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Southern California 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.

Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance.   We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career search technology. 

Regional and Member News

  • SAVE THE DATE: SoCal HERC/CUPA-HR joint meeting on June 10th!
    We're excited to partner with CUPA for this meeting and bring a collaborative benefit to our members. Program development is underway and more information will be available soon.

  • New HERC Members
    We would like to welcome the newest SoCal HERC members: Copper Mountain Community College, the San Diego Community College District, and California State University, Fullerton. We are so excited to collaborate with these great institutions and continue growing SoCal HERC to be the best one-stop resource for higher education careers!

  • Renewal Season 2016-2017 is here!

    The 2016-2017 renewal season is here! There is no change to the membership fees with the same great benefits of HERC membership. We are in the process of gathering our regional data, job seeker demographics, job posting statistics, and creating our member ROI. We look forward to another great year with our member institutions and promoting diverse and collaborative work efforts!
  • Did you know?
    The HERC Web Site is now mobile-friendly! We have a customized mobile version catering to the high-tech demands of today’s world where jobseekers can easily search for jobs on their devices. We’ve seen a 481.6% increase of mobile views since 2009—which is over 46,000 just last year—and continues to grow every year! Go check it out today.


  • 2015 Diversity Panel and Member Meeting
    Thank you to all our meeting sponsors, panelists, and attendees for making this past meeting so successful! We had a great program specifically geared towards providing resources for diveristy, outreach, and compliance and had an amazing location to boot thanks to UC San Diego! See you again next year!

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  1. Beating workplace stress during off hours

    The vast majority of top job performers are able to control their emotions, according to TalentSmart data, and often use outside activities to minimize stress. Having a consistent schedule, trying new things and preparing for the upcoming week are all good ways to create work-life balance, writes Travis Bradberry. Forbes (9/29)
    30 Sep 2016 12:05:14 CDT
  2. Why graduate students should focus on work

    Graduate students should stop worrying about whether they'll land a tenure-track faculty job and focus on "doing good work" by immersing themselves in their chosen projects, writes Shanta Robinson, a rising assistant professor at the University of Chicago. It's also vital to maintain a good relationship with an adviser who will be writing recommendations needed for a job search, she notes. (9/29)
    30 Sep 2016 12:05:14 CDT
  3. How to answer 2 key job interview questions

    Fortune (9/29)
    30 Sep 2016 12:05:14 CDT
  4. Survey: Americans want advice on financial matters

    A survey by TIAA found that 71% of Americans want financial advice and 75% would look favorably upon taking a job from an employer who offers guidance on financial matters to them at no cost. They believe getting financial advice should start early in their lives, with 59% saying the first meeting with a financial professional should take place before the age of 35. (9/29)
    30 Sep 2016 12:05:14 CDT
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