HIGHER

EDUCATION

SECTOR

HIGHER

EDUCATION

SECTOR

A Quickly Evolving Industry.

The Higher Education sector is made up of about 4,300 colleges and universities in the United States. Its workforce includes a wide variety of jobs ranging from administrative staff and teaching faculty to food service workers and custodians. Rapidly escalating costs, struggles to provide curricula that prepares students for future workforce needs, mounting student debts, unacceptable racial disparities, technology-driven disruption, and low completion rates have caused universities to re-imagine their approach to education. In response, the core activities of most universities have shifted to contingent workers and dramatic growth in remote learning.

Total number of colleges and universities in the US: 3,982

Private
Public
For-Profit

FOUR MAJOR WORKFORCE CHALLENGES

#1 TALENT

Attracting, finding and retaining talent with intense competition from the corporate sector and other academic institutions.

#2 TRANSITIONS

Rapid transitions to remote learning have resulted in increased vulnerability to cyber attacks and a shortage of available data/network security experts

#3 INEXPERIENCE

As institutions shift courses to virtual learning platforms, universities face limited IT resources and faculty inexperience with these approaches.

#4 UNCERTAINTY

Uncertain enrollment forecasts due to potential student dissatisfaction with level of service and financial crisis impacts on parents and students make planning difficult.

FOUR MAJOR WORKFORCE CHALLENGES

#1 TALENT

Attracting, finding and retaining talent with intense competition from the corporate sector and other academic institutions.

  1. Rapid transitions to remote learning have resulted in increased vulnerability to cyber attacks and a shortage of available data/network security experts
  2. As institutions shift courses to virtual learning platforms, universities face limited IT resources and faculty inexperience with these approaches.
  3. Uncertain enrollment forecasts due to potential student dissatisfaction with level of service and financial crisis impacts on parents and students make planning difficult.
HOW NEXTSOURCE HELPS HIGHER ED SECTOR CLIENTS ADDRESS THESE CHALLENGES
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Providing greater access to talent through the curation of custom talent pools.

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Building efficient programs that combine all talent sources across any geography into one workforce.

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Creating agile workforce management strategies to retain current talent and prepare for the future.

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Successfully managing the program through continuous evaluation, alignment and growth.

UNIQUE SOLUTIONS

Now, more than ever, we understand our client’s need for dynamic and adaptable workforce workforce management programs. We will help you to find exceptional talent while providing a simple and streamlined process, risk mitigation, and ability to scale your program for future needs.

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