Auburn University at Montgomery believes that investing in our employees is critical to the success of the services that we offer to our students and community. The Office of Human Resources seeks to be a leader in best practices among universities regarding initiatives and programs designed to enhance the professional and personal strengths of our employees.
Onboarding and Orientation
We love welcoming new employees to our campus! Our comprehensive onboarding process is designed to help answer a variety of questions before an employee's first day, and provide strategic milestones to help acclimate the employee to our culture and values, as well as individual work tasks and expectations. Three times each year, key leadership provides a one-day orientation for new full-time employees, covering key information about AUM's structure and governance, campus safety, professional development opportunities and benefits.
Our "Leader at Every Level" Mentorship Program seeks to create an AUM community where mentoring is a leadership expectation of all employees. All incoming, full-time employees are paired with a current employee, providing a professional networking resource, in addition to sharing experiences to highlight our campus culture. The program encourages collaboration, innovation and institutional knowledge sharing, creating opportunities for continued learning and insight into University strategies and priorities. Moreover, it is a way to demonstrate to new and current employees that we are committed to their successful integration into their departments or schools, as well as their professional growth.
Training and Development
To develop our annual training and developmental offerings we take the feedback provided by our employees regarding their current needs. We offer topics tailored to address professional skills and job specific tasks. To make training as accessible as possible, we offer classroom-based sessions, webinars and on-demand computer based training. We also offer online articles and resources tailored to various roles within AUM.
Our office also works individually with employees to discuss professional goals to create custom development plans to help each employee reach their full potential.
AUM believes in giving back to the communities it serves. To that end, the Office of Human Resources offers Community Service Leave, which allows faculty and staff to utilize up to 8 hours of paid Community Service Leave without being required to use annual leave. AUM also partners with local organizations to provide volunteer opportunities in which our full-time employees can participate. We currently have partnerships with Elmcroft of Halcyon, the Salvation Army, the Montgomery Area Food Bank and the Montgomery Clean City Commission.
Employee Recognition and Engagement
We value our employees and love hearing their ideas, questions and feedback! Our office encourages peer-to-peer recognition through our "Way to OWN it!" certificates, given for exceptional customer service, innovation and work ethic. We celebrate summer with "Summer Song of the Week," in which we select and post a favorite song submission from an employee. We produce a quarterly, online HR Newsletter and host the HR Quarterly Forum, designed to gain employee feedback on initiatives and answer HR related questions. Our goal is to keep the level of engagement and involvement from our employees high.