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About HERC

HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives.

What HERC Offers Jobseekers

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. This means you have access to excellent faculty, research, staff and executive positions at employers around the country. If you’re part of a dual-career couple HERC has tools to help you and your partner find jobs within a commutable distance.

What HERC Offers Member Institutions

Is your campus hiring the most outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, and executives? Do you have a successful strategy for assisting dual-career couples? Interested in pooling resources to increase your campus' effectiveness in these areas?

Find out how HERC member institutions work together to strategically address these recruitment priorities. HERC has developed leading regional & national higher education jobs websites, diverse job seeker pools & a network of colleagues at nearby campuses who collaborate on dual-career hiring issues and convene regularly for professional development opportunities. Members also receive special pricing from numerous higher education vendors, often saving more than the cost of membership.

Learn how HERC membership can help your institution

What HERC Offers Corporate & Non-Profit Partners

HERC offers partners the opportunity to present business solutions and information about their organizations to higher education human resources, chief academic officer, and diversity leaders – the individuals responsible for purchasing decisions at their institutions.

Learn how partnering with HERC can help your organization

Melissa Brown
“HERC is an essential part of Harvard’s diversity recruitment strategy and commitment to helping dual-career couples. As a result of HERC we’ve recruited several outstanding new faculty and staff members and saved thousands through HERC member discounts.”

- Melissa Brown, Director of the Center for Workplace Development, Harvard University

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    Professionals should seek mentors beyond their companies, and even their industries, writes Dorie Clark. Create a "mentor board of directors" that includes people of different backgrounds and experience levels, she writes. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (1/19)
    23 Jan 2017 12:51:43 CSThttps://hbr.org/2017/01/your-career-needs-many-mentors-not-just-one
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    23 Jan 2017 12:51:43 CSThttps://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/01/23/using-self-assessment-tools-help-you-determine-best-career-yourself-essay
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    23 Jan 2017 12:51:43 CSThttp://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/01/20/how-to-brand-yourself-for-a-career-change/
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    Repealing the Affordable Care Act could affect people who get their health insurance through their employers in addition to those who buy individual plans. The ACA put in place several protections, including a provision that limits waiting periods to 90 days for new employees. The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (1/19)
    23 Jan 2017 12:51:43 CSThttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/article127415379.html
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