We provide a positive Human Resources service experience for applicants, employees, and retirees and collaborate with departments to recruit, develop, support, and retain diverse and talented employees who are the key to Virginia Tech’s reputation and success.
Deliver Human Resources programs and services with such quality and expertise that our community gains a competitive advantage from our collaborative efforts to make Virginia Tech a great place to work.
We will model the way for a respectful and innovative work environment by being faithful to our values of engagement, collaboration, integrity, service excellence, and inclusiveness.
Employees in the Virginia Tech Department of Human Resources will play a leadership role in creating a great place to work— in our own office and with our employee community.
Goals and Objectives
Put recruitment model in place to support AP and staff recruitment
Consult with search committees, hiring managers, HR partners, and central HR to serve as a resource in ensuring equity in the hiring process
Continue to promote Virginia Tech as a great place to work and a great place to live
Document and broadly communicate available recruiting services and hiring options to support faculty and staff hiring
Identify and recommend opportunities for improving the overall total rewards package for our employees
Collaborate with relevant departments to provide education and training on issues related to equity, compliance, inclusion, and diversity
Identify institutional barriers to compliance for EO/AA requirements and collaborate and consult for removing those barriers
Provide oversight for the elimination of physical barriers that deny access to individuals with disabilities
Support institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives through data for decision making, compliance oversight, policy updates, and strategic collaboration and support about programming and direction
Identify and recommend a Learning Management System purchase to support compliance and professional development training tracking
Provide leadership, coordination, and oversight to ensure the university understands its compliance responsibilities as it relates to all areas of equal opportunity and affirmative action
Build community through employee resource groups by exploring groups for veterans and young professionals
Deepen and strengthen consultative relationship with senior leaders and HR partners to support change initiatives
Institutionalize climate data as a standard metric to gauge progress over time
Provide additional avenues for alternative dispute resolution to ensure equitable approaches for all employees to resolve workplace conflict
Implement new supervisory development program designed for newly promoted supervisors or new Virginia Tech supervisors
Implement a Train the Trainer certification program to expand professional development expertise at Virginia Tech
Introduce training tracks for professional development at various employee levels
Identify opportunities to develop online and distributed learning resources, especially for the Diversity Development Institute
Create promotional and career enhancement opportunities through developing policies for department and university-only postings, non-competitive promotional actions, and search exemptions for staff.
Develop a comprehensive communications plan to market professional development opportunities
Systematically review the performance evaluation process for administrative and professional faculty and staff
Review and develop a new leadership competency model
Assess the ongoing need for more dependent care options (child, parent, domestic partner)
Complete and analyze health and welfare longitudinal data on Virginia Tech employee population and develop programs in line with analytical findings
Establish comprehensive and well-rounded family leave policies to include all generations
Support the development of a Well-Being University Initiative to serve both employees and students
Provide opportunities and resources for wellness professionals to complete wellness coaching certification programs in order to offer individual and group coaching to employees
Formalize HR toolkit of support services for global HR initiatives
Define and communicate HR service model for administrative and professional faculty
Assess off campus needs for programming related to HR issues
Consult with appropriate areas to develop a system in support of case management and reporting
Implement a competitive bid process for a talent management system to insure talent management, position descriptions, and on-boarding meets institutional needs
Develop a systematic approach to leverage technology, streamline HR processes, and eliminate paper using innovative technologies
Expand self-service directly related to benefits