How colleges and universities can realize strategic improvements despite budget constrictions and lean staffing

How colleges and universities can realize strategic improvements despite budget constrictions and lean staffing
New report shows data and technology are key to doing more with less

Higher education leaders have many plans to improve talent management.

Priority to improve in the next year:

Onboarding

Recruiting
Performance management (staff)AnalyticsPersonnel actionsSearch committee managementPriority to improve in the next 2-3 years:Learning and developmentAnnual faculty reviewsWorkforce planningSuccession planningPerformance management (faculty)Performance management (staff)
But few resources available to implement improvements.

28% expect a decrease and 58% expect no change in talent management technology budgets.
More than a third of organizational development, learning and development, and systems and technology operations teams are inadequately staffed for normal operations.

So they’re using their data to identify opportunities and take action.

From 2016 to 2017, colleges and universities improved their ability to analyze talent management data by 32%.
Ease of using predictive insights to make organizational changes jumped from 25% in 2016 to 36% in 2017.

Talent management technology budgets

Ease of using predictive insights

These gains are driven by process maturity, as more than 40% of institutions use electronic processes for reporting and analytics activities.

Conversely, paper-based processes are most commonly used for:
Learning and developmentAnnual faculty reviewsPerformance management (faculty)Onboarding… and other processes identified as immature or inefficient.

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For more information on higher education trends, challenges and benchmarks — such as those cited above — download PeopleAdmin’s 2018 TalentIndex: Higher Education Benchmark Report.Download the TalentIndex

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