Will inflation send higher ed employees back to college?

Will inflation send higher ed employees back to college?

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, salaries for higher ed professionals increased less than half of the inflation rate increase in the past year. This trend mirrors similar realities and their respective hiring and retention challenges employers are experiencing nationwide.

The takeaway? Will our employees, in the midst of their decreasing purchasing power, choose our very institutions to upskill within to find an upward salary and career path? Or will this be the last straw in a domino effect of higher education disappointment the last few years, and will the missional beauty of higher ed no longer be enough to keep all the brilliant minds we need so desperately to help us stay and build solutions together?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.