Washington University Human Resources Newsletter
Washington University Human Resources focuses on helping you thrive both personally and professionally. Take advantage of these resources aimed at creating a valuable, engaging employee experience – an experience that emphasizes your overall well-being.
Strengthening employee and manager development
Expanded Career Development Resources
Career development builds potential for change, discovery, and innovation, and prepares you for work that matters—to you, Washington University, and the world we share. An expanded menu of career planning resources, including a new career development website is now available to university employees.
Resources include self-administered skill, interest and personality inventories, revised Washington University Competencies for Success, a new Individual Development Plan document, and an online appointment scheduler to meet with HR career development specialists. A career information tool for navigating job families and titles will be available in August 2017. Explore the website for more resources and tools.
This important initiative is in response to clear and growing feedback from staff for greater support in career and professional development. Your ongoing feedback will help us sharpen our focus on employee career development and continue to shape resources offered.
Visit the career development website, a one-stop-shop for employee career planning.
Successful leaders foster a positive work environment, help employees grow and develop their careers and inspire employees to make meaningful contributions to the university.
The new program aims to build effective leaders across the university. This program is in conjunction with University College. Human Resources staff and University College graduate faculty will teach the courses. The program includes three development paths – from fundamental skill building to an advanced leadership focus. Newly hired or promoted managers can start with management fundamentals and continue the program throughout their career to deepen their leadership impact and continue to strengthen their skills. View course topics and details.
Skilled managers are more successful at creating a healthy workplace includes where employees feel valued, supported and engaged. The program helps leadership build a capacity to provide purpose and direction to both the team and organization, positively engage and influence others and model leadership excellence.
WashU Employee Night at the Ballpark,
Next Steps for the Retirement Savings Plan
View TIAA "Insights and Guidance" online for articles, tools, calculators, videos and information to help you prepare for retirement. TIAA also offers in-person, one-on-one consultations with advisors. Learn more.
Diversity and Inclusion, working together to build an inclusive university community
Diversity training registration through Learn@Work, beginning Aug. 1
Members of the university community can participate in four levels of diversity and inclusion training, including awareness, understanding, commitment and action. As of August 1, you can register through the Learn@Work platform. This makes registration and tracking progress more accessible and user-friendly. To register, use your WUSTL Key to log in to Learn@Work at learnatwork.wustl.edu and type “diversity” into the search bar. Select one of the diversity training sessions available and register.
Work-Life Solutions webinar, Aug. 4 and 17
Developing Will Power and Self-Control for Behavior Change
School of Medicine Employee Picnic
The Washington University School of Medicine Employee Appreciation Picnic is sponsored by the Dean’s Office and Management Council to show appreciation for employee dedication and efforts throughout the year. The picnic features games, food, music, and a time to socialize with other employees of the Washington University School of Medicine. Look for more details closer to the event.
Washington University United Way Campaign
Your path to wellness, resources to reduce stress
Make Time to Focus on Yourself for 28 days and see what a difference it can make in your life.
Resources to Reduce Stress - Brown Bag sessions, Aug. 4 and 15
WebMD Stress Specialist Health Coaching Program
WebMD Coaches can help you cope and manage stress. Attend the introductory webinar on August 24 from noon to 12:30 p.m. View details and register.