PeopleAdmin TalentIndex2018-10-09T09:41:59+00:00

Higher education talent management trends revealed

Nearly 200 higher education talent management experts offer their insights and predictions

The 2018 TalentIndex: Higher Education Benchmark Report from the PowerSchool Education Research Forum delivers insights into the most impactful higher education talent management trends, benchmarks and challenges, including:

  • Time-to-fill is 10 days longer for faculty positions than staff.
  • More than 50% of higher education professionals say reporting, analyzing, or using data is difficult — which limits their ability to make data-based organizational changes.
  • Faculty recruitment is the No. 1 talent management priority, though the average number of faculty applications per job posting has decreased everywhere except public universities.

These and dozens of other data points are available in the report and useful for higher education leaders who are interested in:

  • Whether other colleges and universities plan to increase staff and/or faculty levels.
  • Benchmarking institutional performance.
  • Identifying the biggest barriers to success.
“We have a centralized hiring process but we work in conjunction with the provost’s office to go through our data. We reviewed every step of the process, collecting data on how many positions we had, how many people applied and so on. This type of analytics will be very beneficial to the University of Rhode Island because we did a lot of this manually.”
Ann Marie Coleman, Assistant Vice President of HR, University of Rhode Island
“I really see my HR team using this as a point of reference to bolster employee engagement efforts, a broader focus on development and employee relations. I think this data could be highly supportive in our presentations to senior staff as it really substantiates the need for a more comprehensive talent management strategy.”
Joe Vitale , CHRO, Oberlin College
“Data has become centric to our business environment every day. Not just the kind of data that’s in this report, but lots of other data as well — turnover, retention, etc. These are key points that I know our senior leadership would be very interested in seeing and comparing to benchmark where we stand as an institution.”
Brian Usischon, Senior Associate Vice President of Human Resources Services, University of North Carolina System

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