HR Vision, Mission and Values


A thriving, engaged, collaborative work community committed to eminence and ethical principles.


To support Emory University’s mission and strategic framework by creating and delivering high-quality HR programs and services that attract, reward, develop and inspire a talented and engaged workforce.


  • Respect: Build an inclusive community based on mutual respect.
  • Compassion: Be compassionate, caring and optimistic.
  • Ethics: Adhere to strong ethical principles.
  • Service: Provide the highest levels of service.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate and share resources.
  • Eminence: Foster a culture of eminence that attracts and inspires.
  • Innovation: Be bold in our aspirations, consistently exploring new ideas.
  • Openness: Be open and transparent, and communicate with honesty and clarity.
  • Flexibility: Embrace change and be flexible to a rapidly-evolving workplace.
  • Accountability: Be accountable and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Stewardship: Act as good stewards of Emory’s resources.

What we strive to do

  • Continually enhance the employee experience at Emory.
  • Harness imagination and discovery to address 21st-century workplace challenges.
  • Provide a competitive benefits and compensation package to our faculty and staff.
  • Create programs, resources and opportunities that enable our faculty and staff to develop, thrive and feel valued.
  • Enable change by offering programs and resources to help improve the health, wellbeing and work-life effectiveness of our faculty and staff and their families.
  • Design consistent policies and practices that ensure fair opportunities and treatment for all.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure understanding of HR programs and overall engagement levels.
  • Work with the leadership of the University to support its strategic direction and guide key initiatives to ensure a focus on faculty and staff.
  • Work in collaboration with Emory’s schools and units to understand their needs and to help them to achieve workplace excellence.
  • Provide world-class customer service to ensure that HR is viewed as helpful and positive.