Adapting to hiring challenges within higher ed: Opinion

November 26, 2021
Colleges are interested in hiring new staff and faculty, but may struggle to find individuals who are willing to work for them, writes Kevin R McClure. McClure says that in the US, colleges are now struggling to find staff even though many hiring officials still view people as easily replaceable. The author says that there are few people who are willing to fill positions due to lowered morale, low pay, health concerns, and understaffing. The author says that these issues also lead to unhappy and overworked employees, and suggests that institutions should listen to their employees to find out how they are feeling about their jobs and how the workplace could change. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Editorial)