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Case Study: Unified HR

(From Higher Ed HR Magazine) University of California, Irvine, recently unified its HR department to enable the organization to interpret and apply policies and practices consistently, reduce redundancies, leverage best practices, and respond quickly and nimbly to change. Now, instead of three...

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Gender Equality as Retention Tool?

(From Quartz) Gender equality in the workplace is arguably one of the most important ways to attract and retain employees, invest in long-term financial growth and act as an employer of integrity. Quartz media, the Harvard Business School's Gender Initiative, Arjuna Capital and the James Beard...

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Employee Referral Program Tips

(from SHRM) With open jobs often outnumbering qualified candidates, employee referral programs can be invaluable for getting the right people in the right positions. HR experts Aubrey Wiete and Jenna Filipkowski suggest six tips for effective employee referral programs: Give employees the...


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Faculty Housing Attracts Investor Interest

(from TechCrunch) Landed, a licensed real estate brokerage that helps educators buy homes by providing them wth downpayment assistance, has raised $7.5 million in funding to offers its services in more cities. The company now works in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver and Seattle, all of which...


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New Overtime Rule Proposed

(from the Society of Human Resource Management) T he Department of Labor has proposed an increase in the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. If finalized, the new overtime rule would result in the reclassification by employers of more than a...


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Top Four Pitfalls of the Hiring Process

CEO Notebook | From relying on resumes to ineffective interviews, these common mistakes can be avoided. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Hiring season is upon us. During a recent meeting with independent school leaders, I asked the simple question, “How many of...


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Data Analytics Brings Finance and HR Together

(from FEI Daily) Why should HR and finance collaborate more closely on long-term decision making? To provide organizational leadership with insights that support better long-term decision making. It's particularly important for finance and HR to communicate and collaborate on the cost and value...


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Mission & Motivation: Little Victories, Big Impact

Human Resources | Moving from corporate HR to an independent school requires a different pace and close attention to a school’s culture — as well as its many calendars. Article by Kristen Riley, Open Window School From the January/February 2019 Net Assets magazine In 2011, I left...


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Screening Trends for 2019

(from Society for Human Resource Management) HR experts say that 2019 will likely see three screening trends: Social media checks: M ore background-check providers will offer online and social media searches as part of their suite of products, but employers must ensure that these searches...


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Top HR Concerns in 2019

(from HR Dive) HR lessons learned last year will continue to apply, said David Garland of Epstein Becker Green. He thinks the #MeToo movement will continue to gain steam, with more executives departing following sexual harassment allegations and more training to prevent harassment. He predicts...