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

The Use of Benchmarking to Ensure Competitive Faculty Pay

How higher education institutions can use benchmarking to offer faculty competitive pay. Offering competitive pay is one of the best strategies that higher education institutions can use to attract and retain the best faculty members.  But how can you ensure that you are offering fair and competitive pricing to new and continuing faculty?  By benchmarking […]

Jun 20, 2019

Interesting Things to Know About the Gender Pay Gap

Understanding the gender pay gap. While most people know what the gender pay gap is and what it entails, many do not know anything beyond the basics.  Here are some of the interesting facts about the gender pay gap that the American Association of University Women found. The “Motherhood Penalty” Persists The “motherhood penalty” refers […]

Jun 13, 2019

IRS Provides Guidance with IRS Notice 2019-9

IRS guidelines on excess executive pay at tax-exempt organizations. On December 31, 2018, the IRS released its IRS Notice 2019-9.  This document offers interim guidance on Section 4960 which was added to the Internal Revenue Code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Section 4960 imposes an excise tax on a tax-exempt organizations that matches […]

Jun 06, 2019

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