As part of the Department of Human Resources website, the Staff Development Center web link provides access to information regarding training and development opportunities; the SDC training calendar as well as access to the new employee online training library. The center also provides awareness of the educational incentives offered by the University. The Professional Development Center implemented a Training Advisory Committee during the 2008/2009 grant cycle. The Advisory Committee seeks to identify and communicate the interest and needs of staff employees by reaffirming the link between services delivered and employee developmental needs. The committee meets on an as needed basis and serves as the central working group on training and development initiatives for staff.
Additional feedback is provided by employee focus groups and/or the Staff Senate. In the 2010/2011 grant cycle, the Training Advisory Committee conducted a staff employee focus group to review the proposed online training library expansion using Business Legal Reports, Inc., Training Library Subscription. The results of the focus group survey provided the feedback needed to move forward with the BLR subscription acquisition in the 2011/2012 grant cycle.
The center also uses employee email, campus flyers, and online news blast to inform the JSU Staff community of upcoming training opportunities and new training products. The cooperative arrangement with the Title III-B program has enabled the JSU Professional Development Center to collaborate with University managers and supervisors to promote and support professional development opportunities. Staff employees are encouraged to participate in campus-wide training initiatives to enhance and improve their skills. With ongoing support from the Title III-B Program, the University will see the impact of training through:
- Increased job satisfaction and morale among employees
- Increased employee knowledge and skill level
- Increased employee motivation and commitment
- Increased efficiencies in processes
- Enhanced University image and focus on customer service
About Human Resources
The role of the Division of Human Resources (HR) is to advance the overall mission of the University by providing quality support to the University for the following areas including, but not limited to:
Salary and Benefits Administration
Employer and Employee Relations
Professional and Workforce Development
Policy and Procedures
The Division of Human Resources supports the University pillars of student centeredness, teamwork and collegiality, and the pursuit of excellence. We are committed to excellence, honesty and integrity in all that we do and strive to build and maintain effective partnerships while promoting an environment in which human values and relationships are respected, diversity is supported, and people are recognized as our most valuable resource.