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  • 4 Systematic Hiring Mistakes

    By The NonProfit Times — March 28, 2013

    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.

  • 8 Hiring Tips For Managers

    By The NonProfit Times — March 19, 2013

    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:

  • 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.


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