The State of HR Effectiveness: Higher Education Survey investigates how HR delivers value and contributes to institutional success and the components that distinguish HR functions at leading academic institutions. The findings not only shed light on the specific programs and practices that drive the success of institutions, they also uncover how these companies are wrestling with leadership challenges amid the current economic and academic environment.
More than 80 higher learning institutions nationwide completed the survey. In addition, through supplemental in-depth interviews, Aon Hewitt captured and documented innovative practices at select institutions with uniquely developed HR practices. This combination of quantitative survey data and qualitative interviews helped shape a better understanding of the complex issues surrounding HR effectiveness in higher education and enabled us to identify current strengths and opportunities for improvement in key HR areas of focus for the future.