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Elizabeth Zacharias, University HR Vice President
September 21, 2015 | Posted In: Engage
The search committee to hire a new Vice President for Human Resources at Stanford announced Elizabeth Zacharias will join the university in mid-October.
Close up of pencil and yellow lined paper with three boxes: yes, no and maybe
August 31, 2015 | Posted In: Engage
A post-implementation survey was conducted in late spring quarter to gather feedback from staff members about their experience with the Staff Careers & Job Classification Program. Close to 9,000 staff were asked their opinions, with questions that focused on awareness and understanding of the...
Happy family of husband and wife with young daughter and son joining hands
August 26, 2015 | Posted In: WorkLife
BeWell interviewed Mona Hartmann, Stanford WorkLife Office's child and family coordinator, to gain her perspective on ways to improve family life even as we all juggle work and life’s many other responsibilities and demands. See the "Quality Time" article on the BeWell website.
Blackboard with words "Life" and arrows pointing to words Family, Health, Value, Career and Mindset.
August 13, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, WorkLife
BeWell interviewed Phyllis Stewart Pires, the Senior Director of WorkLife Strategy, about what challenges employees face to integrate work and life priorities, and the services provided to help. See the "Solving the work-life puzzle" article on the BeWell website.
Staff at Managers Academy course.
June 22, 2015 | Posted In: Learning at Stanford, Manager Toolkit
Summer months can be just as rich with professional development options as the academic year if you’re looking for new learning opportunities. For benefits-eligible full time staff, the Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP)provides up to $800 per fiscal year (prorated for benefits-eligible part-...
The Formative team: founders Mersina Simanski and Tyler Haydell, their two colleagues and three faculty advisors.
June 15, 2015 | Posted In: Engage, Health, WorkLife
When Stanford students Mersina Simanski, ’15, and Tyler Haydell, ’15, decided to create a mobile app to help caregivers in their fall semester mobile health class, they had no idea how it would turn out. Several months later, after collaborating with School of Medicine faculty and Palo Alto VA...
Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge banner
June 12, 2015 | Posted In: Engage, Health
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge announced the winners of the second annual global competition aimed at encouraging students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. Held in partnership with the California College of the Arts, this year’s challenge...
Historic Stanford building at The Knoll.
June 11, 2015 | Posted In: Engage, Retirement
Since its founding in 1976, the Stanford Historical Society has forged its mission to document, study, publish and preserve the rich history of the university. The group is self-sustaining and relies heavily on the many volunteers—primarily retirees—to voluntarily staff programs and donate to the...
Welcome Center staff assists new hires during orientation
June 3, 2015 | Posted In: Manager Toolkit
Stanford's redesigned orientation is a daylong program created to welcome new employees to the university on their first day at work. Departments across the university, including human resources, information technology services and parking and transportation, work together to ensure that new hires...
Female nurse in blue scrubs serving breakfast to woman resting on sofa.
May 24, 2015 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, WorkLife
Benefits-eligible staff are now able to find emergency and back-up child and elder care through the Back-Up Care Advantage Program provided by one of the WorkLife Office’s partners, Bright Horizons. If your regularly scheduled dependent care provider is unavailable, Bright Horizons can  help you...