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Employing Engagement: A Supervisor's Guide to Engaging Student Employees
Transcript of Employing Engagement: A Supervisor's Guide to Engaging Student Employees
Student employment supports the mission of your department & IUPUI
Student employment is a process and opportunity of
Learning While Earning
Supervisors of students are teachers with the opportunity to leverage:
the development of the
student as an employee; and
employee as a student
Engagement is critically connected to performance
Recognition of contributions
Academic & career relevance
Professional Development & Training
Consider what it important to YOU!
Best Places to Work Categories
Before they start
What does your department image/presence say?
What are the key success indicators of the
Does your screening & selection process convey positive & engaged energy?
How can you ensure an intentional & educational
(not a one-day event!)?
What are the work conditions & what does the environment communicate to student employees?
A Supervisor's Guide to Engaging Student Employees
Student Employee of the ____________
Director's/Boss's Honor Roll
Not only when something goes right
Letters of Recommendation (paper, LinkedIn)
Recognize special events (birthdays, tests, mid-terms, end of semester, graduation, holidays/seasons)
"Meet the staff" ideas: surveys; "staff favorites" concept
Craig Pelka, Assistant Director
IUPUI Office of Student Employment
IUPUI Student Employee of the Month
National Student Employee Appreciation Week (April 13-17th)
IUPUI Student Employee of the Year
Student Employee Appreciation Banner Contest
"Appreciation Stations" 4/7 and 4/9
IUPUI Top 100
Excellence in Professionalism
Lead IUPUI Programs and Seminars
Ask Your Student Employees!
There's no "one size fits all" solution to engaging your student employees
Individualized & timely
It Begins with You!
Supervisor as coach, teacher, guide,
You are the role model
Quality of Work
Uniqueness of Contribution
to ingrain in your supervision style
creating an environment to attract and retain engaged student employees
What will you do?
Drivers of Employee Engagement
Employee Skills-Mission Match
Training and Development
Support for Diversity
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement
Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs
Stretch assignments / zone of proximal development
Promotion / increases
Shadowing (i.e., day with the boss)
Represent the department (i.e., events, meetings; committees)
Change your title/job!
Appreciative Inquiry / Supervision
Job Enrichment Activities
Task Identity / Task Significance
Mentoring (you, student, other students)
"Intentional" goof-off opportunities
Student employee section of your website
Remember... each semester is a fresh start to establish expectations!
6 Levels of Delegation