Hiring at Nonprofits: How to Stop Missing out on Top Talent in a Candidate-Driven Market

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The last 12+ months have demonstrated significant description across virtually every job market, including the nonprofit sector. Many nonprofits, struggling to keep their operations afloat amid global pandemic turbulence and economic downturns, reduced their workforce. Others maintained existing staff but were unable to bring in additional resources during the market upheavals. As a result, most nonprofits across multiple mission verticals assumed a “do more with less” mentality as they waited out a prolonged stretch of hiring uncertainty.  Staffing Industry Data Shows Hiring Trends Are on the Upswing Recent statistics suggest that the hiring waiting game may finally be over. Data released in The Palmer Forecast predicts a 45% increase in demand for temporary workers in Q2 2021 — with further signs of recovery ahead. Additionally, the U.S. The Labor Department reported that in March 2021, nonfarm payroll employees rose by 916,000, a significant increase over the original estimate of 618,000 jobs. Other industry reports predicted that staffing revenue in the U.S. will grow by 11% in 2021 to reach almost $135 billion — finally surpassing pre-pandemic levels in 2019.  Hiring in a Candidate-Driven Market Challenges Nonprofits Competing for the Same Talent The recent hiring shifts in the nonprofit sector make it highly likely that...
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Success at Work, Wherever Work Is

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The global pandemic has forever changed the way U.S. employees work. Remote work was an established business model before COVID-19 became part of our everyday vernacular. However, the last 14+ months have reinforced just how successful a remote work environment can be — even for companies that once resisted letting their staff members work from home. A recent Forbes article, 5 Statistics Employers Need to Know About The Remote Workforce, outlined several compelling reasons why remote may have turned the corner from alternative option to mainstream method. Some statistics outlined in the article include: 74 percent of workers surveyed expect remote work to become a standard option 61 percent or staff polled prefer being fully-remote 97 percent of employees don’t want to go back to working in their office full-time The Forbes report also noted that having a remote work option currently serves as the biggest draw for attracting top talent. The article doesn’t indicate whether those polled were looking for full-time or partial at-home environments. However, it does show that today’s job seekers want at least the option of working remotely when looking for a new opportunity — or they will elsewhere. The Current Candidate-Driven Job Market Means U.S. Workers...
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Hiring in the Remote Era: The Remote Interview Tools and Questions You’ll Need for Success

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Remote Interview Tools: What To Consider For Success at Your Nonprofit Setting your nonprofit organization up for remote interview success begins with having the right remote interview tools ready before you even post the job opening. Most essential tools will fall under one of these three specific categories: Nonprofit organizations across every vertical have always leveraged remote interviewing and hiring practices to find top talent. Previous generations of nonprofit managers typically sourced nonlocal candidates as part of a relocation process to bring hired workers within commuting distance of the office. However, the last two years have redefined traditional work models, with remote workers becoming more the norm than the exception for many nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Employees Have Embraced The Work From Home Trend The remote work trend was initially fueled by a global pandemic. Working from home was further accelerated by an unprecedented candidate shortage, where nonprofits leveraged a remote model as a recruiting tool in a heavily competitive market. Now, more than 26 months after COVID first reached the U.S., working from home has proven long-term staying power because, for many nonprofit organizations, it has a proven track record of success. As a result, today’s nonprofit managers no longer...
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The 3 Non-Negotiable Attributes All Employees Want from their Workplace

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The paradox of recruitment challenges persisting — and indeed worsening — during a period of stagnating market growth has never been more evident than today. Despite grim global economic predictions and the soaring cost of living, all kinds of employers are finding it harder than ever to attract and hold on to the right talent. As quickly as they are bringing new hires through the front door, disillusioned and disengaged employees are slinking off out the back. For some it’s because they are burnt out, still ill from COVID-19, determined to reset their work-life balance, retire early, or start fresh somewhere new and less expensive. For others, the salary gap is the issue they can no longer ignore. The rising costs of energy, fuel, groceries, mortgages, rent and just about everything else means they can no longer accept a pay scale that seems to be tipped the wrong way in the context of rampant inflation. Whatever the reasons, where in “normal conditions” the average staff turnover each year is 20%, today it’s running at 30%, which suggests that something is very wrong. Even those who stay, for fear of being without an income as the threat of recession looms, are...
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Careers In Nonprofits Announces Plans to Acquire PNP Staffing Group

Two leading nonprofit staffing agencies announce plans to join forces to expand national presence  and executive staffing services for nonprofit organizations.   CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (August 17) Careers In Nonprofits and Professionals for Nonprofits, dba PNP  Staffing Group, will join services effective September 1. The pending transaction will enable Careers  In Nonprofits to grow their presence in New York, Washington D.C., and throughout the eastern  seaboard. PNP Staffing Group will retain its name and headquarters in New York City. “I am proud of the pioneering role PNP has played in the nonprofit sector and am excited to see the  organization take the next leap forward. When I founded Professionals for Nonprofits (PNP) in 1996,  I envisioned a company that would enable nonprofits to recruit the experienced talent necessary to grow mission-driven organizations. Twenty-six years later, we continue to specialize in filling positions  in nonprofits that are key to performance and growth” said Gayle Brandel, CEO of PNP Staffing  Group. Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen, Careers In Nonprofits President and Founder, has a personal history with  PNP Staffing Group—it’s where she first started her nonprofit staffing career. “PNP is a pioneer in the  sector. Over the past twenty-six years, Gayle Brandel and her team have established...
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