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

Why Are North American Colleges Facing Revenue Declines During COVID-19?

Back in March 2020, more than 300 colleges and universities in North America decided to shift their learning activities online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by the Cable News Network (CNN).  However, this shift has done little to prevent institutional revenue decline across the board. Consequently, many higher education institutions in North America […]

Jan 07, 2021

California State University Experiences Rise In Enrollments Despite COVID-19

The pandemic induced lockdown, which caused colleges to turn virtual, had led to rising concerns among the authorities regarding enrollments. However, despite the shift to virtual classes, more than half of California State University campuses saw enrollment increases in the fall of 2020. Here’s a more in-depth look at how the pandemic has affected the […]

Dec 23, 2020

How Student Equity Has Been Affected by Declining Transfers to 2-Year Colleges

The pandemic continues to disrupt the education system, as evidenced by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report that provides details on transfer students. While there was a significant increase in the number of students transferring from two-year colleges to four-year campuses, the report shows a plunge in reverse transfers. In other words, transfers out […]

Dec 16, 2020

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