Southern California HERC
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.
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New HERC Member
We would like to welcome the newest SoCal HERC member: Whittier College. We are so excited to collaborate with this great institution and continue growing SoCal HERC to be the best one-stop resource for higher education careers!
Did you know?In September, 2015 HERC conducted its first jobseeker survey to learn more about our registered jobseekers, how to improve their website experience, and their most requested tools and resources for career success. Data collected showed that HERC is well-regarded among its registered jobseekers with 87% of the survey respondents answering that they would recommend HERC to colleagues and friends. Furthermore, 80% of the surveyed jobseekers think HERC is as good or better than other higher education job boards (45% think HERC is better). Overall, the data was overwhelmingly positive and we hope to continue being a great resource for both jobseekers and employers alike!
- SoCal HERC/CUPA-HR joint meeting overview
Thank you to all our sponsors, panelists, and attendees for making this past meeting so successful! We had a total of 80 plus attendees who had the opportunity to engage in a great program specifically geared towards providing resources for recruitment, outreach, and compliance. We also want to thank the University of Redlands for hosting us! Hope you all had a great time!
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Unlike house parties, it's best to arrive at networking events early so you can start meeting new people, Andrew Medal writes. Use positive self-talk to keep your confidence high, and only give out your business card when you're satisfied you've made a quality connection. Entrepreneur online (1/17)20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttps://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287791
Doing what you feel like you "should" do will often lead to a less fulfilling and even less successful career than if you follow your heart instead, writes Andy Molinsky. Even if you have to do certain tasks you don't enjoy, they can be valuable as long as they support your overall goals, Molinsky writes. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (1/18)20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttps://hbr.org/2017/01/free-yourself-from-what-you-should-be-doing
San Francisco Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (1/19)20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttp://blog.sfgate.com/gettowork/2017/01/19/5-ways-to-handle-an-unexpected-career-change/
Faculty tenure plays "a special role" at colleges and universities, but it would face less opposition if it truly weeded out low-performing professors, University of Chicago professor Brian Leiter argues in this commentary. The job security and academic freedom provided by tenure are needed, but reform also is necessary, he writes. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (1/17)20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttp://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Ethics-Rethinking/238888
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