Staying Informed Section 1.6 Dept: Human Resources Revised: March 16th, 2012

Inside Story Online

Inside Story Online is published by Training & Development as a means to facilitate and promote communication, collaboration, and community among Biola University's departments and employees. The site features Announcements, News, Community, the University Plan, and Tools (an extensive resources section with helpful guides and forms that are useful tools throughout the workday). In addition, Events and Training are featured on the Home page. The Bulletin Board area can also be utilized for announcements and advertisements not related to Biola employees. To access the site, visit http://inside.biola.edu.

Employee Meetings

All employees are invited to a quarterly meeting designed to provide opportunities for worship, sharing, relaying of business information, inspiration, and recognition.  Employees are notified of the meeting date through Inside Story and e-mail.  The agendas for the employee meetings are developed by the Training and Development staff.  Any department that wishes to have an item on the agenda should contact Training and Development at Extension 4766.

Administrative Management Team (AMT) Meetings

All management employees (employees with the responsibilities of hiring, salary administration, and performance review for one full-time-equivalent employee or more and/or the responsibility of managing a function with a designated budget line) are invited to a quarterly meeting.  The purpose of these meetings is to discuss policy issues, seek input and dialogue on pending university decisions, provide training opportunities for development of management skills, and interact on issues of concern to members of the Administrative Management Team.  The agendas for the AMT meetings are developed by the Training and Development staff.  Any department that wishes to have an agenda item should contact Training and Development at Extension 4766.

All Employee E-mails

News related to all university employees is often communicated through "Campus-Wide News" e-mails, which are sent out Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to every staff and faculty member by the Internal Communications office. These e-mails include business related news and announcements, as well as information regarding upcoming university events and activities. A similar "Community News" e-mail is sent out every Friday afternoon.