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

Coronavirus Driven Financial Crisis Forces Texas Universities into Job Shedding and Lay-Offs

The pandemic has taken a toll on the financial health of college campuses across the nation, particularly in Texas. The pandemic has drained $11.5 billion in the state’s budget, as Texas A&M coronavirus fallout has led to $147 million in lost revenue. The governor has asked state agencies, including colleges, to plan on tighter budgets. […]

Oct 22, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Led to Salary Increase Budgets Decline for the First Time in 12 Years

While many employers still anticipate an economic rebound in 2021, the first decline in the salary increase budget in 12 years has become evident, following a 2020 midyear survey of businesses. Here are some key results related to expected salary projections for the coming year: Salary Increase Budget Decline Projected for the First Time since […]

Oct 08, 2020

Colleges Laying off Faculty Due to the COVID-19 Financial Constraints

COVID-19 has wreaked financial havoc across many industries, including higher education. The pandemic and mass shutdowns have led to rising college layoffs and furloughs. While online learning can be a solution, university administrators must still work with tight budgets and weigh the costs of financial havoc during COVID-19. Financial Challenges for Universities In the year […]

Sep 24, 2020

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