Human Resources

From UB

Health plan decision-making and negotiating

July, 2017

Form a benefits committee.

At Lawrence University in Wisconsin, a benefits advisory committee works with an insurance broker to contain costs and determine the best plan designs while providing competitive employee benefits. The committee, which is chartered by the president, includes several administrators from finance and HR along with two faculty members.

Healthcare: Insurance policy challenges

July, 2017
CARE CONVENIENCE—University of Pittsburgh's 12,000 faculty and staff can visit the on-campus, no-cost UPMC MyHealth@Work Health and Wellness Center for everyday ailments, vaccinations and access to health and wellness resources.

Health insurance is a hot topic in Congress, and that’s not the only place. Each year, campus leaders are confronted by a daunting need to contain costs while providing benefits expected by employees.

Universities expand ways how a mentor can coach a mentee

July, 2017

Some higher education institutions have introduced the next generation of mentoring practices to expand development opportunities to more of their employees, integrate the these initiatives into existing programs, and offer reverse and lateral learning across campus.

Talent headhunters should focus on internal employees, not recruitment

June, 2017

Higher education needs to focus on employee development and start rebuilding their own farm systems. Why do so many colleges look externally for new talent instead of developing their employees? 

West Chester University hires VP of administration and finance

June, 2017
Janice Orlov, the previous managing director of finance and operations at UPenn’s Wharton School, has been named vice president for administration and finance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

Janice Orlov has been named vice president for administration and finance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

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10/18/2017

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10/12/2017

Campus safety has become increasingly complex. Higher ed leaders face the threat of serious safety incidents on their campuses every day, while changing legislative mandates only add to the complexity. Ensuring that safety training and processes are up-to-date can be challenging. As a result, many institutions are adopting more efficient processes and individualized technology solutions that improve campus safety while saving time and money.

Describe the importance of potential cost and time savings in relation to health care benefits for both LSU retirees and current staff.

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Some 75 percent of high school seniors say they visit a college campus without ever contacting the admissions department. Not all prospective students want or are able to take a guided tour of campus, but without an alternative, many students visit on their own, and are walking away with unanswered questions and no communication from the college or university.