Academic promotions' committee administration in universities is inefficient, a fact often invisible to Executive teams because Human Resources staff make it work. But, at what effort and cost?
Each prospective promotion creates hundreds of transactions. Now multiply that by your academic workforce numbers and you have thousands of time consuming transactions.
Our research (2019-2020) shows that so-called digitisation of promotions processes at some universities means either:
These approaches are costly and save no time.
Geiger-P is specifically designed to automate academic-promotions transactions to save 90% of time spent on paper/email shuffling. It contains units common to all universities' promotions processes which connect according to your policies, organisational design and workflow. This:
Geiger-P's functions show how much time can be saved. It:
Functions can be turned off according to your needs: e.g. if your university is a DORA signatory collection of bibliographics can be turned off.
Geiger-P's user interface is easy to use and user experience is vastly superior to fragmented manual administration or pseudo-digitisation.
Workflow Mapping and Automation
We analyse your workflow to create bespoke screens and automation which mirrors your university's organisational design, career structures, job titles and committee structures.
We do this whilst being totally sensitive to your university's culture and branding.
Users easily add their evidence for committees and monitor progress through individualised screens. These are for:
Cut repeated actions to zero: Geiger-P cuts repetition (adding a name, e.g.) to zero.
Remove 'redundant' steps: during our workflow analysis we identify redundant steps in processes which can be removed if you prefer.
Reduce IT support: Geiger-P SaaS solution reduces university IT administration and makes remote working easier. If you want Geiger-P installed onto your servers we can do this.
Removes uncertainty: dashboards provide certainty.
Saves time on reminders: Geiger-P can schedule polite reminder emails.
From a day to a second: Geiger-P collates agendas and evidence packs in one click.
Single, secure document repository: you can't 'mislay' anything.
Cultural and organisational fit: the branding yours, we work with you to address any cultural issues which may arise from digitisation. Clinical academics' promotions might have a different workflow so we create a separate workflow for it.
Enhance academic development: the data captured by Geiger-P provides key talent information.
Accurate, Meaningful Reporting: Geiger_P makes it easy to create reports ranging from success rates, demographics for equalities reporting, financial flows as payroll implications are instantly clear, etc.).
Dedicated Support: there are two lines of support for daily use of Geiger-P.
Of course, we will also help operational HR departments make local changes if required.
Each university is different so our pricing is individually calculated. However, we estimate that, after implementation, Geiger-P costs one third of the manual processes still used today in universities.
The larger the university the larger the saving because scaling up Geiger-P once it is made for one department is cost effective.
Single devolved organisational units can purchase Geiger-P - a Business School, say - or it can be used for a 'slice' of the process, for example, professorial progression or Lecturer to Senior Lecturer promotions.
We can provide a pilot service as proof of concept.