One of the pillars of a successful institution is a strong workforce. From librarians to IT professionals, these workers are essential to maintaining a well-run campus. However, as current employees and prospective talent demand more from their employers, higher ed is seeing more open positions and fewer applications at an alarming rate.
According to a recent Chronicle survey of 720 higher-ed employees, 77% of respondents stated there was less appeal in working in the sector than just one year prior. Job seekers are becoming less interested in an institution's mission, and more focused on collecting higher wages and being allowed more flexibility in the way they work. On top of this shift in job-seeker focus, those currently filling positions are experiencing low morale stemming from distrust in their institutions.
Our latest Research Brief, “The Staffing Crisis in Higher Ed,” takes a deep dive into these hiring challenges and how institutions are changing their focus to retain and attract essential employees. Download the Research Brief today to discover key trends in the following key areas:
- The current challenges in hiring
- Creating more work flexibility
- The adoption of new staffing practices