Category 4: Valuing People
4P3 ~ Finding & Keeping Valuable Employees
Our recruitment process for employees ensures the successful selection and retention of qualified employees. Contractual language requires that certain positions in faculty union and staff and support unions be filled by the most senior, qualified internal employee. Sixty percent of all faculty positions must be filled by internal applicants. All positions are posted on our internal and external websites as well as posting boards at all four campuses. Where deemed necessary, local and national advertisements are used. For administrative positions, we often advertise locally and nationally. Some publications and websites used include: Milwaukeejobs.com, Jobing.com, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Diversity, Inc., Higheredjobs.com, Minority Nurse, CareerBuilder.com, Hispanic Outlook, The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, The Chicago Tribune, Society of Broadcast Eng., Monster.com, and Craig’s List.
For the 40 percent external or “out” positions for faculty, joint hiring committees are required, comprising of an equal number of administrators and faculty members. For administrative positions that will supervise union members, these joint hiring committees are also required. The committees must recommend at least three candidates to be interviewed by the supervisor of the position to be filled. The final decision will be made by the supervisor. Relocation expenses are provided to faculty members from outside the state and for all administrators.
MATC has a variety of programs geared towards upward mobility, employee retention, and employee satisfaction. The WLDI program recognizes, rewards, and prepares potential leaders in the college (see 5P9). Annually, a committee of senior administrators identifies employees with high potential for this program. Our current interim president, former vice-president of Student Services, and two of the four current divisional deans were participants in this program.
A valuable retention tool comes through the tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs available to employees at all levels of the organization. These programs are aimed to improve job knowledge, job skills, professional skills, and increase upward mobility possibilities at MATC. Employee groups have various benefits such as: tuition reimbursement, tuition advance, tuition waiver, and remuneration incentives for taking courses for professional and career development.