Only 34% of university faculty and staff report being engaged with their jobs (Gallup, 2016). Transform your workplace into an equitable, involved community where your colleagues (and by extension, students) can thrive. Galvanize your retention efforts by building an inclusive work environment, promoting work-life balance, and providing leadership and career ascension opportunities.
Workplace inclusion: Once you’ve hired the ideal candidate, will that person find that your institution to be a welcoming place to advance a career? Ensure that your institution is welcoming to people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, women, people with disabilities, and veterans. Learn how to address microaggressions, strengthen your colleagues’ emotional intelligence, and actively support different kinds of family structures—including dual career couples.
Work-life integration: Work-life integration is essential to retaining diverse employees, as well as differentiating your college or university from other higher education institutions. Take a creative approach to benefits ranging from childcare to flex time, telecommuting to tuition reimbursement, wellness initiatives and phased retirement.
Leadership and career ascension: Is your institution creating leadership opportunities for members of historically underrepresented or excluded communities? Explore our webinars to build paths to success that are open to all.