Human Resources

Prepping Employees for Their Golden Years

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

VIRTUALLY EVERY HIGHER ed institution offers some type of employee retirement program along with a handful of optional workshops on retirement-related topics. But is that enough?

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.

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.

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