HR in Higher Education

More colleges and universities expect their human resources (HR) function to perform as a strategic partner. This shift has evolved the role of the HR team. In years past, HR in higher education was limited to tactical and transactional work. Now, HR serves as a strategic partner to the institution’s leadership as they grapple with issues, such as workforce diversity, employee relations and compensation.

If your role includes leading HR in a higher education setting, you make decisions that significantly impact the well-being and happiness of your institution’s employees, students and stakeholders. Each day you must navigate matters, such as deciding health care benefits and retirement contribution plans. You’re also charged with managing position or employee terminations, as well as attracting and retaining highly skilled applicants, both of which can define the success of your institution.

CACUBO’s professional development resources on HR in higher education include case studies, practical advice and useful solutions to help higher education professionals manage human resources in a continuously evolving environment.

Higher Education HR Trends

Employee engagement and how you define your institution’s culture significantly impact the day-to-day environment on campus. Happy employees create a positive work environment – one where people want to work (and where students want to go to school), and one that’s more productive. To address the issues and challenges facing the institution’s workforce, HR must work closely with other school administrators and departments.

Effective communication with your intuition’s long list of stakeholders is key for other areas too. Higher education institutions experience constant change, and organization transformation is hard work. CACUBO members can share best practices and successful strategies to highlight the different ways people respond to change and how to encourage a more positive approach. This is helpful to consider as HR programs change, whether you’re rolling out new heath care, retirement or compensation decisions, or other program adjustments.

Are you seeing a shift to data-driven decision-making? Uncovering the depth and meaning of the data you can access about your institution will help inform smarter decisions. More and more schools are using data to track successes and opportunities, reassess tactics, and modify strategies over time to achieve greater success. CACUBO resources can help you understand the numbers behind various HR in higher education metrics and data points.

 

HR Resources


2015 Tax Update for Higher Education

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403(b) Plan Redesign – Making a Good Retirement Plan Better

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ACUA Journal Article IRS UBIT Report

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Impact on Campus

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Technical Updates

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An Online Application System for Civil Service Employment

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Applying the Lean Process to a Bi-Yearly Alumni Survey

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Business Center

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CACUBO – 2016 Honorarium and Reimbursement Guidelines

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Cashless and Paperless Business Office

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Centralized Box Office

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Chief Business Officer (CBO) Retirements – Are We Ready?

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Collaboration in Building Info Systems – By Higher Ed for Higher Ed

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Credit, Financial and Medical Implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Ambach

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Credit, Financial and Medical Implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Helton

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Credit, Financial and Medical Implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Rodgers

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Credit, Financial and Medical Implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Spencer

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Custodial Training On-Line Exeperience

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Customer Service Outreach and Satisfaction

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Diversifying Suppliers and Vendors

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Doing More with Less Time: Project Management for Office Workflow

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E-forms Process Re-Engineering

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Effective Management of Accounts Receivable

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eForms Process ReEngineering

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Employee Savings Program

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Engaging Your Workforce While Aligning Your Spend

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Fiduciary Responsibilities for Employee Retirement Plans

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GASB Pension Standards

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GASB Update – What’s New and What’s Next?

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Highlights the Whys Behind Business Policies

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How to Get Involved with Lean

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Improving Building Maintenance Without Additional Funding-University of Nebraska’s Unique Approach to Zone Maintenance

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Improving Employee Compensation

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Leadership Strategies for Employee Engagement

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Lean Practice

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Monitoring Workforce Engagement on a Daily Basis

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Moving Your Talent Acquisition Strategy to the 21st Century

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Online Training Methodology for In-House Staff Training

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Paperless Human Resources: a Best Practice Model

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Position Control as a Best Practice

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Reducing Carbon Emission, Cutting Costs and Revenue Generation by Incorporating Renewable Energy Technology

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Retiree Healthcare Challenges

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Right-Size Your Institution in 90 Days Utilizing a Transparent Engaging Prioritization Process

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Scheduling, Payroll and Benefit Management System

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Scoring Rubric for Instructional Departments

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Scoring Rubric for Instructional Support Programs or Services

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South Dakota Board of Regents Human Resources – Financial Information Systems (HRFIS) Project

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Strategic Budget Planning and Constituent Communication

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Strategic Sourcing and E-Procurement

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Successfully Implementing Paperless Accounts Payable

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Successfully Implementing Paperless Accounts Payable Presentation

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Systemwide Lean Initiative – Collaborative Business Process Redesign

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The Cashless and Paperless Business Office

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The Next Generation of Retirement Plan Success Metrics

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The Reinvestment Act

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Training – The Key to Success at the Robert M. Beam Power Plant

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Training Program

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UW Stout – Lean Practices

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