Survey of campus HR officers gives insight into retirement, unions and status
- Inside Higher Ed's first Survey of College and University Human Resource Officers yielded insights into retirement issues, HR officers' dim view of employee unions' roles in higher education, and the fact that 6 in 10 HR leaders reported being in the "inner circle of advisers" for their presidents despite only 43% being official members of the president's cabinet at their institution.
- The survey was conducted in July and August 2012 and completed by a total of 324 campus and system chief human resources officers.
- Previous Inside Higher Ed surveys saw business officers and presidents placing retirement issues relatively low on their list of concerns, and the HR officers survey follows that pattern.
From the article:
Fewer than 10 percent of college human resources administrators are greatly concerned that too many campus officials are retiring and taking their institutional knowledge with them -- while nearly three times that many worry that older faculty members are failing to make way for the next generation of professors. ...
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