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

California Law Bans Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Learn about California’s Assembly Bill 51. On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 into law.  AB 51 will prohibit California employers from entering mandatory arbitration agreements for nearly all employment legal claims.  The new law expands the Labor Code, adding Section 432.6, which prohibits employers from requiring an applicant or […]

Jan 16, 2020

Learn About California’s New Employment Legislation

Overview of California’s new employment legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. At the beginning of this year, several new pieces of legislation went into effect in the state of California.  Signed by Gov. Newsom in mid to late 2019, the new legislation will impact how employers conduct business.  Here is a look at […]

Jan 09, 2020

Colleges and Universities Will See Reduced Revenue Growth in Competitive Higher Education Market

Colleges and universities are concerned about how the competition for new applicants will affect revenue growth. Currently, the slowdown in high school graduates is creating a shrinking applicant pool for colleges to fight over.  As the battle for top students intensifies, many colleges and universities are concerned about how the competition for new applicants will […]

Dec 26, 2019

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