Category Archives: Working at SMU

Managing Respect and Tolerance in the Workplace

Having good workplace relationships helps you to be more productive in your job and make going to work every day a pleasant experience.  Getting along with others is at the core of a harmonious work environment.  Workplace relationships can suffer … Continue reading

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Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Opportunities Fall 2019 The Department of Human Resources promotes continuous professional development by offering a variety of workshops during the year. All scheduled classes are offered free of charge and seating is limited. Enrollment is requested through my.SMU>Employee Self … Continue reading

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Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers

The beginning of the fall semester signifies the end of summer and, for anyone supervising student workers, is also the time to confirm your new and returning student workers are on-boarded and prepared for the upcoming academic year in your … Continue reading

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Important Reminder Regarding Overtime Pay

The following information was sent to all faculty and staff on August 29, 2018, via  email from SMU Information .  As the new academic year begins, SMU Human Resources reminds faculty and staff members about federal regulations regarding overtime pay for non-exempt … Continue reading

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SMU Program for the Protection of Minors – Required State Training Update

Will you be working at a camp involving minors that is either hosted at an SMU facility or elsewhere by a SMU Faculty or Staff member? If the answer is yes, you need to understand the requirements under Texas State … 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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