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Employee Matters Newsletter

Discover the latest HR news and announcements in our HR newsletter. Stay informed and up-to-date with all the relevant information you need. Delve into past newsletters from the previous year for a comprehensive archive of valuable insights.

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Recent Announcements

Workplace Strategies Toolkit

October 6, 2023
Check out our Workplace Strategies Toolkit, designed to support both managers and individuals in effectively assessing and implementing various workplace strategies.

Re-designed and Re-imagined Onboarding Program

June 1, 2023
Do you remember your first few days, weeks, months at Northwestern? Successfully onboarding new employees is critical to a positive employee experience. The New Employee Onboarding pilot has launched for all new staff employees.

Updated Staff Handbook Now Available

May 1, 2023
Please view the updated Staff Handbook to learn more about this year’s updates. The Staff Handbook is reviewed annually to ensure we continually provide you with the most current information on our policies and programs.

International Hiring Guidelines

January 1, 2023
Northwestern partners with the Mauve Group, a global payroll company, for hiring employees outside of the United States.

Employee Assistance Program

November 1, 2022
The EAP SupportLinc is available to faculty, staff, and household members and provides 24/7/365 free and confidential access to a variety of mental health and well-being services and resources, including short-term counseling.

FY23 Performance Excellence Enhancements

October 1, 2022
To address community feedback, HR professionals from across the University explored enhancements to the FY23 Performance Excellence (PEX) cycle and user experience.