About Us

Founded in 1996, McKnight Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm of professionals with senior level human resources experience in higher education. Our team specializes in hands-on human resources consulting for colleges, universities, medical centers and organizations of all sizes.
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Our Services

JOB CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

We view pay systems as part of an employee relation strategy adding value to organizational excellence. One that links individual and team rewards to improved performance. We encourage employee involvement and collaboration in our projects to ensure smooth transitions from traditional to new pay approaches.

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FLSA DETERMINATION TOOL "eFLSA"

As a means of addressing this complexity with a low cost, high quality solution, McKnight developed an electronic FLSA audit or eFLSA Patterned directly from the U.S. Department of Labor's FLSA Exemption Standards.

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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT APPRAISAL FORM "ePAF"

Performance Management is a cycle of events flowing from Organizational Goals and based on Communicated Competences and Behaviors. Our Performance Management Program links pay for performance for faculty and non-faculty employees.

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FACULTY & STAFF BENEFITS SURVEY "eBenefits"

The eBenefits Survey further allows institutional decision makers to shape or tailor benefits for different groups, and to make policy decisions and budgetary decisions that are backed by hard data.

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CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY

McKnight Associates, Inc. and Baird Consulting provide a survey measurement services offered to colleges, universities, and academic medical centers.

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HR ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN

McKnight offers services that include exploration of the human resources goals of an institution and the development of new strategies with campus leadership.

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Our Clients

International Clients

United Arab Emirates University
Dubai School of Government
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Lebanese American University
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Recent News

Understanding the Changes Made to U.S. News’ 2020 College Rankings

U.S. News responds to critics by changing its ranking criteria for evaluating schools. Recently, U.S. News & World Report released its college rankings for 2020.  This new ranking included a number of changes in how the schools were assessed.  But what were these changes, and why were they significant?  Here’s what you need to know […]

Dec 05, 2019

Australian Universities Shine in THE World University Rankings for 2020

THE World University Rankings for 2020 include 11 Australian universities. Driven by a new wave of research funding and an influx of international students, Australian universities have performed better than ever before in the THE World University Rankings for 2020.  In fact, a record 11 Australian universities have entered the top 200 of this year’s […]

Nov 26, 2019

Important Issues that Higher Education Will Deal with this Year

Higher education institutions are looking for lasting solutions to these ongoing issues. As colleges and universities look forward to the 2019/2020 school year, there are several serious concerns to address.  From enrollment to immigration to funding, higher education institutions are looking for lasting solutions to these ongoing issues. Reduced Enrollment Projections suggest that there will […]

Nov 21, 2019

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