Hiring insight

  • [How We Hire] Backing up the rock stars of public health
    Staffing an operation committed to worldwide health equity means finding passionate people and taking great care of them—including trips abroad to witness the impact first-hand, and a work environment promoting togetherness in and out of the office.
  • Three nonprofit EDs testify on the ways they bridge multiple demographic barriers to build a culture of understanding, open dialog, and staff empowerment.
  • With a new HR guide just for nonprofits, the Unemployment Services Trust is providing nonprofit leadership with the tools they need to manage a shifting regulatory environment and make sure staffers are equipped, supported, and satisfied in their work.
  • Job postings are often the first connection people make with our organizations. Do we want this impression to be one of mutual respect, shared goals, and collaboration; or one of arrogance, boringness, and thoughtlessness?
  • In part two of this look at managing diverse teams, Dr. Peter Topping of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School discusses the importance of adaptable leadership, and how to practice it without sacrificing authenticity.
  • In this look at the unique challenges and outsized potential of a diverse workforce, Dr. Peter Topping of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School explains the practice and potential of a systematic approach to managing your talent.
  • Mark Singleton, ED of America Whitewater, talks about how he hires and explains how providing employees with the space and autonomy to master specific skillsets can help increase retention and subdue tension at a multi-site nonprofit.
  • Learn how the U.S. Olympic Committee, with 450 staff members, at three locations, keeps their team engaged so they can support their world-class athletes.
  • Ranked as one of the top nonprofits in the country to work for, DoSomething.org is just as committed to its staff as it is to the global network of young activists they’ve cultivated through their innovative, action-oriented campaigns.
  • How to give your selection process a dependable structure, and see your chances of hiring the right candidate improve by as much as 55 percent—or more.
  • With this summer’s launch of Work for Good, we’ve introduced a completely new approach to gain hiring and career insight. Our monthly How We Hire interview series features nonprofit HR leaders from around the country sharing their secrets for evaluating candidates, building a positive culture, an...
  • What makes a successful staffer at an organization serving populations worldwide? The Fund for Global Human Rights looks for flexibility, passion, commitment—and a good fit for their culture of kindness and collaboration.
  • Top takeaways from the structured, step-by-step hiring model used by one of Atlanta’s top recruiters for nonprofit and for-profit companies.
  • Beth Kanter,an internationally-acclaimed trainer, speaker, and author, most recently of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit has tips on better self-care, just in time for the hectic holidays.
  • Author and coach John C. Maxwell asserts that "leadership is influence": influence on your team, your peers, and, ultimately, on your organization. But how do you gain influence? Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership outlines a step-by-step guide to follow.
  • Congratulations, you've been promoted into a management role. So, what happens next? Just because you have the new job title doesn't always mean you're ready to be an effective leader. Here, Work for Good CEO Karen Beavor shares 7 mental shifts you need to make in order to conquer a tricky career...
  • At the national headquarters of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the organization’s Senior Talent Acquisition Strategist looks for job candidates with the flexibility to succeed in a quick-moving, always-adapting enterprise, and the values to uphold organizational standards of integrity, accountabi...
  • For nonprofit employees, it’s an ongoing challenge to weigh the benefits of committing to a cause-driven organization, given the budgets and resources of their for-profit counterparts. If a for-profit can buy the interest of job-seekers with a better salary, how does a cause-driven organization c...
  • Because recruitment has never been more challenging, it pays to invest time and research in developing an employer brand that inspires candidates—and takes back the narrative from online agitators.