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myHR: October 31, 2012

Penn HR Unveils New Website

If you visited Penn’s Human Resources website recently, you probably noticed some big changes. From a bold, new design to more user-friendly navigation, the new HR website is not only easier on the eyes—it’s easier to navigate.

The newly revamped site, which launched last week, now includes two distinct portals: a public site geared toward prospective employees and an internal site built just for you. The public site can be viewed by anyone (whether part of the University community or not) to learn why Penn is such a great place to work. The internal site is where you can find all the resources you need to excel personally and professionally, like Penn's benefits, professional development resources, worklife balance programs, and more.

Ready to explore? Just visit To view the detailed information on the internal site, click on one of the links for faculty and staff, and log in with your PennKey and password. We welcome your feedback, so be sure to contact us at with any comments or questions.

Manage Up—and Move Ahead

Do you have a productive relationship with your boss? If not, it’s time to work on it. A positive connection with your supervisor is one of the most important ways to move forward in your career, and we can help!

Join us on November 7 for a free workshop on Managing Up. This program will teach you how to manage yourself in a way that promotes an effective partnership between you and your supervisor. You’ll learn how to communicate with your supervisor in a clear and positive way to maximize your productivity—and your future.

For complete details and to register, click here.

Network Your Way to Success

Talking to a room full of strangers doesn’t come easily to everyone—and neither does networking. It can be intimidating to strike up a conversation with people you don’t know. But networking is important to moving your career forward, and we can show you how to do it like a pro!

Join us on November 19 to learn how to Network for Success. You’ll get a better understanding of what networking is, why it’s so valuable, and how to do it well. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have the tools you need to create and maintain your own professional network.

You’re welcome to bring a lunch to this free workshop. Click here for complete details and to register.

Stay on Top of Human Resources Events

From kick-starting your health and wellbeing to sharpening your professional edge, we offer programs every month to help meet your needs inside and outside the workplace. Just follow these steps to tap into the many resources at your fingertips.

If you’d like to enroll in a professional development course, visit Knowledge Link. Once you log in with your PennKey and password, just click “Browse” and select “UNIV: Human Resources” in the Source section in the left-hand menu. Many programs are free, and any listed costs are charged to your department. You can also search for professional development classes right from the Knowledge Link home page by typing in a topic in the “search catalog” bar.

For all other Human Resources events, browse through our online HR event catalog. You can view all events at once, or browse for a particular category, like flu shots, health screenings or worklife programs. You’ll also find step-by-step instructions on how to register for events or cancel your registration.