Promotion and tenure is often a laborious and exhausting task for both faculty and administrators. There has been little technical advancement over the years, and huge paper packets are the norm. Facing the administrative burden of promotion and tenure for roughly 240 candidates each year, and unable to find any commercial solutions, the University of Florida developed its own online promotion and tenure work process.
May. 19, 2015
May. 18, 2015
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 productive, more loyal and more engaged. So what does your total rewards package look like? Is it in a good spot, or could it use a few tweaks?
May. 12, 2015
Facilitators play a key role in helping teams, groups and departments function effectively. Whether coordinating a task force or compiling key points for a retreat, they are an integral component of how decisions are made and what work gets done.
May. 4, 2015
The Department of Justice has been increasing steadily its enforcement of the antidiscrimination provisions under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). By understanding the regulations and enforcement trends and putting in place clear policies and procedures, employers can ensure compliance.
Apr. 22, 2015
How is HR perceived in your organization? Are you a valued business partner included in strategic decisions and institutional initiatives? Or are you seen as just another cost center, a necessary evil, a transaction-focused “fire-putter-outer”? Unfortunately, many stakeholders in many organizations still hold onto that outdated, unfair, unrealistic perception of human resources. So how can we get past these perceptions and prove our value to our leaders, our constituents, our customers and our organizations? With metrics, that’s how!
Apr. 7, 2015
In the aftermath of acts of violence on several campuses across the nation, many higher ed institutions have reevaluated their risk assessment and violence prevention strategies. Many have created “active shooter” protocols, instituted emergency alert systems designed to get the word out quickly to the campus community in the event of an incident of violence and implemented procedures designed to assess and manage behavioral risk in the hopes of identifying high-risk individuals and taking action before tragedy strikes.
Mar. 25, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s general counsel issued a report last week that offers specific examples of lawful and unlawful language used in employee handbooks in several key categories, including rules on confidentiality and employee conduct.
Mar. 18, 2015
Is your new employee orientation program a data dump, filled with policies and statistics and not much more? Do you inundate your new hires with PowerPoint slides and stacks of forms to fill out? Do you get the feeling your orientation and onboarding program leaves new hires feeling overwhelmed and drained? Not a great way to welcome new talent to your institution!