Category Archives: Human Resources

Host an Upcoming Coffee Break!

We still have a few spots left for departments who are interested in hosting a Coffee Break at the University. We have the months of January through April open. Coffee Breaks began in September 2011 to continue the camaraderie and sense of community that we enjoy at the ice cream [...]

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Fall Academy Registration is Open

Sign up for Fall Academy sessions at: http://go.wlu.edu/FallAcademy.
Fall Academy begins Monday, August 25 and runs through Friday, September 5.
1. If you aren’t able to log in and see the registration screen, try putting AD\ in front of your username (AD\doej)
2. You can come back at any point and sign up [...]

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Attention New Faculty

Reminder to new full-time faculty …
All new full-time faculty are asked to stop by the HR Office upon arrival in Lexington to confirm all employment and benefits paperwork has been completed and, if necessary, to show original forms of identification and work authorization.  During your visit we will also review [...]

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Schedule of Upcoming Visits by TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Financial Consultants

If you’d like to meet with the TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Financial Consultants when they visit W&L, their schedules and contact information are below. For those nearing retirement, the counselors can explain the options available for drawing money when you retire and can help with related paperwork. For new employees, the [...]

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Senior Care August Tip: Positive Mental Attitude

Approaching situations with a positive mental attitude often produces a better result. When I was a surly pre-teen, my dad used to tell me “have a positive mental attitude- PMA!” At the time it drove me crazy- especially when Dad called “PMA Jennifer!” as I ran onto the soccer field. [...]

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Are Kids Overscheduled?

Back to school time always gets us thinking about all the “stuff” kids get involved with after school – and the classic question of “How much is too much” pops right up. Below, two Care.com staff members share their opinions.
Laureen Says: Less Planning, More Imagination
Piano lessons, gymnastics, karate, math clubs [...]

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Don’t let food labels fool you

Food labels can be very confusing and tricky to understand. Often we don’t have the time to spend trying to work out what they mean and how to use them. A two-year study by the Food Advisory Committee found that consumers were being misled by “meaningless descriptions” on food labels.
Here are [...]

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Hiring Part-time/Temporary Employees

The Human Resources Office would like to remind you what you should do before making any offer of employment including an offer of employment to temporary and/or part time employees. If you are considering hiring a temporary/part-time employee in your department, please contact Jodi Williams at x8318 or jwilliams@wlu.edu for [...]

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Pebble Problems?

We hope that with the help of the pebble you reach your wellness goals this wellness year. If you are new to the pebble or have questions, click here for a detailed pebble FAQ that may help you.
If you are in need of system troubleshooting, please contact the beBetter HelpDesk [...]

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7 Secrets for Finding After-School Sitters

While you probably feel like you just hung up those backpacks, the truth is that July is the best time to line up your after-school care. Why? Because the influx of people looking will hit in August, so beat them to the punch! Find – and secure – the best [...]

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