University's retirement info spans 5 generations | Why HR leaders should be willing to take risks | Opinion: Faculty should embrace administrative jobs
May 16, 2019
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University's retirement info spans 5 generations
University's retirement info spans 5 generations
The University of Pittsburgh found its employee demographics covered five generations, so it adjusted its retirement benefits communications to be relevant to each group. Implementing messaging for each generation and their stage in the savings life cycle, along with embracing automatic enrollment, was associated with a more than 14% increase in overall retirement plan contributions and a 54% increase in sessions with financial consultants.
PlanSponsor online (5/14) 
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Why HR leaders should be willing to take risks
Chief HR officers should challenge leadership and do more to explain how business strategies have changed, says Prabir Jha, a former CHRO. "They need to be more bold, self-assured and independent to speak up and risk their positions," he says.
People Matters (India) (English-language content) (5/14) 
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Leadership & Diversity in Action
Opinion: Faculty should embrace administrative jobs
Faculty who accept academic leadership posts should use the opportunity to improve how departments run and boost higher education's image, write Arizona State University professor George Justice and Dartmouth College professor Carolyn Dever. "Connecting service to leadership -- being intentional about creating pathways to administration -- will benefit our institutions as well as providing fresh opportunities for those faculty members," they write in this commentary.
Inside Higher Ed (5/16) 
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Commentary: How HBCUs can support LGBTQ students
Historically black colleges and universities can help LGBTQ students feel protected by requiring faculty and staff to be trained on gender identity and expression, writes Denise Smith, a Howard University doctoral student. Smith refers to the Campus Pride HBCU Clearinghouse as a resource determining whether an institution is applying LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (5/14) 
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Trends & Technology
Technology doesn't displace face-to-face communication
Put people first by treating digital communication as supplementary and complementary, writes Laura Butler, senior vice president of people and culture for Workfront. "There are times when digital communication just isn't appropriate and as the HR leader, it's your job to lead the way in helping employees understand this," Butler writes.
HR Technologist (5/13) 
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HR should use common sense where AI is concerned
Artificial intelligence offers some advantages over traditional recruiting practices, but it's only as good as the information used to create it, writes Declan Moloney. "Even the more basic functions such as a chatbot being used for interview questions will need to be sense checked by a human HR professional to ensure that common sense is being applied throughout the interview process," he notes.
Business 2 Community (5/10) 
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Is your campus using HERC as a compliance tool?
If your campus is a federal contractor, your HERC membership can enable your Institution to demonstrate that it is engaging in good faith affirmative action efforts, including outreach, should it be audited by OFCCP. Learn more.
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