The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is always working to promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment consortium by facilitating collaboration between institutions and partnering with thought-leaders to address the evolving recruitment and retention needs of our member institutions.
Read this year’s annual report to learn more about the work being done through HERC.
Finding Inspiration, Building Momentum
HERC made tremendous progress to end systems and structures that create inequity. We took a hard look at our identity and shared vision to develop new organizational statements that reflect our commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive higher education workforce. We produced timely and relevant resources for members and job seekers to support diverse and inclusive workplaces. Despite the progress that we achieved, we recognized that there is still much work to be done.
View HERC's 2020-21 Annual Report »
Twenty Years of Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Higher Education
As HERC celebrated its 20th anniversary, our nation and the world confronted a global pandemic that illuminated the disproportionate impact of the Coronavirus on communities of color, economically disadvantaged populations, the elderly, and working families. We lived amid a reignited Black Lives Matter movement, combating institutional and systemic racism while interrogating the policies, practices, and behaviors that defined the “status quo."
View HERC's 2019-20 Annual Report »
In 2018-19, HERC represented our members at an unprecedented number of career fairs and disciplinary conferences. We also redesigned HERCJobs.org—our jobseeker-focused website—representing member institutions' jobs to millions of diverse, talented professionals. HERC also launched several new initiatives for our members: HERConnect, an online community of practice for advancing equity in the academic workforce; as well as a search committee toolkit.
View HERC's 2018-19 Annual Report »
Inform, Challenge, Inspire
Our 2017-18 Annual Report shares a summary of our diversity outreach efforts, job seeker demographic data, and information on two new major initiatives: an online community portal to connect our members into a powerful community of practice and our new search committee videos that strengthen your search committee training efforts.
View HERC's 2017-18 Annual Report »
Advancing Diversity and Distinction in Higher Education, One Job at a Time
The 2016-17 Annual Report highlights our collaborative work to serve professionals with disabilities, reach more highly qualified individuals from underrepresented populations, and improve equality and inclusion at the institutional, professional, and student level.
View HERC's 2016-17 Annual Report »
Strategic, Purposeful, Collaborative
To forward our organizational vision and mission, the HERC Advisory Board established a 2014-2018 strategic plan. Designed to guide HERC initiatives and ensure that organizational priorities and investments support the needs of members, the strategic plan is based on four transformational themes: sustainable, distinctive, forward-thinking, and data-driven. Our 2015-16 annual report illustrates how HERC and our members, like many hands working on many pieces of a quilt, came together and proved that working together works.
View HERC's 2015-16 Annual Report »
As HERC celebrates its 15th year as a consortium, our mission continues to enrich the higher education community in fundamental ways that will be felt for decades. Successful recruitment of a diverse and talented faculty and staff is at the very core of fulfilling our academic missions to facilitate the process of discovery, the creation of knowledge, and serve society for the common good.
View HERC's 2014-15 Annual Report »