Career insight

  • How We Hired in 2018
    A look back at our How We Hire series reveals how HR pros from the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the World Wildlife Fund, and other top nonprofits identify talent and ready their people for any challenge.
  • Too often, faulty math keeps us from realizing the goal of simultaneously fulfilling work- and home-lives. Correcting the equation is easier than you think: It all comes down to quality over quantity.
  • In this roundup from six months of Career Insight newsletters, we’re looking back at an array of stories on working smarter, getting hired, and the ways that purpose-driven pros landed their spot in the sector.
  • Look deeper, and you’ll find that engagement isn’t about emotional connection, feedback, or career paths – it’s about setting people up for success.
  • In this roundup, find tips for engaging older workers, rethinking recruitment, weighing over- and underqualified candidates, short-circuiting bias online, and more.
  • Explore the latest mission-driven career opportunities around the country. Updated weekly, this week’s featured jobs include opportunities in Development, Research, Programs, Membership and Renewable energy.
  • Sure, you might be ready to move on – but if you’re letting burnout get the best of you, you could be sabotaging your chances for scoring the job you really want.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta has become the largest one-on-one mentoring organization in the Southeast thanks to the energy, enthusiasm, and experience of their people.
  • A new year means a new crop of trend experts weighing in on what to expect. We’ve rounded up some of the most worthwhile, covering the HR developments to prepare for in 2019.
  • Gratitude is proven to lead to all sorts of benefits – and nonprofit employees need all the benefits they can get. Here’s how to step up your appreciation efforts year-round.
  • Open-ended queries give you the chance to tell your story and demonstrate your bona fides – as well as the chance to ramble, go negative, and otherwise obscure your best qualities.
  • Can you copy and paste? Then you can determine the most important terms in any job description, and equip your application to bypass the auto-filters between you and a hiring manager.
  • The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a force for nature in California’s capital city, and their Restoration Ecologist digs deep into a range of projects, from planting to trailblazing to public education.
  • It takes more than active listening to understand those outside your age-group – you’ve got to recognize generational differences in technology use, time management, and more.
  • When employees can’t afford to contribute to their retirement plan, they’re often forgoing a major benefit – your matching contribution. A recently-approved workaround is changing that.
  • First impressions are important, but a snap judgement can also keep you from discovering a valuable new team member. Here’s how to assess ability before likeability.
  • Whether you’re facing a roomful of potential job leads, meeting someone who works for your dream employer, or looking for an invite to the next meet-and-greet event, here’s how to make the most of it.
  • Learning to weigh the value of your employee benefits – from retirement plans and health coverage to professional development and scheduling options – means better decisions for your career and life.
  • The only way to understand your people is through active listening. Here’s five practices for giving others the attention they need, and making sure they know you hear them.
  • The reference-check process can be a vital measure of a potential employee’s fitness, but only if you know the right kinds of questions to ask – and who you should be asking.