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Human Resources

The Roles of Human Resources

The people of Skidmore represent the College's most important asset in fulfilling our primary educational mission for our students.  Accordingly, we always seek to improve our efforts to recruit and retain faculty members, administrators, and staff members who represent excellence in their fields.  Building a diverse workforce – one that will help advance the College's goals with respect to intercultural and global understanding – is a key component to the College's view of excellence.

Strategic Partner

  • Understand the functions of the organization

  • Be present in decision making processes

  • Strategize execution of actions

  • Provide value added HR resources

  • Think independently while working collaboratively

  • Ensure capacity for implementation of campus Strategic Plan and Initiatives

  • Assist with inter & intra organizational dynamics

Change Agent

  • Help the institution work positive change

  • Build capacity for change

  • Help with renewal and transformation

  • Help individuals and organizations "cope" with change

  • Build flexibility into people, organizations and processes

  • Provide fac ilitated opportunities for leaders and employees to prepare for and make change


HR Administrative Expert

  • Confront & solve problems knowledgeablycreatively & ethically

  • Deliver competitive, financially responsible benefitpackage

  • Administer fair & equitable employment practices

  • HR Negotiate & Administer win-win labor contracts

  • Manage data/records effectively

  • Provide value added training & development opportunities

  • Administer fair, equitable & consistent totacompensation practices

Employee Advocate

  • Listen to employees' concerns, issues & ideas

  • Ensure employee voices are heard

  • Ensure employees are treated fairly & with dignity & respect

  • Be employee champion & advocate

  • Ensure resources are available to meet needs of employees

  • Coach employees to be their own advocate witleadership

  • Help employees understand strategic decisions