About Greater Washington State HERC
ABOUT THE GWS HERC
Resources for Jobseekers and Employers
The Greater Washington State HERC is a collaborative response of our member organizations to the challenges of recruiting and retaining talented and diverse faculty and staff. GWS HERC was launched in October 2013 by the University of Washington, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Our distinguished members are colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and research institutes located in the region. As of 2013, select corporations are eligible to join as associate members.
How It Works and Fees
- Organizations pay an annual membership fee to join GWS HERC. Once an organization joins, all of its employees are eligible to post jobs, as well as attend training sessions, conferences, networking events and webinars for free.
- There are no fees to jobseekers.
What We Do
GWS HERC offers resources to employers seeking talented and diverse employees and to jobseekers looking for work.
- Job board with faculty, staff, and executive jobs regionally and from across the country in all functional areas from accountant through zoology professor
- Dual career search function -- combine a search with a partner
- Email alerts for jobs that meet your needs
- Free training: Webinars and other career-help from experts. View our library of webinars including cover letter writing, networking, the job talk, and converting resumes to CVs and CVs to resumes.
- Learn more about the arts and culture of the region
- Extensive relocation resources
- Resume database for employers to search
Be affiliated with the most distinguished organizations in the area.
Post an unlimited number of positions at no extra cost.
- Reach highly talented and diverse jobseekers
- Share successful methods and best practices for addressing recruitment and retention issues including issues related to partner placement and diversity
- Meet and network with representatives of GWS HERC member organizations
- Use website thumbnails to highlight your institution (no added fee)
- Attend training conferences and webinars on topics that have included “Best Practices in Diversity Recruiting,” “Developing Faculty and Staff Mentoring Programs” and “Employing Veterans.” Programs are free to employees at member organizations. Many programs include HRCI credits
- Use HERC for your dual career initiatives -- include information about HERC in recruitment packets and use the GWS HERC network to help find positions for accompanying partners
- We can be where you are not: we attend special job fairs for veterans and other groups representing all of our members
Employers: For information about joining GWS HERC, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow HERC Regionally
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- Searching for a job during the summer has both pros and cons, including less competition, but a slower hiring process as managers at organizations take vacations, writes career expert Caroline Ceniza-Levine. To speed things up, candidates should seek new networking contacts and give prospective employers deadlines or let them know when you have other offers, Ceniza-Levine suggests in this commentary. Forbes (7/15)16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2018/07/15/seven-reasons-why-summer-is-good-and-bad-for-your-job-search/
- Academics seeking a faculty job should determine an endpoint to their search and consider other careers, writes Derek Attig, director of career development at the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this commentary, he suggests several factors to consider, including finances and career priorities. Inside Higher Ed (7/16)16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttp://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/07/16/how-determine-how-long-continue-faculty-job-search-opinion
- Fast Company online (7/15)16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttps://www.fastcompany.com/90201520/the-mistake-that-almost-got-me-fired-but-transformed-my-career
- The House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill that would postpone a tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans until 2022 and suspend employer-mandate penalties incurred from 2015 through 2019. The panel also advanced legislation that would permit anyone to buy a catastrophic plan and allow consumers to use the Affordable Care Act's tax credits for plans bought outside of ACA exchanges. The Hill (7/12)16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttp://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/396770-house-panel-passes-bill-that-would-repeal-obamacares-employer-mandate
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