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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. 

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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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  1. These interview questions have hidden meanings

    When hiring managers ask you about a time when you failed at something, what they really want to know is how honest and self-aware you are, writes Rich Bellis. Also, when you're asked about what attracted you to an opportunity, interviewers actually want to make sure you understand the job and that you're motivated to do it. Fast Company online (9/19)
    20 Sep 2017 12:51:11 CDT
  2. Positive qualities will help you gain influence with others

    The old methods of gaining influence and power over others by force, through deception or by showing disregard, are no longer effective, writes Marcel Schwantes. If you want to be more influential to your colleagues, showcase your kindness, enthusiasm and openness to new ideas, Schwantes writes. Inc. online (9/19)
    20 Sep 2017 12:51:11 CDT
  3. What women really want in the workplace

    Research suggests that women in leadership roles may not feel quite as good about their workplaces as men do, which could affect retention. Women report being more likely to stay with a company for the long term if they are treated as full team members, no matter what their position is. Fortune (9/15)
    20 Sep 2017 12:51:11 CDT
  4. Course growth leads U. of Ga. to hire new faculty

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content) (9/19)
    20 Sep 2017 12:51:11 CDT
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