MySide Search
MySide Site Logo

Manager’s Toolkit

Last updated April 08, 2021

The Manager's Toolkit is designed to help managers do their job more easily by consolidating essential Human Resources information, guidelines, and forms into one site. Check back on this site for updated information on hiring and recruiting to employee termination.

The Office of Human Resources provides overall strategic guidance to managers on human resources matters. We provide a wide range of services to managers, supervisors, and individual employees in accordance with university policies and practices and in support of the goals of the department. HR has experience handling employment and work-related issues and can answer your questions regarding such matters. In addition, we act as liaison with other administrative offices such as Payroll and academic departments as necessary. Be sure to check with HR to see who is designated to assist with a particular issue.

Some of the services HR provides are:


  • Advising managers on university benefit plans
  • Administering workers compensation
  • Administering Open Enrollment


  • Ensuring that employees' jobs are accurately classified and that employees are appropriately paid
  • Advising managers on job evaluations, salary matters, titles, and grades
  • Administering annual salary increase programs


  • Employee relations
  • Maintaining a positive and production work environment counseling managers and employees on preventing and resolving work problems, managing performance, etc.
  • Ensuring that employees' complaints are responded to appropriately
  • Advising employees on time-off policies and leaves
  • Ensuring department compliance with university human resources policies, labor contracts, and federal and local employment laws
  • Administering university and local recognition activities and programs for employees

Learning and Development

  • Counseling employees on professional growth and skills development
  • Helping employees and managers to assess skills and recommend training programs
  • Design and delivery of learning programs


  • Helping managers to define recruitment/ retention needs
  • Screening and interviewing applicants and recommending/ hiring candidates for employment
  • Managing the university's applicant-tracking system for staff
  • Assisting hiring managers in developing and executing diverse and inclusive outreach strategies
  • Providing training to hiring managers on the interview process
  • Posting all staff vacancies on the HR Web site and placing all non-faculty recruitment advertising
  • Assisting hiring managers and search committees with screening and interviewing candidates
  • Advising hiring managers on reference checking and overseeing all background checking
  • Advising employees seeking career planning and transfer opportunities
  • Providing training to employees on interviewing skills and resume preparation

Interview Information