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 equal to their technical skills. And this necessitates a shift in the way IT staff are recruited, hired and retained.
In the letter to the Senate HELP Committee, we made recommendations around several provisions in the proposed bill, including the role and responsibilities of confidential advisors, the purpose and use of climate surveys, the scope of required memoranda of understanding with local law enforcement agencies, Title IX and Clery Act training and reporting requirements and others.
Here are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:
- CDC Issues Ebola Advice to Colleges and Universities
- Introducing Generation Z
- A Revolutionary Way to Lead HR
CUPA-HR recently released results for its 2014 Employee Healthcare and Other Benefits in Higher Education Survey, and the data showed three distinct trends in higher ed employee benefits -- the increased use of consumer-directed health plans, a rise in the number of institutions offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners, and an increase in how much employees are asked to pay.
The National Labor Relations Board has been busy as of late, and in light of some of its recent actions, you may need to take a fresh look at your employee handbook.