Employer Solutions / HRMS Newsletter – November 2018
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The Hiring Challenge for Non-Profits
All employers face challenges when it comes to finding and retaining good employees. Employees are arguably the most valuable assets in any company, and even more so in non-profit organizations.
As Peter Drucker has pointed out in Managing the Non-Profit Organization, the yield from employees is really what determines the organization’s performance. The specialized skills and effort of employees is the “product” of non-profits – the ability to create meaningful change. Non-profits face several challenges meeting their human resource needs.
With overall unemployment low and wages on the rise, the pool of qualified candidates for non-profits is lower than ever. In addition, the growing number of non-profits means more organizations are competing for experienced managers and staff. However, organizations struggle with barriers such as lower earning potential, lack of mentorship, a strain on employee work/life balance and overwhelming fundraising responsibilities.
Unique Skills Required
Many non-profit organizations require unique skill sets to accomplish their mission. Non-profits can have a difficult time filling positions for finance, healthcare, education, or environmental issues. With roughly half of organizations struggling to hire qualified talent for critical positions, non-profits must actively engage in the search for the specialized skills they need.
Employees chose to join a non-profit for a variety of reasons. It may be that they thought that when they worked for a non-profit that they would get a chance to help drive real change in the world. Or they expected a non-profit to be a different style of employer. In reality, in most cases the non-profit work environment is not that much different than a similar position in a for-profit organization. The employees lose heart and leave either to another non-profit whom they think is promising more or back to the for-profit world. It is key to nurture and sustain employee engagement for any organization and especially a non-profit to be successful.
Please join us on November 30 at 1:00 PM to learn how HR technology can transform your non-profit and change its trajectory. An HCM (Human Capital Management) system can make a measurable difference between organizational success and failure.
Topic: Transformative HR Technology For Nonprofits
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