Developing and Caring for our Employees

Recognizing that the college thrives because of the hard work and dedication of its amazingly diverse workforce, we are committed to ensuring that every employee feels supported in their day-to-day work, valued for their unique contributions and engaged in championing Agnes Scott's mission and values.

This year, one of our major initiatives was to restructure the Office Human Resources into the People & Culture Team. The new department reports to the Division of Equity and Inclusion, strengthening the role of employees as institutional history- and culture-makers and ensuring that members of the department have the knowledge, skills and competencies to support our diverse constituents.

This restructuring positions Agnes Scott to:

  • Reinvent human resources to support the needs of employees to take on the challenge of renewal at the #1 innovative institution in the nation, align talent management with institutional strategy and foster a culture of community and high performance.
  • Form strategic partnerships with departments and divisions to hire, develop, promote, reward and support a workforce prepared to meet higher education’s evolving challenges.
  • Conduct regular workforce analyses broken down by race/ethnicity and position held in each department, in accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order 11246.
  • Partner with departments to identify, attract, and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the recruiting areas.
  • Examine hiring practices and placement boards or venues used to post jobs to identify and remove barriers to equal opportunity.
  • Implement and widely train the campus on the college’s non-discrimination policy to encourage reporting on issues of discrimination.
  • Support search committees through training and assessments of the search process.
  • Review and improve human resources processes to ensure that the college’s practices align with its mission and with its commitment to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Partner with Staff Council to develop a plan for a positive, inclusive work environment for all employees.
  • Continue to analyze pay equity for racial and gender parity. All Agnes Scott employees are now paid the living wage target established by the college’s Board of Trustees. A statement reflecting our commitment to a living wage is now included in all requests for proposals for outsourced services.

 

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