from Volume 7, Issue 4, October 2012
A new survey of college and university human resource officers pinpoints key concerns of senior HR administrators, including the influence of HR in institution decision making.
from Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2012
The SUNY Retirees Service Corps is developing a Web-based program to match the knowledge, skills, and expertise of former employees with volunteer opportunities on campus, within local communities, across the state, and beyond.
from Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2012
Allowing individuals to express their anxiety about change can go a long way toward easing employee resistance and combating the kind of negativity that can derail the rollout of a new initiative or an anticipated restructuring.
from Volume 6, Issue 4, November 2011
The Healthy You initiative of The Boston Consortium is the kind of big idea that colleges and universities can tackle together when they dare to collaborate.
from Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2011
The University of Georgia's human resources division instituted a personal financial management center for employees and retirees as part of a complete overhaul of the university's service model.
from Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2011
New Department of Education rules effective July 1 require changes to how all colleges and universities approach employee pay based on activity that measures results related to student enrollment and financial aid. The employees potentially covered by the rules, as well as the definition of "student enrollments," may surprise many.
from Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2011
The University of Michigan's HR Community of Practice harnesses the collective expertise of its HR professionals and enables consistency in talent development across the institution.
from Volume 5, Issue 4, October 2010
No matter how you handle it, workforce reductions are painful business. From the depths of the economic recession, Long Island University and the University of Washington took two different approaches to address stark budgetary realities. Daniel J. Rodas and Mindy Kornberg, vice president for human resources for LIU and UW, respectively, offer insights and lessons learned from the difficult decisions each institution had to make.
from Volume 5, Issue 3, July 2010
With the passage of health-care reform earlier this year, higher education leaders must now decipher what the new law requires for their institutions. Get a head start with this overview of the biggest changes coming down the pike.
from Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2010
More colleges and universities are looking to adopt a pay-for-performance culture. Is your institution prepared for this switch? Assess your readiness with the checklist included in this article, the first in a series presenting techniques that can be used to build a stronger performance culture and to link rewards to employee performance.
from Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2010
While some are still debating what to call the previous decade, many more are simply glad the past year is history. We all know that 2009 was a rough year for employers and employees alike, and while some forecasters don't believe 2010 promises much better for the economy and employment, there are plenty of actions institution leaders can take to make this year better for workers.
from Volume 4, Issue 4, October 2009
Health becomes a habit when wellness becomes a culture. Employers stand to save on health costs and gain employee productivity when wellness programs are robust.
from Volume 4, Issue 3, July 2009
Recent surveys reflect the nation's mood about work and retirement, but do the realities they point to signal long-term trends?
from Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2009
Designing an effective executive compensation program begins and ends with good governance practices.
from Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2009
A tight economy presents an opportune time to take stock of undiscovered and underutilized talent.
from Volume 3, Issue 4, October 2008
What shape might health-care reform take under the next U.S. president's administration, and with what impact on employers?
from Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2008
A growing pool of research points to employees working longer to compensate for retirement income shortfalls. For those who decide to go, how will employers bridge the financial literacy gap by helping employees prepare for life after work?
from Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2008
With rising claims and premium costs, institutions are implementing new approaches to assess risk, promote wellness and prevention, and encourage employees to prepare for post-payroll health-care expenses.
from Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2008
Work/life benefits may promise the best tool for increasing faculty and staff retention without breaking your institution's benefits budget.
from Volume 2, Issue 4, October 2007
How much institutional memory would you lose if two or three senior-level administrators left tomorrow? And who are the logical successors to fill the resulting vacancies? An executive search consultant raises those questions and more in this look at current hiring trends and their implications for higher education.
from Volume 2, Issue 3, July 2007
What are employers saying about the next employee "takeover" on the horizon as boomers begin to retire and millennials push a foot in the door? More to the point, how are institutions preparing for a new set of worker attributes and demands?
from Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2007
Buyouts, phased retirement programs, and health insurance all play an increasing role in faculty decisions about when to leave an institution. Check out the key findings of a recent survey by the American Association of University Professors.
from Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2007
Results of Sibson Consulting's 2006 Rewards of Work study includes a first-time focus on higher education institutions and how they compare to corporate employers.
from Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2006
Is your institution prepared for human resource challenges that lie ahead? More than one third of respondents to a recent higher education survey say "no." NACUBO President and CEO John Walda highlights key findings from this joint association survey.