Higher education institutions face tremendous hiring and employee retention challenges in a highly competitive environment that is prone to high turnover. Adept insight into the workforce and a strong ability to engage employees is required, along with developing strong succession, leadership development and career development plans.

These challenges are often exacerbated due the need for centralized control in a decentralized environment. Acendre provides a secure and fully integrated talent management system designed to address these specific higher education challenges.

Powerful people analytics and reporting help higher education institutions hire, engage and develop high-quality and critical talent, while reducing costs, improving productivity and efficiencies. The talent management software allows for a centralized view of people and data in the decentralized environments that are typical.

Designed to meet your specific challenges


Compete for talent in a highly competitive environment

Help engage, retain and develop your employees

Engaging millennials in your workforce

Developing your next generation of leaders

Ensuring exceptional career paths for your employees

Provide actionable insight into your workforce

Solutions for Higher Education



Sourcing through multiple job boards

Highly configurable workflow engine and dynamic form building to match your unique staff acquisition processes

Merit-based recruitment with panel assessment and selection reports

Enhanced staff acquisition with action triggers and auto-task notifications

Online reference checks

Position Description Library

Talent Warehouse

User-friendly Candidate Portal with complete mobility



Track and automate your agency’s specific onboarding tasks

Integrated forms generation

Agency-wide reporting


Performance and Succession

Automate performance management with Web-based performance reviews

Configurable workflow engine and dynamic form rendering to match your institution’s unique workflow

Identification of skills and competencies with skills gaps and high potential employees to build succession plans


Learning and Development

Targeted learning and development programs for onboarding new hires and engaging current employees

Maintain compliance with ongoing monitoring, tracking and reporting of learning and certification


People Analytics and Planning

Real-time, actionable insight on all of your agency’s people data

Standard and customized dashboards and reports for executives and stakeholders

Interactive dashboards and reports for collaboration and sharing



Interoperates with any other HR system your agency uses

Western Sydney University Case Study

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is made up of six campuses housing nine schools, in addition to Research Institutes, Research Centers, and a range of Business Units. From academic appointments to professional staff, UWS’s hiring managers and HR professionals need to process a high volume of applicants, and ensure employees have the resources they need to succeed. Transitioning to Acendre’s cloud-based onboarding solution saved time and boosted efficiency for new hires, existing faculty and administrators.

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