Next Gen was proud to sponsor and present at the 2015 National Student Employment Association (NSEA) Annual Conference last month in San Francisco, November 4-6. CEO Taige Haines and Director of IT Product Support, Sharon Gessner met with more than 200 student employment professionals from across the country, and particularly with those from host regional organization, WASEA.

In Thursday afternoon’s concurrent sessions, Haines presented, “Student Employment & Technology:  How to survive budget cuts, be more efficient, and eliminate compliance violations!” The session covered the benefits of utilizing an online student employment solution designed to simplify the unique challenges of managing student/alumni employment, work study processes, and student timesheets, while reducing overall student employment expenses.

A case study of Berry College’s Student Work Experience Program was presented.  Full-time students, regardless of family income, are guaranteed on-campus jobs during the fall and spring semesters.  More than 95 percent of students take advantage of this program at some time during their four years at Berry.

Haines shared how Berry achieved greater efficiency and quality, and reduced their overall expenses in administering the program with JobX and TimesheetX. Berry’s application of JobX allows students to search and apply for jobs online, and enables administrators to manage the hiring process from job postings through application review and candidate selection. With TimesheetX, students submit bi-weekly timesheets online and can track eligible work earnings to prevent over-award of financial aid. Administrators manage employment, timesheet approvals and termination through the online system, ensuring accuracy and compliance.

It was great to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We look forward to seeing you next year!


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