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Hiring Tips & Strategies

  • Busy Employees Are Happier

    By The NonProfit Times — January 7, 2013

    Do you think employees want less work instead of more? Are they happier when they are goofing off than when they working hard?

  • Are Good-looking People More Employable?

    By The NonProfit Times — January 6, 2013

    – Findings Vary Depending on whether it’s a Male or Female Applicant and Who’s Doing the Screening —

  • Retention Tips To Keep Top Nonprofit Employees

    By The NonProfit Times — January 5, 2013

    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:

  • Preparing for the Employee Interview

    By The NonProfit Times — January 4, 2013

    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.

  • Resume Review Tips

    By The NonProfit Times — January 3, 2013

    Here is a quick hiring tip on a good way to review employee resumes.

  • Social Media Recruiting Tips

    By The NonProfit Times — January 2, 2013

    In today’s day of technology, it’s becoming more and more attractive to use more advanced job recruitment techniques in addition to the more traditional routes. In this case, one method that is becoming more popular is social media recruitment. By using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, you can more effectively recruit some of the top job candidates in the non profit sector.

  • More Hiring Tips for Nonprofits: Screening

    By The NonProfit Times — January 1, 2013

    We have written extensively in the past about hiring tips for employers at nonprofits, and hopefully those tips have been helpful. There are some more tips, however, that we did not touch on that are important for employers to know. Specifically, we want to talk about employee screening. Whenever you receive a resume from a potential employee, they will often provide references in addition. These are often job references; contact information from people he/she worked with at their previous jobs. Even if everything on the resume and cover letter you get seems legit, it is always a good idea to double check with previous employers (with whatever information you can get–more on that in a bit). There are also specific cases that crop up during the selection process that call for immediate screening. Let’s go over some of those:

  • Why Use a Nonprofit Job Board

    By The NonProfit Times — December 31, 2012

    We live in a digital age. Although there are still a good amount of people who still purchase and read newspapers, more and more people are relying on the Internet for many things (according to Google , 78% of the US was connected to the Internet in 2009), including job searching. Indeed, a nonprofit job board is becoming the main way for job seekers to get work in the nonprofit sector these days. Most nonprofit organizations have caught onto this trend, and are beginning to put their listings on these job boards. However, there are still some companies that are continuing to rely on print for their job postings. Although change is hard, if your organization is among these companies, it is imperative to start using a nonprofit job board to attract the highest quality candidates out there. At the end of the day, using these job boards presents many advantages over traditional job ads.

  • Responding to Job Applications

    By The NonProfit Times — December 30, 2012

    With the advent of online job applications, one of the common complaints from job seekers is that the process is essentially a “black hole.” In other words, they feel as if they are sending their information into a void, never to be heard from again. It’s easy to understand why they feel this way, of course. A lot of times, organizations will not even send an e-mail to tell a job candidate they weren’t chosen. This isn’t out of disrespect, as you know as a hiring manager; it’s simply that so many job applications are sent out everyday that it is virtually impossible to respond to each one individually. Thanks to the technology we have at our disposal, however, there are ways to get back to job applicants so that they feel respected.

  • Writing the Perfect Nonprofit Job Description

    By The NonProfit Times — December 29, 2012

    Writing a job description is not as simple as saying what the position entails. While that might be the easy route, the description is going to have to be much more in-depth if your organization wants to attract the top candidates. Along with what the work will entail, the overview of the job should also make clear what qualities the ideal applicant should possess. Writing the perfect nonprofit job description requires a lot of time and effort, but I will help your organization attract candidates who are better suited for the job.

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