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Is Your Faculty and Staff Orientation Mind-Numbing or Memorable?

by Gayle Kiser

bored peopleRemember how you felt on your first day at a new job? I do. On my first day at CUPA-HR – 10 short years ago – I was excited, nervous and eager to learn my way around and get to work. Not unusual for a new employee. But there's no faster way to tamp down fresh enthusiasm than a stale orientation or onboarding program. You know the kind – one or two talking heads and countless PowerPoint slides.

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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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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An outdated salary schedule, entry-level salaries that are out of sync with the market, and more than 1,000 different job titles that make equity comparisons next to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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