Part One: Top 12 HR Tips and Action Items for Summer 2010

Vol. 8 No. 8

As school is already out for the summer in some parts of the country (and rapidly wrapping up in most other regions), we wanted to offer a "Top 12" list of tips and "action items" to help you enhance your HR practices this summer. We'll present the first six in this edition and the final six in next month's e-Letter before taking a break for the summer.

Ask Michael

Vol. 8 No. 8

Q: We issue contracts to all faculty members and some (but not all) administrators and staff. We're thinking of eliminating contracts for administrators. What issues does this raise?

What You Need to Know About Body Art Policies

Vol. 8 No. 8

As a new generation, Generation Y, starts to fill seats in your faculty and staff—and Generation X parents become the majority—new issues, values, and ideas are being brought into your school. One of these new issues is what do you do, or what can you do, about body art.

Green Corner

Vol. 8 No. 8

For public schools, the incentive for installing solar-power systems has gotten a little more appetizing. Federal, state, and local government funding and private assistance are making it easier than ever for public schools to go green.

But, what about the incentive for private-independent schools?

How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings

Vol. 8 No. 8

Regardless if you're a morning person, an afternoon person, or one of those late night creatives, you still need to start your day off on the right track. Studies show that if you eat breakfast in the morning, you have more energy to power through those morning tasks. It's like a jump-start for your brain.

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