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About New Jersey - Eastern Pennsylvania - Delaware HERC

Vision

To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Mission

The NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources.

Goals

  • Promote awareness of the NJ/Eastern PA/DE Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
  • Share successful methods and best practices for addressing recruitment and retention issues, including issues related to partner placement and diversity.
  • Develop and promote a collaborative employment website for faculty and staff positions at member institutions in NJ/Eastern PA/DE.
  • Attract the most talented and diverse candidates to our member institutions.
  • Advance the efforts of member institutions to assist dual-career couples.
  • Promote NJ/Eastern PA/DE higher education as an employment sector of choice.
  • Ensure our members remain on the cutting edge of best recruitment and retention practices.

Membership Benefits

  • Become featured on the only comprehensive higher education employment website in the NJ/Eastern PA/DE area
  • Receive unlimited access to posting faculty and staff jobs
  • Reach job seekers directly with e-mail job alerts
  • Assist dual-career couples with the website's ability to conduct dual-career searches
  • Broaden your applicant pool
  • Gain coverage in press releases, media events, and marketing and advertising efforts
  • Network with other institutions at members-only meetings
  • Exchange information on best practices in recruitment and retention, partner placement and diversity
  • Help shape the future of the NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC
Leigh Dzwik
"Being a member of HERC expresses the institutional value of collaboration with other higher education institutions and shows candidates that we are willing to reach out to the whole person as a hire, not just for the position itself."

- Leigh Settlemoir Dzwik, Assistant President for Academic Human Resources, Oakland University

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  1. A social media guide for college grads

    Recent graduates should use Twitter to follow industry thought leaders, Instagram to build a portfolio and LinkedIn to research prospective employers and networking contacts, experts say. Take care to separate your personal and professional profiles. Fast Company online (2/22)
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  2. A few tricks for alleviating common daily distractions

    Schedule your emails to go out a day or two after you've composed them to slow the pace of your inbox and free yourself up for larger projects, writes author Kabir Sehgal. You can also try cutting down on your media consumption and changing your phone's display to black and white to make it less addicting. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (2/23)
    24 Feb 2017 13:10:16 CSThttps://hbr.org/2017/02/3-ways-to-get-more-done-right-now
  3. Expand your circle to find the best career mentors

    The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (2/24)
    24 Feb 2017 13:10:16 CSThttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-business/wp/2017/02/24/career-coach-finding-role-models-where-you-need-them/
  4. Older workers could boost the US labor force

    A study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that older employees who continue working past the retirement age can help boost the country's labor force. While workers have continued in their positions for longer periods of time since the 1990s, experts say an increase in older workers could help keep the workforce larger for a longer amount of time. Bloomberg (2/21)
    24 Feb 2017 13:10:16 CSThttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-21/how-older-workers-could-help-save-america-from-workforce-peril
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