Jeff Strese

SMU ranked among Dallas’ Top 100 Places to Work

'Top 100 Places to Work 2009' coverSMU has been recognized as one of the 100 best places to work in Dallas-Fort Worth by The Dallas Morning News.

The University is ranked No. 67 overall in “Top 100 Places to Work 2009,” the News‘ annual list of the best employers in the DFW area. SMU also ranks 15th highest among large companies – the Top 100 firms with 500 or more DFW-based employees.

The results are based on employee surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a firm specializing in workplace surveys and metrics. Companies who participated were nominated by their employees.

The Dallas Morning News announced the Top 100 at an awards ceremony Nov. 5 and in a magazine insert that appeared in the Nov. 8 Sunday edition.

“SMU has long been considered a preferred employer in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,” says Jeff Strese, director of human resources. “Our excellent benefits package, commitment to quality work life, and a beautiful campus environment help communicate SMU’s expression of excellence toward faculty and staff retention. Now the University will enjoy the formal distinction as one of the top places to work.

“I am very pleased that our faculty and staff have expressed their views so clearly with an overwhelming survey response.”

By | 2009-11-09T10:45:37+00:00 November 9, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Retirement education, wellness programs are priorities for new HR director

jeff-strese-150.jpgJeff Strese was already a veteran counselor and consultant when he began his SMU career in 1995 as an organizational development specialist. After more than 12 years with the University, he has been appointed as SMU’s director of human resources. He began serving in his new position in December 2007.

Previously, Strese served as director of recruitment and retention and associate director of human resources. As an adjunct faculty member in the Cox School of Business, he has taught undergraduate and M.B.A. courses in change management. He has a Master of Education degree from the University of North Texas. Learn more about his priorities for the department, his thoughts on balancing work and life, and how Human Resources is pioneering SMU’s “East Campus” initiative.

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By | 2008-01-18T16:13:20+00:00 January 18, 2008|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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