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Nonprofit recruitment for organizational success (recorded webinar)

Written By: CharityVillage
April 23, 2013

HR specialist Veronica Utton outlines how to create a recruitment strategy for your nonprofit organization. Watch the recording and download the resources now!

Beyond the dollar: How non-financial incentives help retain staff

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 19, 2013

Creative incentives - like Ice Cream Fridays - can be key in fostering better staff engagement.

Nonprofit Hiring Tools: Sample Interview Questions

Written By: CharityVillage
February 14, 2013

Use these sample interview questions to better assess job candidates.

Help Wanted. Apply Within: Tips for hiring for difficult-to-fill positions

Written By: Benita Aalto
October 15, 2012

Having trouble filling positions at your nonprofit? It’s not just you: nonprofit hiring is a tough gig.

Promoting diversity in the office: Tips for bias-free hiring

Written By: Tana Turner
August 16, 2012

Prevent a hiring bias by following these tips.

Human Resources Q&A: When it's time to run for the hills

Written By: Kathline Holmes
February 13, 2012

I’ve been hired for a new short-term job that doesn’t start for a couple of months. Since I verbally agreed to take the role, I have been receiving a flurry of emails, some of which ask me to create documents and do other work. Although I have been told that everything will be fine and will smooth out, I am getting concerned that all of this extra work is likely going to be a regular expectation once I officially start. What do I do?

Hiring outside the baby boom box

Written By: Deborah Legrove
January 9, 2012

Even in today's tight and competitive labour market — where the candidate holds many of the cards — nonprofits still present an appealing option to those seeking meaningful participation in the workforce. But with baby boomers retiring, it's time to think outside the baby boom box to meet the hiring challenge before us.

Attracting the best and brightest: Five strategies for nonprofits

Written By: Deborah Legrove
December 12, 2011

Nonprofits that have a plan to attract, develop and retain top talent will see a dramatic boost in organizational performance. In fact, this is the key challenge facing any nonprofit manager: strengthen your organization's talent pool dramatically to meet current and future demands...or wither, become irrelevant, cease to be a player.

Treat them like professionals and they'll play like professionals

Written By: Tanara Pickard
December 6, 2011

These were Governor General David Johnston's words of advice to the nearly 500 delegates at the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector. This sentiment seemed most appropriate for improving conditions for the attraction and retention of paid staff in the nonprofit sector.

Job posting success: 12 tips from the experts

Written By: CharityVillage
November 7, 2011

Creating a great job posting is one of the first steps in a successful hiring process. A well-crafted job ad will not only attract the right quality of candidates for the job, but will also increase the likelihood that applicants will be a good fit with your organization's culture and values, making selecting the right candidate that much easier for you.

Salaries and nonprofits: It should be a living

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 18, 2011

Are nonprofit employees paid too much? Or not enough?

Hiring: Overqualification and the law

Written By: Raquel Chisholm & Michael Sebold
July 11, 2011

A precedent setting Canadian court case shows employers cannot necessarily overlook a possible candidate because they are "overqualified".

Management recruitment pointers

Written By: Jack Shand
July 4, 2011

Do you want to attract and recruit top-notch managers? Follow these tips for a successful hire.

Growing Younger: Youth recruitment in an aging nonprofit sector

Written By: Jodie Shupac
March 15, 2011

A rapidly aging Canadian workforce, coupled with a decline in birth rates, creates a looming challenge for employers across job sectors — that of replacing retirees. In the nonprofit world, where limited funds and job insecurity are inevitable, the mean age of employees has reached an unparalleled 43.3. Despite increased competition among young graduates in the workforce, recruiting young staff for nonprofits has become particularly difficult — and exceedingly pressing.

Human Resources Q&A: Making hiring decisions easier

Written By: Kathline Holmes
March 8, 2011

Follow these tips for a smooth hiring process.

Wanted: Receptionist for accounting duties

Written By: Frances Napoli
February 22, 2011

Addressing the quantity and diversity of bookkeeping and accounting tasks is a challenge for many small organizations; however, separating these duties is also a critical issue to be addressed.

Human Resources Q&A: Electronic onboarding

Written By: Kathline Holmes
January 11, 2011

How to use electronic onboarding and elearning to orient your new employees.

Help wanted in the nonprofit sector: Skilled immigrants need not apply?

Written By: Caroline Veldhuis
November 22, 2010

When Erick came to Canada, he had a master's degree in psychology from an American university and over 10 years of experience in community work. He says now that he also had a "false sense of confidence" in his expectation to find appropriate employment.

Nonprofits have an advantage in securing future talent

Written By: Carla Moore
November 8, 2010

The nonprofit sector may have a reputation for low pay but the sector also has unique advantages that should be used to recruit new staff.

Governance Q&A: Is it ethical for employers to ask for writing samples?

Written By: Jane Garthson
September 7, 2010

I've been asked by potential employers and clients for samples of my writing, sometimes for something existing and sometimes for something new. Have you looked at the ethics of this?

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