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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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

New Research Explains Why Teaching Engineering Costs More Than Teaching English

New study examines the cost differences in higher education. A paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that teaching cost differences in higher education institutions generally favor the fields where graduates make more money.  Typically, this means that colleges and universities spend more money offering programs in science and engineering as compared […]

Jan 17, 2019

Learn Who the Biggest Private Employer in Every State Is

Breaking down the largest private employer in every state. Aside from Walmart, universities and medical centers rank as the top private employers across the country.  Curious to see who employs the most workers in your state?  Then here is a list of the largest private employer in every state. Alabama: Walmart, 38,041 employees Alaska: Providence […]

Jan 10, 2019

Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis

The Department of Labor explains how you can pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation. If you work in human resources, then you are likely familiar with the practice of reviewing positions for exemptions under the federal wage and hour law.  Employees that pass both the “salary basis” and the “job duties” tests and who operate […]

Dec 27, 2018

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