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Higher Education HR News

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

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Lessons From a Compensation Structure Overhaul

by Gayle Kiser

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An outdated salary schedule, entry-level salaries that are out of sync with the market, and more than 1,000 different job titles that make equity comparisons next to impossible. Sound like a compensation challenge too tough to overcome? Think again.
In a packed session at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2014 in San Antonio, Texas last month, Ronda Rotelli, chief HR officer, and Rand Key, senior vice chancellor, from the Lone Star College System shared their experience with a compensation overhaul and the lessons learned along the way.

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Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update for Higher Ed

by Gayle Kiser

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How did Chief Government Affairs Officer Josh Ulman start off his Washington Update session at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference last month? With politics. There’s no getting around it. Elections, including several competitive congressional races, are right around the corner; and the outcomes of those races are bound to have an impact on both legislation and regulation in the months ahead. Ulman also covered issues concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA), labor-management relations and several executive orders.

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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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Giving, Changing and Learning at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference

by CUPA-HR

concurrent_5-cupa-hr-annual-conferenceMore than 900 higher ed HR professionals from all 50 U.S. states and more than 15 countries came together in San Antonio, Texas last week for the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2014. Author and Walgreens Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pemberton kicked off the conference with an inspiring message during his keynote presentation.

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Change Doesn’t Have to Be So Scary!

by Missy Kline

Not too many people jump up and down with excitement when they hear change is coming down the pike. After all, it’s human nature to be comfortable with the things you’re familiar with and fear the unfamiliar. So how can we ease minds when undertaking change initiatives in our institutions? How can we bring our campus community on board? How can we turn fear and uncertainty into acceptance and engagement?

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5 Simple Steps to Improve Performance Reviews

by Julie Boggs

Time for ReviewLack of accountability and leniency bias are common issues in performance evaluations, and they can lead to a situation in which it is difficult to address performance and/or behavioral issues. So what steps can higher ed HR professionals take to improve performance reviews?

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Day Two at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference

by Missy Kline

The resounding theme for my second day at the CUPA-HR annual conference was "change isn't easy, but it's necessary and it's possible."

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Six Tips to Ensure Unbiased Searches

by Missy Kline

Like it or not, you’re biased in some way, shape or form. All of us are. Study after study has proven this time and again. Given this fact, and the urgent need for diversification of the higher ed workforce, how can we keep unconscious bias from creeping in to our search and selection processes? Bottom line is, in order to combat bias (both intentional and unintentional), recruiting and selecting diverse talent requires different approaches, tools and techniques.

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Aspiring CHRO? Step Back and Ask Yourself Two Important Questions

by Wes Harmon

As higher ed HR practitioners, we need to ask ourselves and our teams: “Who do we serve?” and “How do we serve them?”

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