A benefits analysis was conducted by Willis Towers Watson which included a side-by-side benefits comparison of Tulane’s benefits offerings to the benefits offerings of 17 peer institutions. Tulane conducted a search and selected a strategic benefits consultant. Cost saving measures were taken without decreasing the benefits offerings for employees. Tulane’s wellness program was expanded to include a campus-wide wellness committee, increased engagement in wellness events with a myriad of University partners and free blood pressure screening during open enrollment fairs.
Plans are underway to further enhance Tulane’s benefits offerings by reviewing cost sharing practices, benchmarking our welfare and retirement plan offerings and enhancing our benefits education and communication efforts. Better communication, access to vendors, and face-to-face contacts between the benefits team and our employees have resulted in increased employee engagement and job satisfaction.
Hiring Process Redesign
In order to improve the recruiting experience and better meet the needs of Tulane University hiring managers, applicants, and employees, the Office of Human Resources has undertaken a project to implement a new recruitment model and redesign our applicant tracking system, iRecruitment.
A critical success factor of this project is our ability to engage and collaborate with our customers, therefore the Office of Human Resources established a dedicated, cross-functional project team that includes representatives from across the University. This team, led by a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, is applying Lean Six Sigma principles in every aspect and in all phases of the 11-month project.