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September 28, 2022 | 08:56 am

Recommendations on onboarding new employees

A major event that occurred in our office recently was the onboarding of new colleagues – 2 full-time staff and 13 student workers – within 2 weeks. The process was…complicated,…

Professional success
May 19, 2022 | 03:00 pm

Take ‘Advantage’ of the University’s Credit Union

Serving the University since 1985, Advantage Federal Credit Union (AFCU) has seven full-service branches across the Rochester area, with one branch conveniently located inside the University of Rochester Medical Center,…

Professional success
May 19, 2022 | 02:59 pm

How-to leave a job on good terms

Employee turnover in the higher education industry is not a new concept. As I approach my last few weeks at the University of Rochester before moving on with my career…

Professional success
March 1, 2022 | 12:42 pm

Why we support the United Way

In support of the University’s 2022 United Way Campaign, we asked staff from across the University of Rochester why they give. Their answers are touching, inspiring, and remind us why…

Professional success
February 25, 2022 | 03:58 pm

Meet the new survey tool: Qualtrics

Like many other departments across the University of Rochester, my office uses surveys to collect feedback from students, faculty, staff, and other populations. When I first started developing assessment initiatives…

Professional success
January 26, 2022 | 04:36 pm

Become a Microsoft Word power user

Are You Using Microsoft Word to its Fullest Capability? Microsoft Word might be one of the most common tools used within the workplace and a word-processing program you probably use…

Professional success
December 13, 2021 | 03:43 pm

Tips to conquer your Outlook calendar

Like many employees, my Outlook calendar keeps me on track for where I should be and when. However, until recently, I realized I wasn’t using my calendar to its fullest…

topics: Productivity,
Professional success
October 25, 2021 | 06:26 pm

The art of the ‘Thank You’ note

You may know it’s proper etiquette to send a “thank you” note after an interview, but did you know there are far more common situations that call for a simple…

topics: Communication,
Professional success
August 10, 2021 | 03:09 pm

Five tips for returning to the office

As the fall semester quickly approaches, many of us will be returning to campus. Here are a few tips that can help you make a smooth transition back to the…

Professional success
August 10, 2021 | 03:06 pm

How-to build a better survey

Are leading words causing you biased survey results? Many departments use surveys to collect information about peoples’ opinions and experiences; however, if a survey isn’t designed correctly and uses improper…

topics: Communication,
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