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Ever hear the one about... Higher ed HR professionals share humorous employee stories. Jul 1, 2019 676
Job ads that attract the best and brightest: Effective employment notices should tell a story. Apr 1, 2019 549
Transforming negative workers into helpful employees: Better communication promotes positive workplace attitudes. Mar 1, 2019 579
Kept in the loop: Schools are more transparent with employees to avoid second-guessing. Sep 1, 2018 611
Reducing anxiety with enhanced performance reviews: Coaching and considering career goals led to more productive feedback. Jul 1, 2018 550
Employees can support struggling co-workers: Training helps staff spot the mental illness and substance abuse that likely exists on campus. May 1, 2018 545
When employees die: HR professionals use a variety of approaches to help employees grieve over the loss of a coworker. Feb 1, 2018 635
Align employee retention with school goals: Strategies for keeping the best talent on board. Dec 1, 2017 594
Run like a business but act like a college: how to align HR and recruitment strategies with the institution's goals. Oct 1, 2017 640
HR tech handles complex tasks: consolidated platforms, real-time integration and the cloud save time during onboarding. Aug 1, 2017 593
Mentoring expands in all directions: How colleges and universities can advance knowledge-sharing and skill development. Jul 1, 2017 580
Diversity initiatives must change with the times: more higher ed institutions hire chief diversity officers to oversee range of initiatives. May 1, 2017 634
Hiring warriors: tap veterans on campus to better understand military culture, competencies and skills. Oct 1, 2016 667
Shake up employee training: is your school's professional development stuck in the past? Aug 1, 2016 639
Apps ride the next wave in HR software: digital and integrated cloud-based solutions will change how HR and employees work. Jun 1, 2016 657
The new world of benefits: today's job candidates want choice and customization to match their lifestyle. Apr 1, 2016 675
How to prevent information overload: HR struggles to balance the amount, type and frequency of messages sent to employees. Feb 1, 2016 647
5 employee benefits to add to the mix: new and renewed ideas for campus health, wellness and retirement benefits. Dec 1, 2015 1329
Some institutions feel no pressure to offer same-sex benefits: what schools are--and aren't--doing after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Oct 1, 2015 567
Cluster hiring: fad or best practice? Schools reveal how this strategy helps strengthen faculty and outcomes. Aug 1, 2015 602
Will the IRS audit you for your independent contractors? Affordable care act scrutiny forces schools to tighten tax classifications of employees. Jul 1, 2015 1035
Keeping an eye on travel costs: enabling employee professional development and research-related travels without placing undue strain on the budget. May 1, 2015 1741
Help employees make ends meet: increase participation in retirement programs by providing training in day-to-day finance management. May 1, 2015 1057
New HR tools focus on compatibility: self-service, streamlined workflow are important requirements. Mar 1, 2015 614
Promoting differences: unique strategies to encouraging diversity across campus. Jan 1, 2015 639
Please--no more lectures or slide presentations: schools break with tradition to find creative ways to onboard new employees. Dec 1, 2014 638
Hidden talents: HR can take advantage of employees' skills that are unrelated to their jobs. Oct 1, 2014 671
When faculty step away: policies and practices for granting, managing and tracking faculty leave in a climate where its value is questioned. Sep 1, 2014 1873
Reaching into the past: how HR can extend its radar by partnering with alumni. Aug 1, 2014 678
Connecting the dots: schools measure program effectiveness to improve business practices. Jun 1, 2014 652
What's new in HR systems and software: developers focus on products that deliver adaptability and user-friendliness. Apr 1, 2014 696
Engaging faculty throughout their careers: universities use flexible career programs to attract and retain faculty. Feb 1, 2014 680
What keeps them up at night: HR administrators discuss their most vexing problems. Dec 1, 2013 670
Tug of war: is HR prepared to negotiate with unions? Oct 1, 2013 713
Who will follow the leader? How succession plans are being used to grow and promote in-house talent at art levels of the campus organization. Sep 1, 2013 1984
Connecting old and new: how to capture institutional knowledge. Aug 1, 2013 733
Forward motion: easing leadership changes: smooth onboarding gets incoming campus leadership off to good start. Jun 1, 2013 700
No smoking, please: HR considerations for implementing a smoke-free campus. Apr 1, 2013 649
Nursing schools reinventing recruitment: attracting faculty amidst the nation's nursing shortage. Feb 1, 2013 1387
Dual roles: cross-training to enhance customer service, employee engagement, and career advancement. Jan 1, 2013 1371
On foreign soil: HR lessons on expanding abroad. Oct 1, 2012 1579
Picture perfect: managing the employment lifecycle with talent management software. Jul 1, 2012 1438
A missed opportunity: trends in creating, managing, and enforcing cell phone policies--and how HR could be more involved. Mar 1, 2012 1469
Making tracks: using nontenure faculty tracks to attract skilled professionals and boost job satisfaction. Jan 1, 2012 1523
Training ground: exploring new ways to boost employee learning. Oct 1, 2011 1418
Financial success, one employee at a time: helping employees develop better money management skills. Jul 1, 2011 1533
Onboard and online: personal fun, and interactive employee orientation programs. May 1, 2011 1453
Sudden impact: coping with health care reform's provisions and ever-changing rules. Apr 1, 2011 2517
As budgets shrink, voluntary benefits grow: optional benefits helping to compensate for rising employee contributions. Mar 1, 2011 1477
Biometrics power medical records. Jan 1, 2011 350
Better days ahead: boosting employee morale and helping staff cope with stagnant or decreasing salaries. Jan 1, 2011 1500
Survey savvy: the power of survey results and how institutions are using them. Survey Oct 1, 2010 2289
HR technology: today and tomorrow: update on ERP systems, information systems, and more in campus HR offices. Jul 1, 2010 1428
Full of potential: creating an accommodating work environment for disabled employees. May 1, 2010 1506
Mediating employee disputes: when to intervene and how best to help employees work through issues. Mar 1, 2010 1568
Program diagnostics: four approaches to evaluating employee programs and benefits. Jan 1, 2010 1459
Employee rewards: beyond the traditional: how institutions can creatively enhance employee performance and engagement. Nov 1, 2009 1493
Tech talk: what has HR done lately? Examining new and more traditional technologies for increased efficiencies. Sep 1, 2009 1466
An outsider's perspective: twelve tips for hiring a consultant. Jul 1, 2009 1479
Riding out the storm: part two of a two-part column on how HR is coping with economic realities. Column May 1, 2009 1521
Opportunity knocks: how HR is using the down economy to develop more efficient programs and practices. Mar 1, 2009 1507
How to make HR happy this holiday season: wish lists of college and university human resources directors. Dec 1, 2008 1501
Retirement's other side: addressing the emotional consequences: Part two of a two-part column on retirement planning at colleges and universities. Column Nov 1, 2008 1515
Prepping employees for their golden years: part one of a two-part column on retirement planning at colleges and universities. Column Sep 1, 2008 1551
Bad habits on campus: how to deal with staff and faculty who are addicts. Jul 1, 2008 1511
Wellness program checkup: determining the return-on-investment for programs meant to keep employees fit and healthy. May 1, 2008 1513
Safe and sound: the role of HR in enhancing campus safety. Mar 1, 2008 1513
Crossing the line with financial advice: the dangers of doling out financial advice rather than just information. Jan 1, 2008 1524
A helping hand: mentoring opens doors for employees. Nov 1, 2007 1517
Corporate lessons: from customizing programs to calling employees, schools are finding new ways to attract corporate clients and their dollars. Cover story Nov 1, 2007 2567
Smart hiring: facing future talent shortages, higher ed institutions implement strategic staffing plans. Sep 1, 2007 1544
Beneficial benefits: colleges and universities are expanding employee benefits to attract and retain talent. Aug 1, 2007 2669
Self-service helps employees become more strategic: here's advice on implementing self-service technologies for employee transactions and then taking it all to the next level. Jul 1, 2007 1441
Make smart technology decisions--involve IT: know what to ask about upgrades and new technology, and HR will be better off. May 1, 2007 1434
A change of course: the aging workforce is an approaching storm for which institutions should be making preparations. Mar 1, 2007 1504
HR and higher Ed: same page or different books? A focus on strategy in contributing to the school's mission is crucial for institutional HR officers. Jan 1, 2007 1509
Recruiting staff with creative benefits: faced with salary constraints or other recruitment challenges, HR leaders get resourceful about perks. Nov 1, 2006 1491
Thankful encounters: in positively recognizing employees, it's the small things that count. Sep 1, 2006 1543
Home, sweet home: today's candidates for campus positions may well need a benefits package with housing assistance. Some institutions are hearing the call. Aug 1, 2006 2440
To test or not to test? Institutions should consider expanding their drug-testing practices. Here's why. Jul 1, 2006 1519
Laying the groundwork for successors' success: Don't let outgoing executives' knowledge leave campus when they do. May 1, 2006 1567
The grass isn't always greener: before jumping into outsourcing, make sure it's the right solution for your school. Mar 1, 2006 1512
To tell the truth: it's an institution's duty to ensure that new hires are who they say they are. Jan 1, 2006 1354

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