Hiring Tips & Strategies
With college graduation fast approaching, there will soon be an influx of new job seekers on the market. This means that your nonprofit will soon be getting a lot of inquiries from eager college graduates looking to join your organization. An influx of youth can be very helpful for a mission-based organization, but it’s important to explain a few things before pulling the trigger on a new hire.
Hiring the right employee is important, but it’s even more critical for nonprofits that are new on the scene. The wrong hire at one of these organizations could lead to disaster.
Nonprofits, especially small organizations, have little margin for error when it comes to hiring employees. Bringing on a bad employee that ultimately has to be let go soon means the organization will be wasting valuable dollars.
Job seekers sometimes feel that all the pressure is on them during an interview, but hiring managers also feel their fair share of stress. Below are eight hiring tips that will help make the interview process work for employers:
Do you think employees want less work instead of more? Are they happier when they are goofing off than when they working hard?
– Findings Vary Depending on whether it’s a Male or Female Applicant and Who’s Doing the Screening —
So let’s say you have hired an employee for your nonprofit and, by chance, he/she turns out to be not only a good employee, but also an invaluable member of your organization. Congratulations, you should be proud of yourself. Now you have to prepare for the hard part: employee retention. For many nonprofit managers, reducing employee turnover can be the hardest part of running an organization. Let’s face it, as your employee becomes more successful at what they do, they will become a valuable commodity to other organizations. So how can you get this person to stay? Well, here are some retention tips that will help you reach that goal:
Out of all the hiring tips you read, the most important might be those related to interviews. Let’s face it, the key to hiring and keeping new workers is conducting a great employee interview. By asking the right interview questions, you will be on your way to selecting the employee that is the best fit for your nonprofit organization. However, if you don’t hone your interview skills you will be in great risk of selecting employees who are ultimately not a great fit for your company.
Here is a quick hiring tip on a good way to review employee resumes.
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