Category: HR Focus

Resources to support AI faculty hiring efforts now available

The first wave of searches for new faculty who will help propel UF’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiative are already underway. UF’s AI Jobs website currently lists more than 25 faculty AI job postings that span a diversity of fields ranging from unexpected areas like African American studies, ethics and hospitality to the more traditional fields of engineering and […]

One conversation can provide support

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If you lead a team or department, you already know that having regular conversations with individuals in your area can help foster success. But especially during turbulent times, regular check-ins can also provide opportunities to watch for changes that could indicate someone may be in need of additional support. “If an employee seems disengaged, or […]

Looking ahead to spring while reflecting on a challenging fall semester

Throughout the fall semester, universities nationwide have struggled to meet the needs of their students while working to protect the health and wellbeing of their communities. Many faculty and staff in higher education throughout the country have expressed their frustrations through open letters and protests. Graduate student employees have also expressed frustration. At the University […]

Hiring pause lifted for faculty, postdoc and grad assistants


On Nov. 24, Provost Joe Glover announced that hiring pause exception requests for faculty, postdoc and graduate assistant searches are no longer required. The hiring pause remains in effect for staff vacancies, with a few exceptions. Learn More

UF Engaged implementation team receives HR Excellence Award

The team responsible for the implementation of UF Engaged recently won a Southern Region HR Excellence Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The awards recognize the efforts of individuals, teams and institutions who are transforming HR at their institutions and influencing the profession on a broader scale. The team won […]

UF leaders shared vision, answered questions during Tuesday’s town hall

Several UF leaders and some of UF Health’s foremost experts on epidemiology and infectious diseases came together to answer questions about the university’s plans for moving forward together this fall in a town hall held on Tuesday. Faculty and staff were provided the opportunity to ask questions prior to and during the event hosted by […]

TalentShare: A win-win for departments seeking help and employees in need of work

When university travel, meetings and events suddenly became limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delainie McNeil found herself running out of things to do for work each day. “I was apprehensive of informing my supervisor that I had few job duties while working remotely,” said McNeil. “Ultimately, I was compelled to be honest with him […]

UF faculty and staff rise to the challenge of working through COVID-19

Faculty and staff have worked at record speed in recent weeks to adapt to changes brought on by the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the United States and throughout the world. This week, university leaders were asked to begin allowing employees to work from home and are encouraged to be innovative and adaptable to accommodate this wherever possible.

New system and policy provide standardization and improved tracking of UF volunteers

In an effort to provide more sustainable tracking of UF volunteer service as well as an enterprise-wide method of identifying UF volunteers, a new UF volunteer tracking system will be introduced on March 5.

UF welcomes new Talent Acquisition and Onboarding director Audrey Gainey

UFHR is pleased to welcome Audrey Gainey as its new director of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding. Gainey will oversee UF’s Strategic Talent Group, which aims to identify, attract and engage potential and current faculty and staff and serves as a consulting group to departments throughout the university. Gainey brings more than 24 years of experience […]

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