HR professional, and there are many ways in which both software and hardware have been integrated into our everyday work experiences. One of my passions as of late has been mobile apps and how I can utilize them to be more effective in my job.

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Higher Education HR News

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4 Essential I-9 Resources for Higher Ed

by Gayle Kiser

I-9

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 that have taken place in higher education over the past few years, and the volume of paperwork (and potential for error) can increase substantially. Carolyn Knight-Cole, associate vice president of human resources operations at Rutgers University, recently found herself with thousands of I-9s to review and, in some cases, reverify after her institution merged with another.

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Talking Diversity With Walgreens CDO Steve Pemberton

by Missy Kline

Pemberton_SteveWalgreens Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pemberton has a story to tell — a story about overcoming adversity, breaking down barriers, and rising above stereotypes. But it’s not just any story … it’s his story. And by sharing it, he's reinforcing the notion that we don't all look like our stories, and that diversity is a multifaceted concept.

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Higher Education HR News

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Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: No Gossip Policies

by Julie Boggs

test-your-hr-legal-knowledge-CUPA-HRAre you an HR legal expert? Here’s a real court case to help test your HR legal knowledge. Review the facts of the case, tell us which side you think prevailed, and find out if you’re right!

The Case: “No Gossip” Policies - Laurus Technical Institute (NLRB, ALJ, No. 10-CA-093934, 12/11/13)

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A Clear Connection for Two CUPA-HR Members

by Julie Boggs

handshakeI recently received a request from someone who wanted to “connect” with me on LinkedIn. This person was someone active in my professional industry who I did not know. I accepted their invitation and was excited about the potential of getting to know them. Unfortunately, that’s where it ended. We were “connected” but we made no connection. Sound familiar?

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Higher Education HR News

by CUPA-HR

higher-education-hr-newsHere are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

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