Human Resources News

UT Honors Longtime Employees at Service Awards Luncheon

Knoxville-area UT employees with at least twenty-five years of service were recognized last week at the university’s spring Service Awards Luncheon. Ninety-eight employees were honored for their continued contributions and loyalty to the University of Tennessee.

HR Connection: Employee Relations Advisory Organization Offers a Seat at the Table

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The Employee Relations Advisory Organization, or ERAO, was established in 1972 to provide direct communication between regular staff nonexempt employees and university officials. The ERAO also provides university officials with an effective method of soliciting and disseminating information about employee plans and programs.

HR Connection: Human Resources Moves Back to Campus


The staff of the Knoxville campus Human Resources office has moved to 105 Student Services Building in Circle Park, in close proximity to Andy Holt Tower, the Communications Building, and the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

HR Connection: Alica Shamblin Named Recruitment Manager


Alica Shamblin has been promoted to the position of manager of recruitment. Shamblin has worked in the Human Resources office for the past year. During her time at UT, she has worked on both recruitment and employee relations assignments. Shamblin replaces Ashlie Czyz, who was recently promoted to director of HR services and executive recruiter for the UT System.

HR Connection: The Value of Performance Reviews


Looking back at the previous year’s accomplishments and challenges is essential for professional development. The annual performance review is an opportunity for supervisors and employees to discuss performance, goals and objectives, expectations, and accomplishments. Get some quick tips for effective performance reviews and learn about pitfalls to avoid.

HR Connection: Clearing the Hurdles of Holiday Stress


Whether you are decorating, creating the perfect holiday meal, planning gatherings, mailing the holiday cards, stretching your dollars as far as they will possibly go—or wishing the holidays would just be over—stress will likely be along for the ride.