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We asked HR leaders what’s top of mind heading into the summer, fall, and beyond. Here’s what they said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced campus human resources (HR) leaders to balance rapidly evolving staffing needs with pressures to manage labor costs. Read our insight to discover seven top-of-mind issues for HR and finance leaders as they plan for the summer and fall.
MBA programs will require best practice program design and recruitment to survive in an increasingly challenging market. College and university leaders must invest in existing programs and should be cautious about upcoming enrollment expectations for existing programs or new launches.
Facing an economic downturn and fierce competition for undergraduate enrollments, colleges and universities are looking for a silver lining: countercyclical enrollments. This tendency for enrollments to increase as the economy declines is well documented. But leadership at four-year institutions shouldn’t get their hopes up. Not every institution benefits equally from these additional students. The Great Recession had a far smaller impact on baccalaureate and graduate enrollments than it did on community colleges and vocational programs.
Watch this video to learn how frequently you should use interactive elements like chat functions and polling, ways to adapt the traditional in-person orientation format, how orientation leaders can build excitement across the summer, and how to create opportunities for students to connect with each other.
While management-level professionals in food service and hospitality have weathered the economic crisis better than front-line workers, their employment will be at risk as shutdowns continue and businesses close. To help them transition to manager positions in higher growth fields, institutions need to create flexible, low-cost offerings in finance and data analytics to capitalize on these professionals existing strength in customer service and people management.
Now that we’ve entered commencement season, college and university leaders are shifting their gaze from the emergency responses needed for spring terms toward big questions about the fall.
To learn more about how higher education leaders are similarly seizing new strategic opportunities to thrive in a post-pandemic world, I sat down with EAB’s Senior Vice President of Research, Melanie Ho.
Learn about four consequences that advancement teams are already seeing and how EAB believes they will affect future fundraising efforts.