The [Urgent] Need For HR Transformation
August 09, 2022
Matt Alex, Hector H. Lopez, & Joe Abraham
Why this transformation is so important and urgent:
- The great resignation is taking its toll on all industries, but higher ed’s talent pool is not as deep as most. We’re not in the tech or sports entertainment lanes - where there is an abundance of talent pouring in. Every person we lose to another industry is an exponential loss.
- No matter how good a school’s technology strategy, enrollment strategy, brand, or location is, if we can’t keep good people happy - especially those with deep institutional knowledge - continuity and sustainability are at risk.
- People spend a majority of their waking hours at work. If they can’t find fulfillment, appropriate reward, and opportunity in that work, they deserve better. So it’s just a matter of whether your school will get (or keep) the best people in this next 3-8 year battle for talent, or if you’ll be left with the ones who just care enough to show up and punch a clock.