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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.
How one institution transitioned from transactional to strategic HR—and what all business leaders can learn from their story
Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, university leaders are increasingly turning to HR as a strategic partner for planning and executing on institutional goals. This has posed a challenge for many HR leaders and their teams: they want to provide more strategic support, but they are bogged down by transactional work. The University of Virginia (UVA) tackled the challenge of strategic human resources through a multi-year HR transformation project called “Ufirst”.
While online learning is the most conspicuous part of this new reality, a quieter but arguably more successful achievement has been the ease with which institutions shifted overnight from campus-bound to remote administrative operations. To its surprise, higher education learned that it had an infrastructure and a workforce flexible enough to adopt new modes of work.
FY21 institutional budgets are under pressure. Here’s how SFOs are reining in costs and finding new revenue sources.
This article documents the scale and impact of FY21 budget cuts to date. It also catalogs what cost-containment tactics (and a few revenue-generating ideas) Facilities leaders have taken or plan to take soon.
Eight out-of-industry-inspired best practices to get the most from your performance management process, supplemented by seven downloadable tools your staff can use to put our recommendations into practice.
This white paper provides specific, detailed advice for how to accelerate the presidential transition process and create immediate impact for the college from day one.
Furloughing staff during COVID-19: how leaders are supporting employees through difficult budget decisions
Facing new financial pressures from COVID-19, a growing number of institutions are contemplating furloughs as a way to avoid layoffs, retain staff, and generate short-term salary savings. Some are indefinitely furloughing staff whose jobs cannot be performed remotely. Others are asking all staff to take a pre-defined number of furlough days.
This resource center is designed to take the insights and best practices from our research on faculty professional development and translate them into actionable change on your campus.