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Historic Stanford building at The Knoll.
June 11, 2015 | Posted In: Connect, 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: Manage & Lead
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...
Performance written on blackboard with measuring ruler
May 24, 2015 | Posted In: Learn & Grow, Manage & Lead
Year-end reviews, annual performance appraisals, annual review year…it doesn’t matter what you call them, they generally stress people out. What if you could prepare for and have a constructive year-end conversation that includes feedback, coaching, and recognition? All employees -- managers and...
Male staffer brainstorming
May 22, 2015 | Posted In: Learn & Grow, Manage & Lead
When working with others to produce stellar results, whether it’s a project team, your departmental co-workers, or a cross-discipline committee, collaboration quickly becomes a key skill. When considering team effectiveness, it can be useful to evaluate results, process, and relationships as three...