Finding the right staffing provider for your institution is no easy task. Programs start and end as grant funding comes and goes. Students want greater attention as they pay increasing tuition each year. The higher education administrator must keep the trains running on time despite these pressures. The ability to rapidly hire qualified people is crucial to keeping up.
Jun 23, 2017 9:26:15 AM
May 15, 2017 8:56:24 AM
HR compliance risk management is a challenging responsibility for any professional in Higher Education. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations are in constant motion, and sometimes your university or college's standards are as well. While there are certainly a number of strategies to help reduce or eliminate workforce compliance risk, to follow are three of our top practices and action steps, specifically geared towards Higher Education institutions, to help get a handle on managing HR compliance risk.
May 8, 2017 12:11:50 PM
Every year, managers and administrators in higher education are asked to do more with less. At the same time, there are more compliance requirements to fulfill. Your state government imposes certain rules. Local governments and the federal government often have placed demands on colleges and universities as well. The expectations for compliance in higher education have never been higher.
Mar 21, 2017 11:22:58 AM
Key Initiatives For Diversity Hiring In Higher Education
Diversity hiring best practices require an appreciation of the value of diversity and specific tactics to drive results. To follow are 5 key initiatives that will help you achieve successful diversity hiring practices.
Mar 13, 2017 2:48:35 PM
Identify the problem:
Finding qualified workers in the healthcare industry can be a daunting task, especially when sourcing temporary workers during busy seasons. A Jan. 2016 report in the Monthly LaborReview notes that job opening rates consistently exceed hiring rates in healthcare. A large reason for this imbalance lies in the fact it is difficult to find workers with suitable qualifications, whether it be the advanced degrees or software know-how in addition to a passion for healthcare.
Feb 27, 2017 12:00:00 PM
An organized staffing agency works with contingent labor each and every day. That expertise translates into expertise in reporting and monitoring contingent labor spend. In working with a vendor, ask for support to better understand these costs. If you don’t get clear answers, you may need to seek out a new higher education or healthcare staffing vendor.
Feb 21, 2017 11:30:00 AM
Do you understand your contingent labor spend? Before you answer, imagine that your executive asked to meet with you tomorrow to understand your department’s overall staffing spending. In that meeting, you would be expected to provide comprehensive answers on full-time employees, contingent labor, and so on. If you struggle to provide good answers, your executive may wonder if they can trust your reports and presentations. After all, managers are expected to know their numbers, especially when it comes to staff and spending.
Feb 16, 2017 5:03:01 PM
Rapidly Evolving Demographics
In recent years, staffing diversity within the workforce has become increasingly important. The trend is probably even more pronounced in both healthcare and higher education staffing. And with good reason.
Virtually every respected source agrees that America is evolving into a country wherein minority races and cultures, as a whole, are a skyrocketing population. By some estimates, America will become a “majority minority” society sometime in the 2040s.
Feb 9, 2017 1:03:45 PM
Without a doubt, a specialized staffing agency can save you time with the hiring process within a higher education or health care institution. To land the best time and efficiency savings, choose an agency you can work with on multi-departmental hiring needs. That way, you get to know the recruiters and their areas of expertise, not to mention, they get to know you and the specific challenges you face in sourcing pre-qualified temporary talent. To start the relationship on the right foot, you should ask the following questions:
Feb 3, 2017 8:45:28 AM
Managing a workforce in the academic world is a tough assignment. On the one hand, students and researchers constantly make demands for new services and facilities. At the same time, the higher education institution’s leadership is constantly struggling to manage costs effectively through spend-visibility and reduce spend leakage. Keeping the institution running smoothly in this environment is no easy feat. The pressure gets even worse when it comes to the challenge of finding pre-qualified temporary labor to meet your needs.