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

States Propose Higher Education Budgets for the Fiscal Year 2022

North Dakota, Nevada, Hawaii, and Georgia are among the states eyeing higher education budget cuts in the next fiscal year. These developments come amid revenue declines for North American colleges and universities, especially as states grapple with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all states plan to decrease funding for their higher learning […]

Apr 08, 2021

Colleges Await Congressional Agreement on COVID-19

The higher education system in America remains in jeopardy of declining due to lost revenue from pandemic shutdowns. Both the Trump and Biden administrations have taken steps to get economic relief to Americans, small businesses, and educational institutions. Here are details about the Congressional agreement on COVID-19 that could bring relief to campuses across the […]

Mar 18, 2021

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

As a new administration takes over, the Biden student loan forgiveness plan has become a key focus among educators and students. The new President, as he asserted on the campaign trail, immediately took action to help financially-strangled college students and graduates deep in debt from taking out loans to cover the high cost of education. […]

Mar 04, 2021

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