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How Can We Build Team Trust?

July 29, 2020
Team trust is one of the most important factors in team performance and one of the most elusive values to purposely create and quantify for many teams.

Exit Surveys of UC Davis Staff

July 28, 2020
When an employee leaves UC Davis, we want to know why. What was the employee’s experience like while here? Would they consider returning? Beginning in August 2020, HR will conduct exit surveys of all staff employees.

Professional Development Opportunities at UC Davis

July 02, 2020
Throughout June 2020, the Leadership Recruitment & Diversity Services team published a series of articles on LinkedIn about many of the great programs and professional development opportunities we offer.

Race Matters

June 29, 2020
As human resources professionals, we are called upon daily to address complex, sometimes emotional and oftentimes uncomfortable circumstances. Just like we did with the other pandemic, we must respond to and give guidance to help root out systemic racism and bias.

Layoffs as Last Resort

June 22, 2020
Our philosophy will be to use indefinite layoffs as the tool of last resort to address COVID-19 related fiscal challenges. 

Teams. . . Care and Feeding Required

June 05, 2020

When teams are new, they are as wide-eyed and enthusiastic as a young lion cub. But when they get older, watch out. . . they can bite. All too often, organizations birth a team to take on a particular project or to reorganize work generally without realizing that teams need constant care and feeding.

Care for Yourselves and Your Teams

June 02, 2020
Life and death matters are transpiring in the United States today, on top of the COVID-19 pandemic. At UC Davis, the physical, mental and emotional health of our employees, students and patients must always be a priority.

Temporary Opportunities for Work

June 02, 2020
Human Resources launches a new program to help find work for staff impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Temporary Opportunities for Work (TOW) program makes it possible for career, non-represented staff in need of work, to take temporary reassignments in other schools, colleges and divisions on the Davis Campus.

Hearing from the Right People, the Right Way

May 27, 2020
The power of communication—from the right people and through the right methods—can influence results in profound ways. The outcomes of the COVID-19 virus on the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco provides a powerful case study.

Shared Services Executive Director: Our Focus and Commitment to Efficiency

May 27, 2020

I write in the midst of unprecedented global activities related to the COVID-19 response. The financial and operational implications and demands on all UC Davis units have been severe, with each department facing unique circumstances and shifting priorities. More importantly, there are significant personal and professional challenges all of our students, employees and families are facing.