Hiring insight

  • Financial wellness pays: A program that benefits everyone’s bottom line
    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.
  • Reference checks can me more than a last-on-the-list obligation: Pursued up front, and with a little bit of forethought, they can be a powerful way to uncover your top prospects.