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Warm Labor Day Wishes from Hyatt-Fennell

Labor Day was first observed in Oregon in 1887. Much has changed in the workplace since then, but the value of hard- work has not. The grit and work -ethic of Americans continues to be among the defining characteristics of the United States, the land of opportunity. The working class is a national treasure and it is profound that we set aside a day to honor and celebrate them. We here at Hyatt-Fennell want to wish each of you a meaningful day of rest as you reflect on the gift that meaningful work is in your life.

Search Committees: What an Inside Perspective Can Teach You

As a candidate, the inner workings of a search committee can seem opaque and inscrutable. By having insight into the inner machinations of the process, you can more successfully navigate it. Allison Vaillancourt pulls back the curtain to reveal what candidates should know. One incredibly important tip: “Search committees want you to at least pretend this process is a not a hassle. Because we want to ensure that you are successful here, we have scheduled you to meet with a wide range of people who want to weigh in on your candidacy. That means: meeting after meeting, presentation after presentation. In addition to showing you around, we are testing your stamina and ability to remain polite af

Flexible Work Arrangements: Should You Ask in An Interview?

Flexible work -arrangements are on the rise. An increasing number of employees work remotely, have flexible schedules, or compressed work weeks. Millennials, in particular, value work-life balance. If you’re interviewing for a position, is it wise to inquire about flexible options? Will it reduce your chances of being considered for the position? Two key questions to ask yourself before you ask them: 1. How important is it to them? Are they a company that values predictability and face-time? Is a centralized team integral to smooth operations? More traditional companies will be slower to change, while start-ups will be much more likely to have flexible options from the outset. 2. How importa

Need to Hire in Marketing? Here Are Questions You Should be Asking.

Eric Siu, from Entrepreneur, outlines a thorough—and thoroughly good—list of questions you should be asking any marketing candidate, from the fact-based (“What has been your most successful campaign in the past?”) to the situational (“One of your employees has just accidentally posted a personal tweet to the company’s account. How will you handle her?”), to the behavioral (“Share with me a past situation where you had to work with colleagues or team members who were very different from you.”). Read the entire list here.

Are You a Micromanager?

The best bosses seek to empower their employees to do their jobs well, giving them room to grow and succeed. Giving your employees respect and autonomy will make them your allies, not your enemies. Conversely, one of the quickest ways to make a work environment stifling is to micromanage. NPR recently highlighted the dangers of micromanagement: “Steve Motenko, an executive coach in Seattle, hears stories like this all the time. Micromanagement can kill motivation, employee creativity, and job satisfaction, and yet it remains the biggest beef workers have about their bosses. ‘We need employees who will do more than do what they're told — employees who will think for themselves, who will be cr

Expert Advice: How Becoming an Expert in Your Field Can Benefit You

It can be hard to make time for long-term career growth. One way that you can bring enrichment to your current career and pave the way for future advancement is by making yourself available as an expert in your field. You can advance yourself in your industry by joining trade associations, volunteering to speak on a panel, or publishing a guest-post on an industry blog. These tactics can benefit you in three ways: 1. Expands your network. New opportunities afford us new connections outside of our normal circles. That’s a key way to develop and diversify your existing network. That can open untold doors in the future. 2. Establishes your credibility. People will begin to understand yo

What Are College Presidents Looking forward to This Academic Year?

The new academic year is quickly upon us. While students have yet to descend on campus, administration is busy at work preparing for their arrival. As we anticipate the 2017–18 school year, we asked college presidents what they are most looking forward to in the new year. Jake Schrum, President of Emory & Henry College in Virginia is entering a public phase of an $80 million campaign that is aimed to strengthen student, faculty, and facilities at the school. The college has already raised $60 million dollars in the silent phase of the campaign and is eagerly anticipating celebrating what they’ve accomplished as they enter this public phase. Richanne Mankey, President of Defiance College in O

Search Spotlight: Director of Marketing and Communications

Marywood University, a thriving private college in Scranton, is seeking to fill two director’s positions. Is a career change in your future? Read more to see if one of these positions might be a good fit: Director of Marketing and Communications (August 21, 2017 ) Marywood University, Scranton, PA Director of Information Technology (August 21, 2017 ) Marywood University, Scranton, PA For more information and to apply, visit

Congratulations to Successful Placements

One of our deepest joys at Hyatt-Fennell is seeing superb professionals matched with organizations for a productive relationship. We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to the following individuals who will be strong assets to these colleges and universities: John Whitlock Named Dean, Division of Social Science and Humanities at Presentation College Margaret "Meg" Woolwine Named Director of Enrollment Management at Resurrection University Chris Kubik, named Dean, School of Business and Graduate Studies at Mount Ida College Douglas Pisano, named Founding Dean of the School of Allied Health at St. Bonaventure University Barbara Wilcots, named Vice President of Student Affairs at Re

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