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The Bullying Effect: Costs and Consequences to an Organization

by Missy Kline

bullyingRemember that bully on the playground in middle school? The one that picked on his classmates? The one that gossiped and spread rumors about her “friends”? The one that made his peers’ lives miserable? That bully is all grown up now, and he’s in your workplace.

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Social Media, Cyberstalking and the Hiring Process

by Julie Boggs

social-media-in-hiring-cupa-hrAt 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 the social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or others.

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A Look at Diversity in Higher Ed Positions

by Julie Boggs

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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 diversity in higher education executive, administrative and professional positions. Here are a few of the highlights from her research ...

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Making PROGRESS at St. John’s University – Establishing a Culture of Internal Career Mobility

by Missy Kline

career-ladderWhile some people are content to stay in the same job year after year, maybe for their entire career, most people want to advance up the career ladder. If that’s a goal for an employee, but there’s no easy way to do that in his or her current organization, that employee will look for those opportunities elsewhere. Having experienced this firsthand, human resources at St. John's University created a program to help identify and cultivate internal talent.

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How to Hire the Right People to Help Your Institution Achieve Excellence

by Missy Kline

excellenceEvery higher education institution strives for excellence — in teaching, in research, in service, in student success. In the CHRO Summit preconference workshop at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference, Barbara Carroll, associate vice chancellor and chief HR officer at Vanderbilt University, shared with attendees the importance of designing job descriptions to define the excellence we’re looking for, and therefore bring the right people on board.

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10 Ways to Create a Culture of Encouragement at Work

by CUPA-HR

good-jobEncouragement is essential for employees to feel valued and engaged in the workplace, and leaders and supervisors should always be looking for ways in which they can encourage, affirm, recognize and value their team members. Here are 10 ideas for encouraging and recognizing employees on your campus.

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How to Use Benchmarking to Ensure Competitive Pay for Faculty

by Jacqueline Bichsel

applesOne of the best strategies higher ed institutions can use to attract and retain talented, top-tier faculty is to offer competitive pay. And one of the best ways to ensure your institution is offering competitive pay is to benchmark that pay against other institutions. So what should you look for when benchmarking faculty salaries?

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What to Expect From Congress During This (Short) Session

by CUPA-HR

Given that all eyes are on November 8, it is likely that any controversial legislation will not be considered until the lame-duck session following the elections. Instead, Congress is expected to focus on eking out an agreement on a spending deal to prevent a government shutdown on September 30.

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Resolving Workplace Conflict at the Ground Floor

by Missy Kline

ChessThink about the many different work styles, personality types, viewpoints and temperaments in your organization. Now add to that mix competing ideas, workplace stress, ego and pride, and it’s easy to see how coworkers can butt heads. In an effort to help employees address interpersonal conflict in a timely and productive manner, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has implemented an informal, mediated conflict resolution process, created by and housed in the HR and office of institutional equity department.

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How to Be the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For

by Missy Kline

I love my bossWhether you’re a manager yourself and could use some self-reflection, or if in your human resources role you’re looking for ways to develop the managers in your organization, here are some tips for how to hone your own skills and teach others to hone theirs.

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