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DECEMBER 2015 Vol.2, Number 6
Web redesign

Tales from a website redesign: Where’d that page go?

If you’re a frequent visitor to the Human Resources website, you may have noticed some changes – or possibly some broken links – throughout the past several months. We’ve been transitioning to the new University web templates and can finally announce that the project is complete.


Find your holiday happiness with help from Center for Healthy Living

The holidays are here, and it’s important to remember that some individuals will experience the holiday blues. Increased stress affects everyone and brings out an increase in symptoms for people who suffer from depression.

“Depression and fatigue are common responses to the stresses of the holidays,” said Sara Primeau, licensed clinical social worker at the Center for Healthy Living.


Next-level interview skills: Do your homework

In the September issue of HR Connect, we told you about interview basics. This time, we’ll be digging deeper on how to be well prepared for the interview, specifically by researching the department and reviewing the position to anticipate interview question.

During the interview, the hiring committee will want to determine if you are a good fit for their department. They want to know that you WANT to work for them and will likely ask you why. In order to show that you truly want to work for them, you first need to know a little bit about the department.


Life change? See if your benefits should change, too.

Recently you were asked to make your benefit elections for 2016, understanding that no changes could be made after enrollment closed unless there is a qualifying life event (change in family status). Now that open enrollment for 2016 is closed, let’s take a look at what life events qualify and how you would go about changing your benefits should you experience a life change.

Rita Jackson

Rita Jackson style: Making hard work look easy

Human Resources is made up of many departments, and in turn, many people. Everyone does their part, whether out in front of constituents or behind the scenes

Purchasing eye glasses

Set your sights on special offers

Increases in frame and contact lens allowances are a sight for sore eyes as part of the enhancements to Purdue’s benefits packages for 2016.

Living with diabetes

‘Living with Diabetes’ made easy with help from Center for Healthy Living

As we all know, the Center for Healthy Living offers faculty and staff a plethora of no-cost wellness programs and services. For Matthew McClain – who works in a level VI utility special projects position with Building Services – one program in particular has made a huge difference in his life.

Workmans Comp BENEFITS

Getting hurt or sick due to a work-related situation isn’t something any of us want to do. However, it does happen on occasion and when it does, you need to know the appropriate steps to take.

Happy Healthy Holidays WELLNESS

Holiday time is hectic; we all know it and we all feel it in our own ways. Whether we’re running around to parties, shopping or trying to figure out how to cope during the holidays without a loved one’s presence,

Vacation holiday pay policies BENEFITS

As the end of the year approaches, Human Resources urges clerical and service staff members to keep in mind the policies that affect their vacation and holiday pay.

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