Human Resources

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.

Make Smart Technology Decisions-Involve IT

Know what to ask about upgrades and new technology, and HR will be better off.

WHEN THE HR DEPART-ment at Western Michigan University wants to upgrade its software, the process is not as simple as placing an order with the IT department. Even if the cost is budgeted for, HR's request must be prioritized and weighed against those from other departments or administrators by a change control committee that meets monthly to review each and every IT change on campus.

A Change of Course

The aging workforce is an approaching storm for which institutions should be making preparations.

We've all heard the news: The American workforce is in trouble.

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.

Take a good look at your Human Resources department. What kind of grade does it deserve for helping your school achieve its key goals? At some schools, HR would barely pass, maybe even flunk.

Recruiting Staff with Creative Benefits

Faced with salary constraints or other recruitment challenges, HR leaders get resourceful about perks.

Thankful Encounters

In positively recognizing employees, it's the small things that count.

With bigger budgets and higher profits, corporate America sometimes outshines higher education in areas such as compensation. But here's one area where they're on even turf: creatively rewarding and recognizing employees.