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

Colleges and Universities Across the Country Band Together to Protect Dreamers

Hundreds of higher education institutions sign letter asking Congress to provide permanent protection for Dreamers. In an effort to shield their students, over 600 college and university presidents have signed a letter asking Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would extend permanent protection for Dreamers.  The letter urges Congress to take action ahead of the […]

Nov 14, 2019

More Employees Included in the Final Rule on Overtime Pay

Learn more about the Department of Labor’s final ruling on overtime pay. Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) approved a change that drastically affects how employees will be paid for overtime work.  Their final ruling on overtime pay makes employees who earn less than $35,568 annually eligible for overtime pay starting January 1, 2020.  This […]

Nov 07, 2019

Overview of Science and Engineering in Higher Education

Higher education report on science and engineering. The fields of science and engineering are becoming increasingly popular in higher education institutions throughout the country.  For reference, science and engineering is defined to include the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, ocean sciences, mathematics and statistics, computer sciences, agricultural sciences, biological sciences, psychology, […]

Oct 31, 2019

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