Skip navigation
EAB Logo Navigate to the EAB Homepage Navigate to EAB home
Research Report

Bending the Administrative Labor Cost Curve

Executive strategies for sustainable, long-term labor savings

February 11, 2015

Key Insights

Log in to view this resource or learn more about Strategic Advisory Services.

Facing increasingly tighter budgets, colleges and universities are exploring any and all principled methods to control costs. Clearly, labor comprises the vast majority of costs at all institutions, often 60% to 70% of operating budgets. So, while there are other meaningful cost savings opportunities, few institutions will be able to significantly impact costs without addressing labor.

Rather than enacting painful and ineffective cuts, institutions should pursue principled and sustainable savings by slowing labor cost growth or “bending the cost curve.” In this approach, leaders make important structural and operational changes now to slow growth going forward.

To help business executives slow administrative labor growth, this report provides 12 executive best practices to implement the necessary cross-silo tools and incentives to achieve meaningful savings.

Insights and best practices for partners

This resource requires EAB partnership access to view.

Get Access

Learn how you can get access to this resource, as well as hands-on support from our experts, through Strategic Advisory Services.

Learn More

Already a partner?

Log In