NLRB, EEOC to issue guidance on workplace communication | Fordham U. helps finance Ph.D. students' job hunt | Offer these benefits to retain top talent
November 16, 2017
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NLRB, EEOC to issue guidance on workplace communication
The National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will soon issue guidance aimed at helping employers maintain open workplace communication without being accused of unlawful harassment and bias.
Bloomberg BNA (free content) (11/13) 
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Fordham U. helps finance Ph.D. students' job hunt
Fordham U. helps finance Ph.D. students' job hunt
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The English department at Fordham University is giving its finishing Ph.D. students an extra $4,500 to help them find a job after graduation. John Bugg, graduate studies director, says the one-time payment is meant to help students afford to travel for interviews and cover other expenses while job hunting.
Inside Higher Ed (11/16) 
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Leadership & Diversity in Action
Best practices for closing an academic program
When college and university leaders decide to close a program, they must provide "a clear and compelling case" and include faculty in the transition, writes Peter Eckel, the director of leadership programs in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. In this commentary, he outlines other matters leaders should consider to make the process easier for all involved.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (11/12) 
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How male, female recruiters gauge candidates
How male, female recruiters gauge candidates
Male recruiters admit a candidate's looks and attire influence hiring decisions, while female recruiters say they care more about education and references, according to a Jobvite report. The report also lists deal breakers, with 86% of recruiters citing rudeness to a receptionist or support staff, 71% citing phone use during an interview and 52% citing bad hygiene.
Society for Human Resource Management online (11/14) 
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Trends & Technology
How to use technology for routine matters
HR should use technology to automate routine procedures, refer cases to other departments and answer common HR questions, says Mark Souter from ServiceNow.
Human Resources Director (Australia) (11/14) 
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Survey considers state of digital learning on campus
A Campus Computing Project report found that 86% of chief academic officers at colleges and universities say digital learning can improve the student experience and boost learning opportunities. However, the officers noted some barriers, including lack of access to devices and no overall plan for campuses to incorporate digital learning.
Campus Technology (11/15) 
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HERC members receive discounts with top higher ed vendors
Have you checked out the HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Buyer's Guide? It is loaded with member-only discounts, partner insights and profiles, and recruitment resources. As a testimony of how significant the discounts are, some HERC members have reported saving more in discounts than the cost of annual membership.
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MEMBER INSIGHT: Have you set up a free employer profile on the HERC website?
"We, at Portland State University, set up a free multi-page Enhanced Member Profile on the HERC website. As a result, we saw a dramatic increase in visibility for our institution. In just one year, our profile was clicked on over 8,800 times by jobseekers." -- Greater Oregon HERC Member Christina Kraus, PHR, Employment Manager, Office of HR, Portland State University. Join your colleague Christina, and set up your employer profile today.
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