Curious what your greatest strengths are? Take the online StrengthsQuest assessment to identify your top five talents. ASR is once again covering the cost for staff to participate. You can use your results to help you understand how you can continue to grow and develop personally and professionally. Contact Tina Falkner if you're interested in taking the StrengthsQuest assessment.
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Want to know how to become a more fully engaged employee and market your value? Plan to attend a meeting hosted by HR's Organizational Effectiveness Lea Bittner-Eddy to learn about employee engagement tools and resources available to staff. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19 from noon-1 p.m. in 312 STSS. For more information and to RSVP, email Bonnie Marten.
Are you planning to avoid the crowds this holiday season and shop online instead? The November issue of "OUCH!" has a few tips for doing so securely. Take a minute to also download and share "OUCH!" to share with your family, friends, and other would-be online shoppers.
In response to recent inquiries from University groups on the topic of mobile application development and branding, University Relations has created guidelines and requirements for branding University-related mobile apps. For more information, check out the mobile app guidelines.
Ever assign a ticket to another group and wonder what happens to it? Maybe it never comes back to you and you have no idea how, or if, it was resolved? Consider using the Watch List--it's located on the bottom right of the initial fields. By clicking on the little 'person' icon, you can add yourself (or someone else) to the Watch List and will be notified of all updates to the ticket. This is also a good way to keep certain people in the loop about the project.
*Upcoming issues of News & Notes will feature additional ServiceNow tips and tricks.
A series of Astra Schedule user groups is scheduled for this fall. Session topics will address issues that schedulers experience in their day-to-day use of Astra Schedule. They also serve as an opportunity for users to share ideas with each other and receive help solving specific problems.
No registration is required to attend. Locations and times for each session are as follows:
Thursday, September 26, 9-10:30 a.m., Nolte Center 140
Friday, October 25, 1:30-3 p.m., STSS 512B
Tuesday, November 19, 9-10:30 a.m., Nicholson Hall 110
Tuesday, December 17, 9-10:30 a.m., STSS 512B
As an ASR employee, you may request to attend professional development activities that help you become more successful in your current position or to advance to the next level in your career. You can view the professional development policy by employment group in the ASR Employee Handbook. ASR employees are also eligible for the Regents Scholarship, which covers 100% of the tuition for a first bachelor's degree and 75% for graduate and professional degrees, if you decide to go back to school. Nice!
When do you hyphenate words such as full time, off campus, part time, etc.? Well, it depends upon how you're using the word in a sentence. Use a hyphen only when modifying a noun. Here's an example: Alex is a full-time employee. (Full-time modifies employee.) But he works full time. Here's another example: She lives off campus. It's an off-campus house. (Off-campus modifies house.) With a little practice, you'll start to get the hang of it!