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

The Impact of Inflation on Higher Education Salaries: 2024 Insights

In 2024, the landscape of higher education is experiencing significant shifts, not least of which is the impact of inflation on faculty salaries. Inflation affects every sector, but its impact on higher education salaries presents unique challenges and insights, especially as institutions strive to balance financial sustainability with competitive compensation to attract and retain talent. […]

May 31, 2024

2024 Salary Trends in Higher Education: Analyzing Pay Scales Across Academic Disciplines

In 2024, the landscape of higher education continues to evolve, and salary trends across academic disciplines reflect a complex interplay of market demand, institutional priorities, and economic pressures. Understanding these trends is crucial for aspiring academics, current faculty, and administrators seeking to navigate the financial dynamics of higher education. Overview of Salary Trends Salaries in […]

May 24, 2024

Higher Education Salary Growth in 2023 Surpasses Pandemic-Era Inflation

New insights from a recent study conducted by CUPA-HR shed light on the salary landscape within higher education for the 2023-24 period. Notably, median pay increases continued their upward trajectory from the previous year, surpassing the inflation rate for the first time since 2019-20. Nevertheless, despite this positive trend, many employees in higher education are […]

Apr 30, 2024

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