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Human Capital Services

Initiatives and Goals

HCS 2025 Plan (pdf)


The functions of human capital at K-State are to serve as part of the institutional fabric needed to achieve our goals to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025. This is reflected in the priorities we have set for HCS.

Attract, develop, reward and retain a diverse and talented workforce.

Foster a productive work environment where people feel valued.

Support the changing nature of the work and workplace environment.

Add value and reflect good stewardship of resources.

Act fairly, ethically and be legally compliant.

Understand the voice of the customer.

Projects and Initiatives

professional development needs assessmentProfessional Development Needs Assessment

The Professional Development Needs Assessment is meant to identify employees' and supervisors' professional development needs and priorities. Employee input will drive the development and design of training program offerings.

compensation total rewardsCompensation Strategy—Rediscover Total Rewards

Kansas State University is undergoing a comprehensive initiative to review our rewards systems. This includes a compensation structure redesign and the development of career ladders and paths for university staff positions.

Completed Initiatives

hiring process recruitment redesignHiring Process Redesign

A kaizen event was conducted to examine the hiring process and rebuild it into an efficient, user-friendly experience that will help K-State attract and hire top talent.