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Posts from the ‘Classification and Compensation’ Category

FLSA Overtime: How, When and Why to Prepare

by CUPA-HR

overtime_blogStressed about the pending changes to the FLSA's overtime regulations? You're not alone! Higher ed institutions across the country are taking proactive steps to prepare for the coming changes to the "white collar" exemption. Read on to find out how you can begin to build your compliance strategy now.

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Show Them the Money: An Approach to Faculty Salary Adjustments

by Julie Boggs

moneyAfter years of providing less-than-competitive salaries for faculty, the University of Montevallo recently set out on an endeavor that included collaboration among the finance, academic affairs and human resources departments to improve salaries for its faculty.

Faculty salary data in the 2011-12 academic year for the state of Alabama indicated that Montevallo was seriously behind other public institutions in the state. The university ranked 12th in average salaries for full professors among Alabama’s 14 public institutions and 13th for assistant professors. Associate professors fared worst of all, with the institution ranking last for average salaries of that group.

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4 Ways to Improve Compensation Satisfaction in Your Organization

by Missy Kline

man and money and handAre there grumblings at your institution about pay? Water-cooler talk lamenting a lack of raises, perceived inequities or other comp-related issues? If yours is like the majority of organizations, the answer is probably “yes.” But how much of that chatter is based on fact and how much is born from speculation?

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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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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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2015 Snapshot: Women in Higher Ed Leadership

by Gayle Kiser

CUPAHR_women_in_highered_20151-thumbWould it surprise you to hear that 72% of chief HR officers at colleges and universities are women? Or that the median salary for women in the chief HR position is 90% of the median salary for men in the same position? Because March is Women’s History Month, we thought we’d take a closer look at the data.

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How Can HR Help Inform Executive Compensation Decisions?

by Missy Kline

money-scales-blogAlthough governing boards are responsible for recruiting, hiring and setting compensation for university presidents, human resource leaders can provide valuable support, particularly in informing compensation decisions.

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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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