Human Resources

Opportunity Knocks

How HR is using the down economy to develop more efficient programs and practices
 

TIGHTER BUDGETS. CUTS TO PROGRAMS. LAYOFFS. Frozen salaries. The list goes on and on as to how colleges and universities are being affected by the country’s recession.

Retirement?s Other Side: Addressing the Emotional Consequences

Part two of a two-part column on retirement planning at colleges and universities

Prepping Employees for Their Golden Years

Part one of a two-part column on retirement planning at colleges and universities
 

Bad Habits on Campus

How to deal with staff and faculty who are addicts
 

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE secretary who fell asleep at work, facedown on her computer keyboard? Or maybe you heard about the employee who broke down crying in his manager's office, admitting that he needed help for a problem he had been hiding for months-his addiction to alcohol. 

Wellness Program Checkup

Determining the return-on-investment for programs meant to keep employees fit and healthy
 

SINCE WELLNESS PROGRAMS were introduced to the workplace more than 30 years ago, colleges and universities have offered employees a variety of free health perks and programs ranging from weight loss coaches and gym memberships to self-help classes.

Safe and Sound

<em>The role of HR in enhancing campus safety</em>

Crossing the Line with Financial Advice

The dangers of doling out financial advice rather than just information

A Helping Hand

Mentoring opens doors for employees.

THE CONCEPT OF MENTORING in the workplace is certainly nothing new. Employees have been guiding other workers for centuries. But what's different today is how such programs have evolved at higher education institutions, helping employees succeed in all aspects of their career.

Smart Hiring

Facing future talent shortages, higher ed institutions implement strategic staffing plans.

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.

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