The State University of New York at Buffalo, more commonly known as the University at Buffalo (UB), is a public research university serving more than 20,000 students in Amherst, New York. As one of the top 40 public universities in the country, the University at Buffalo is committed to continually improving its administrative and academic programming to drive student success. However, like most higher ed institutions, administrative costs take up a significant portion of Buffalo’s budget. The university knew they needed to rethink how they approach workforce planning to reallocate their resources—but to do that, they needed access to reliable, centralized data.
In search of a new way to optimize their HR spending, Buffalo reached out to HelioCampus. Read the case study to learn how they were able to conduct a holistic analysis of their administrative spending using benchmarking data and come up with a new approach for hiring.
"We needed to really compile all our data and do that deep analysis to make a case for this new approach. HelioCampus gave us the tools to draw those connections.”
“My mission now is to convince people that we can use the money we already have, differently,” Coldren explains. Fortunately, HelioCampus’s benchmarking data allowed Coldren to identify gaps in personnel, pinpoint opportunities to shift to a centralized or shared services mode—and then compare current hiring data against peer institutions.