Hiring insight

  • Our favorite Hiring Insight of 2018 (so far!)
    Checking back in on six months of Hiring Insight newsletters, we’ve got takeaways on interviewing techniques, the greatness of older hires, what holds culture back, meeting employee needs, and much more.
  • Your people’s fiscal worries may be costing you – up to $5,000 per stressed-out employee. A financial wellness program can recoup lost productivity, low morale, and high turnover.
  • To convince funders and board members to invest in greater employee pay, we can’t just plead the cause of a living wage or name-check recruitment, retention, and productivity: We need data, strategy, and the true cost of doing business.
  • A national nonprofit that serves hundreds of food banks across the country, Feeding America looks for curious, passionate, relationship-minded pros dedicated to fighting hunger.
  • Emergencies on the job can happen anytime – especially during hurricane and wildfire season – which means it’s always worth reviewing disaster prep tips from the pros.
  • In the pursuit of an awesome culture, most organizations overlook the fundamentals: understanding, prioritization, and commitment. Here’s how to approach each, and ready your team for the next level.
  • Inspiration doesn’t happen by chance: It’s a quality you can cultivate for yourself and your team. Even better? It’s got real benefits, including a 125 percent boost in productivity.
  • As one of most depended-upon disaster relief organizations in the world, the American Red Cross seeks people ready to go “all in,” and makes sure they’re prepared for anything.
  • With unemployment low and workers’ expectations high, every nonprofit with a position to fill must take active steps now to become the employer of choice. Executive search expert Mary Hughes shows you how.
  • The World Wildlife Fund’s VP of HR reveals how they find and keep more than a thousand employees, in offices and on the ground worldwide, equipped to tackle the life-preserving global mission.
  • Asking candidates about their salary has always been problematic. Now, it’s increasingly illegal. Find out the where, how, and why of this legal trend in our resource roundup.
  • You can’t reach your goals without the right people in the right positions at the right time – and you can’t line up those factors without a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to staffing.
  • If you aren’t considering candidates in the upper age-brackets, you’re not just ignoring one-fifth of the workforce, but a ready source of leadership, focus, resiliency, and more.
  • An interview is more than just questions and answers – it’s a chance to see how candidates act when encountering a new challenge, a potential teammate, or an impromptu task.
  • To support a network of 235 affiliate organizations, the hiring team at NeighborWorks America seeks dedicated, inquisitive problem-solvers, then sets them on a career-long course of learning and giving back.
  • In 2017, Work for Good delivered a catalog of indispensable advice for tackling nonprofits’ unique HR challenges, contributed by top sector practitioners and consultants. Here are a few of the stories we found most helpful, intriguing, and inspiring.
  • Looking to showcase your talent while on the job hunt? Find a skilled volunteer opportunity – or, better yet, design one yourself for the employer you’d most like to impress, with help from this step-by-step guide by Hands On Atlanta CEO Jay Cranman.
  • It takes skilled, trusted communicators to weave all your organization’s voices into a cohesive and compelling whole. Big Duck CEO Sarah Durham shares tips for anyone seeking their next great marcom team member.
  • Ten years ago, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta set out to redefine corporate wellness efforts for a staff of 11,000-plus. Here’s what it took to make their Strong4Life program a success, and the dividends it’s paid for employees and patients.
  • To keep building houses wherever they’re needed, Habitat for Humanity International requires a world of talent. Here’s what the talent-acquisition team looks for when populating that world, and how they help the much-loved organization stay effective and inspired.