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Staffing Your TTO: Managing turnover, remote work, and other HR challenges

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: December 7th, 2022

How can your office best address these worrisome trends, maintain a full staff, manage an increasingly virtual staff, and keep your commercialization activity flowing?

University tech transfer offices across the country are experiencing turnover, staffing shortages, and recruitment challenges like never before. A perfect storm has erupted creating difficult conditions for keeping and attracting staff, and scores of TTOs are suffering under the weight of too-few-hands while struggling to train the new staff they’ve hired to fill the gaps. And the remote work challenge comes as the icing on the cake, potentially stripping away the office’s sense of camaraderie and the ability to “drop-in” for a quick chat on important items.

But there are creative, effective strategies aimed at retaining your current staff, recruiting top candidates for open positions, and addressing HR issues head on. That’s why we’ve lined up a stellar team of presenters from MIT, UPenn, and U Michigan to discuss their staffing and HR challenges – and offer their key tactics for overcoming those challenges. Join us on December 14th for Staffing Your TTO: Managing turnover, remote work, and other HR challenges, a practical round table-style webinar featuring MIT’s Lesley Millar-Nicholson and Marieta Hurtado, Penn’s Micheal Poisel, and U Michigan’s Kelly Sexton.

For complete details and to register, click here.

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