Category Archives: Working at SMU

Update Your Personal and Business Information in my.SMU by Friday, September 25, 2016!

The 2016-2017 Directory of Students, Staff, and Faculty will be published soon. Please ensure that your business address, telephone number, and preferred name are correct in my.SMU no later than Friday, September 25, 2016. Visit the HR website for information on how to … Continue reading

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Know What to Do Before Hiring Student Workers or Temporary Staff for the New Academic Year

Student workers and temporary staff play important roles on campus in many departments. In exchange for their service, hiring managers have a responsibility to ensure their workers are set-up to be paid in a timely manner and are compliant with … Continue reading

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SMU Wellpower – 2016 Program Kickoff

At SMU, we realize that the simple, everyday choices we all make have the power to impact every area of our well-being – from our emotional and physical health to our job performance, finances and much more. SMU Wellpower is … Continue reading

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The Five Languages of Appreciation at Work

HR is excited to announce a partnership with the SMU Staff Association to offer this interactive workshop during a February series of 4 Lunch and Learn sessions. Why is Appreciation Important in the Workplace? Authentic appreciation increases employee motivation. Motivation … Continue reading

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Hiring Student Workers for the Summer?

Hiring a new student worker this summer or plan on continuing employment through the summer for a current student worker? It’s important to understand the student’s academic status during the summer months to determine the appropriate employment and payroll paperwork. Payroll Authorization Form … Continue reading

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What’s New With Wellpower in 2015

Wellpower and Human Resources will provide a number of opportunities for you to improve or maintain your well-being this spring. We are busy finalizing details, but want to let you know what’s on the horizon now! New Wellpower Reward Period … Continue reading

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Update Your Business Information for the 2014-2015 SMU Directory Book

The 2014-2015 Directory of Students, Staff, and Faculty will be published soon.  Please ensure that your business address and telephone number are correct in my.SMU no later than Friday, September 5, 2014. Visit the HR website for information on how to … Continue reading

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Hiring a Student Employee? What You Need to Know to Process HR Paperwork

While the primary purpose of students is to acquire an education, SMU is committed to assisting students with the costs of education, including helping them locate employment on and off campus. Students who work on campus are considered employees of … Continue reading

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Updates to HR Policies – What staff need to know

The Department of Human Resources is updating its policies in Chapter 9 of the online Policy Manual, with the goal of completing the majority of the policies by the end of this fiscal year (May 2015). We are reviewing and … Continue reading

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New Procedure for Hiring Temporary Staff Employees Effective June 1st

Do you have plans to hire a temporary staff employee? Effective June 1, the process for hiring temporary staff employees has changed, in line with the memo sent to Vice Presidents and Deans from Dr. Turner on May 14, 2014. To … Continue reading

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