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Jobscoop Report: 2014 Year in Review

Are you doing what you need to get the right people in the right positions? We pulled data from the last year of engagement on Jobscoop.org to discover trends that can help you find and keep top talent.
 
See the report here. ...
May 11



What is included in the hiring process?

Your organization is growing and it’s time to recruit new employees. And chances are, you’ve decided to do the hiring yourself. But you’re unsure of how to go about it. Follow these easy steps to help ensure a smooth and successful hiring process. ...
Dec 15



What do I need to know about classifying employees? What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee?

To fulfill their missions and make the most out of limited resources, more and more nonprofits are hiring a mix of employees and independent contractors. But classifying employees and determining who is and is not an independent contractor isn’t always an easy task. ...
Dec 15



What should be included in a personnel policy?

Developing documented policies and procedures is an essential step toward structuring an organization, guiding consistent and fair decision-making, and ensuring a safe and happy workplace. Writing a personnel policy will help you establish a company culture and rules of conduct, and help you determine how to handle situations before they arise. ...
Dec 15



How do we determine compensation and benefit packages?

Your organization’s approach to compensation will affect your ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified and enthusiastic employees. So how do you determine how to set appropriate yet attractive salaries and give increases and benefits? Here are some ideas to get you started:
 
Set salaries that fit. ...
Dec 15



How do we evaluate staff and executive director performance?

Performance evaluations are key to keeping communication lines open, effectively managing people and getting their best, everyday. Evaluations boost employee confidence, encourage individuals to achieve, and correct performance issues. They also help employers provide employees with necessary support and may protect employers from false claims of wrongful termination. ...
Dec 15



What precautions should a nonprofit take when disciplining or firing an employee?

Taking disciplinary action or terminating an employee is never easy. It affects organizational morale, taps resources and, if not handled properly, could result in lawsuits.
To minimize risk, develop clear guidelines for performance reviews. Truthfully document employee progress, and track disciplinary measures as they happen. ...
Dec 15



[video] The Nonprofit Resume

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Jul 28



Getting into the Nonprofit Sector

Working in the nonprofit or public benefit sector can be a very rewarding experience. Finding your way into it, especially if you have an established career in a different sector, can be a bit challenging. But it’s certainly an attainable goal. Read on for some steps you can take to get the job you want. ...
Jul 18



What to think about before starting a nonprofit

Some of you Jobscoopers are hoping to open a nonprofit of your own someday, but that's a big job and there's a lot to think about before you jump in. Check out our latest video to learn a bit more about what it takes. For more in-depth information, download our ebook "Get Ready, Get Set". ...
Jul 11