5 Ways to Level Up in the New Academic Year

The new academic year is here already.team working around a table

Is your team prepared to navigate the top challenges of a brand new school year? In PeopleAdmin’s recent lunch-and-learn webinar, a panel of experts discussed the trends your HigherEd peers are anticipating and offered insight into how you can do more with less.

Tune in to your peers.

Organizations in all sectors are facing budget restrictions and talent shortages, so optimizing your team’s performance and focusing your efforts are more important than ever. But how can you decide what areas to focus on? This is where peer data comes in. Benchmark key metrics at your institution, like hiring trends, DE&I information, retention metrics, and more to see if your institution is on track in different areas. With this key data, you can discover if your time-to-hire is comparable with other colleges and universities, or if you’re attracting fewer applicants than a peer institution, and recognize what challenges are HigherEd-wide and what are institution-specific, helping you narrow your team’s focus. Check out Talent Intelligence for more.

Take advantage of tech

Make sure that your recruitment strategies can compete in a challenging hiring market—and make sure your team is embracing technology to hone and improve those strategies. Save time for hiring managers with automated candidate communications, and increase the reach of job postings through integrations with job boards and social media. Automate workflows across your campus by leveling up your tech stack and going beyond just ATS – it’s time to create an entire ecosystem of talent acquisition, management, and development.

Avoid burnout

It’s the season for being busy—and it feels like we’ve all been taking on more than ever for a few years now. Teams are smaller, things are moving and changing faster, and faculty and staff are serving more students as a result. Burnout has been a major challenge for many institutions, resulting in early retirements, career changes, and retention issues. Human resources teams can make a difference in preventing burnout—check out these resources from Cornell University on supporting faculty and staff through challenging times and watch the clip below for more about halting burnout.

Get more insight

Don’t forget to watch the full webinar here for more insights, tips, and tricks for the 2022-2023 academic year!