Category: Human Resources

women in business attire with paperwork, feedback for campus administrators and leaders
May 16, 2019
Managing Executive Feedback in Higher Education

Tips for handling feedback for campus administrators and leaders. One of higher education’s most serious recurring problems is the evaluation of campus leaders.  Part of this issue can be attributed to the significant periods of time between evaluations.  When leaders are allowed to operate for too long without oversight, institutions often discover a lack of […]

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Learn How Google’s Pay Equity Analysis Led to Raises for Male Employees, Google’s pay equity analysis led to raises for thousands of men
Apr 25, 2019
Learn How Google’s Pay Equity Analysis Led to Raises for Male Employees

Google’s pay equity analysis led to raises for thousands of men. After an analysis of its pay structure, Google determined that they were underpaying male employees relative to their peers.  As a result, Google’s pay equity analysis led to raises for thousands of men and some women.  For background on how the company typically awards […]

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Understanding the New Title IX Guidelines for Survivors,proposed Title IX rule changes
Feb 21, 2019
Understanding the New Title IX Guidelines for Survivors

Learn more about the Department of Education’s proposed Title IX rule changes and how they could benefit survivors of sexual harassment. While Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed Title IX rule changes have been met with considerable backlash for strengthening the rights of the accused at the expense of the victim, some experts point out that […]

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How Staff Mentorship Programs Help Employees Succeed on Campus, staff mentoring program
Jan 31, 2019
How Staff Mentorship Programs Help Employees Succeed on Campus

A closer look at the staff mentoring programs at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Brown University. University of Cincinnati UC’s staff mentoring program, Mentor Me UC, first launched in response to a university climate survey which revealed that underrepresented groups, such as people of color and women, felt that they did not have opportunities […]

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Despite Rising Inflation, UMN Pay Raises Remain Stagnant, pay raises are insufficient
Jan 24, 2019
Despite Rising Inflation, UMN Pay Raises Remain Stagnant

Faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota indicate that recent pay raises are insufficient to reward employees. Recently, various member of UMN’s faculty and staff have voiced their complaints that annual staff pay raises are insufficient.  While the University has consistently offered an average salary increase of about 2% per year since 2009, inflation […]

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Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis, pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation
Dec 27, 2018
Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis

The Department of Labor explains how you can pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation. If you work in human resources, then you are likely familiar with the practice of reviewing positions for exemptions under the federal wage and hour law.  Employees that pass both the “salary basis” and the “job duties” tests and who operate […]

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Oct 04, 2018
Understanding California’s New Pay Equity Law

Here’s what every business owner should know about the California law that is calling for equal compensation for all workers. Recently, many states and municipalities have taken it upon themselves to enact their own version of pay equity laws.  In California, the guidelines laid out in Assembly Bill 168 signed by Governor Jerry Brown a […]

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Mississippi Black Women Experience the Largest Wage Gap in America, wage gap
Sep 20, 2018
Mississippi Black Women Experience the Largest Wage Gap in America

Report shows that the wage gap between black women and white men in Mississippi is among the largest in the nation. A new report written in partnership with Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, looks to raise awareness for the wage gap that exists between black women and white men.  Using median wages, the report explains […]

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Eliminating Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
Jul 12, 2018
Eliminating Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

Strategies to address the increasing rates of sexual harassment in higher ed. When you think about it, it’s not surprising that the institution of higher education has had so many instances of harassment.  The system is very hierarchical and it’s often difficult to ensure that desired attitudes and culture are consistent across campuses.  Up to […]

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Learning About the Student Non-Discrimination Act, Student Non-Discrimination Act
May 17, 2018
Learning About the Student Non-Discrimination Act

Learn about what the Student Non-Discrimination Act stands for and how it hopes to make provisions for educational equality for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. On March 21st, 2018, the Student Non-Discrimination Act was reintroduced for consideration in the House of Representatives.  This Act specifically looks to address the pervasive discrimination that […]

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