The Changing Face of Temporary Staffing

Gayle Brandel
For starters, you can forget your free-range associations with the word “temp”. These individuals are valuable members of the team. And, in most cases, the time spent in your office—whether it is 20 hours per week or a few months per year—is their career. Just like freelancers and consultants, these individuals have full time jobs working part-time for several companies at a time. According to the Government Accountability Office, temporary workers made up a third of the workforce in 2013. As far back as 2011, TimeOut New York was publishing a list of the Top Temp Agencies in New York City. The list includes PNP Staffing Group (formerly Professionals for Nonprofits) and is the only agency listed solely dedicated to the nonprofit sector. Starting next week, we’re writing a series about the changing face of temporary staffing. We’ll invite you to meet some of the individuals working in the nonprofit temp sector and hear from Kristy Lewis, Temp Services Manager for PNP Staffing Group. Come with us as we explore the new face of temporary staffing for nonprofits, associations, and social good organizations.
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5 Surprising Facts About Jobs at Non Profit Organizations

Gayle Brandel
If you find yourself to be one of the 71% of American workers who are on the job market, don’t dismiss the non-profit sector as a great place to start or continue your career. While the corporate world may offer a higher salary, the non profit sector offers new experiences and a job to feel passionate about. Here are 5 quick facts about jobs at non profit organizations: There are a lot of them: There are more than 1.5 million non profit organizations and they account for 9.2% of salaries in the U.S. Combined with the fact that more baby-boomers are retiring each day, this leaves plenty of open spots for fresh blood to fill. This is especially true for organizations that rely on maintaining an online presence (which is most of them). The younger generation is becoming increasingly tech-savvy, making for great additions to any organization. You don’t have to live in a poorhouse: When people hear “non-profit,” many will associate it with “less money.” While this may be true for some, the pay-gap between non profit jobs and for profit jobs is steadily decreasing with time. There are plenty of non profit organizations paying their employees at the...
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Using Social Media to Bridge the Gap Between Recruiters, Employees and Nonprofit Jobs

Gayle Brandel
A new trend is appearing in the world of social media: employment opportunities. While social media used to be a way to stay connected with close friends, it is quickly turning into an incredible resource for recruiters hiring for nonprofit jobs. The job market is on the rise along with the use of social media, and nonprofit recruiters are catching on. Reports surrounding the current job market support this: More than half of currently employed workers are actively seeking or open to a new job Although a large number of the general population is employed full-time, this doesn’t always translate into job satisfaction. With many employees hoping to climb the ranks within their industry, having a social media presence significantly increases their likelihood of being seen and contacted by recruiters and/or managers. 90% of recruiters have hired someone through LinkedIn An even more impressive 94% said they use or plan to use social media for recruiting. By building and maintaining social media profiles (primarily LinkedIn), potential candidates for nonprofit jobs are allowing recruiters to find them easily. It is also becoming popular for employers to reach out to potential candidates through LinkedIn, without them even applying. Employers found a drastic...
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Looking For Jobs With Non Profits? A Recruiter Reveals Some Top Tips For Applicants

Gayle Brandel
You might think young people would know better than to use emojis in their resumes, but anyone who works for a professional staffing agency can tell you otherwise. Unfortunately, some applicants think a liberal approach to emoji use will make them stand out from the crowd. While a graphic designer might have a free hand to craft a more personalized resume, the basic design of a successful CV and cover letter hasn’t changed much in recent years. On the other hand, the job market itself has gone through a seismic shakeup in just the past five years. If you aren’t prepared for the new reality, you’re going to be stuck hunting for job openings for a long time… The State of the Job Market in 2015: What Job Seekers Need To Know The month of October 2015 represented a major milestone for a country still recovering from the recession — the unemployment rate dropped to a seven-year low of just 5%. That means the U.S. has seen 68 straight months of job gains. But while the country has been steadily adding jobs for the past five years, the number of contingent workers has gone up as well. Now, almost 40%...
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Your Work, Your Happiness, and Your Health: Finding the Perfect Balance

Gayle Brandel
The connection seems simple enough: the more you like your job, the happier you’ll be in every aspect of your life. The happier you are, the healthier your body becomes. The only problem is, this connection isn’t always easy to bring to life. Far too many Americans find themselves working tedious office jobs solely for the paycheck that pays the bills, and unfortunately for the majority of people, this mindset is only a recipe for disaster. An overwhelming lack of engagement and drive in the American workforce has led to two new trends, especially among younger workers: First, they’re increasingly choosing freelance careers that allow for more creativity and control than a traditional office job. Second, workers are starting to seek nonprofit jobs and temp work. So how exactly do both of these trends provide a viable solution for workers who are, ultimately, seeking happiness and health? Here are a few reasons why the career you choose — or the career you end up with — is connected to your overall wellbeing: Money is a terrible motivator Okay, on a fundamental level, money is a great motivator. And for people who are concerned about their finances, nonprofit firms can provide...
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