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Mapping Out a Plan for a Career in Higher Ed HR

by Missy Kline

map-300pxIndividual development plans (IDPs) have been gaining traction in the work world as a way to help guide and inform next steps for those wishing to further their careers. An IDP can help you identify your strengths and pinpoint areas that might need improvement. It can help you flesh out your goals and aspirations and identify the best course of action to take to meet them. It can help you enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities and align these with your organization’s mission and goals. In short, an IDP serves as a roadmap for your career trajectory. And who better to steer the car than you? By following the steps below, you can get a jumpstart on a solid higher ed HR career plan.

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The Nuts and Bolts of a Pay-for-Performance Strategy

by Missy Kline

nuts and bolts 300pxWhen leadership at Northeast Ohio Medical University charged human resources a few years ago with creating a new strategy for rewards and recognition, there was one clear mandate — no more across-the-board pay increases. With that direction and a pool of dollars allocated to fund five years of merit increases, HR set out to rethink the university’s approach to performance management. The outcome: a competency-based pay-for-performance system that rewards only top performers and is linked to institution-wide goals.

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An Innovative Approach to Managing Faculty Promotion and Tenure

by Missy Kline

light bulbs-300Promotion and tenure is often a laborious and exhausting task for both faculty and administrators. Facing the administrative burden of promotion and tenure for roughly 240 candidates each year, and unable to find any commercial technical solutions, the University of Florida developed its own online promotion and tenure work process.

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Does Your Total Rewards Strategy Need a Tune-Up?

by CUPA-HR

hand with wrench-300Compensation, 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?

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How to Prepare for Your Role as Facilitator

by Brittany Hubbard

facilitationskillsFacilitators 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.

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Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy

by Gayle Kiser

social_mediaWith new social media channels popping up almost daily and the many campus constituencies using social media, developing a comprehensive social media policy is an imperative for higher ed institutions. But what should that policy include, and how should it be framed in order to withstand scrutiny from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)?

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How to Ensure Compliance With INA’s Antidiscriminatory Provisions

by CUPA-HR

iStock_000019769417_300pxThe 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.

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