THURSDAY MARCH 21ST 2013

Welcome to the Nonprofit HR Report!

 

This is the Nonprofit HR Report - the NEW monthly electronic newsletter from Nonprofit HR (formerly Nonprofit HR Solutions).

 

Like our previous newsletter, Nonprofit HR Report consists of simple news and brief notes about Nonprofit HR as well as the nonprofit sector and the human resources world. 

 

Nonprofit HR Report helps forward - HR THAT HELPS.

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Webinar: 2013 HR Trends for the Nonprofit Sector
 

Date: April 17, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Duration: 60 minutes

 

New data from the 2013 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey shows hiring and other HR related trends, good and bad, have remained steady among nonprofits since 2011. The more telling trend reveals that over the past seven years, there has been no notable HR innovation in the sector. In particular, most nonprofits still lack formal recruitment, retention, and succession plans for the sector's 10.7 million employees. 

 

Furthermore, for-profit organizations have reportedly bolstered their hiring practices, which makes for increased competition for recruiting top talent in the nonprofit sector, as well as an increased need to re-evaluate how nonprofits compensate.  

 

Join Nonprofit HR and Cornerstone OnDemand as we review what the latest data says about the nonprofit sector's efforts in recruitment, retention, and compensation in an ever-changing economy. Nonprofit HR's President/CEO, Lisa Brown Morton, and Cornerstone's Principal Consultant of Compensation, Rachel Silverman, will share survey findings as well as best practices to help improve the sector's approach to human capital.

 

Webinar attendees will learn :

  • Why the need for formal retention strategies exists and what the "must haves" are for every organizations consider implementing such strategies
  • How to compete for top talent against all other sectors, and the benefits of  investing in formal recruitment programs that take  the candidate experience into account
  • How to best respond to challenges as organizations ask their people to "do more with less," and how these changes should affect your rewards programs

Register today!

March's Impending Government Shutdown

The President and Congress have until March 27 to reach a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown. If they don't meet the deadline, federal agencies will halt many public services and send "non-excepted" workers home without pay. Many nonprofits who receive government funding are probably putting plans in place for staffing during this period. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding this issue, but some simple plans can help an organization weather an uncertain time.

 

Those nonprofits with government contracts will be affected by a government shutdown, but differently than federal employees. You should speak with your contracting officer for specific guidance. We can, however, provide some helpful information related to furloughs, layoffs or salary reductions. 

 

Click here for a few key points to keep in mind.

Stop the Madness about March Madness

It's here! The annual discussion about how much productivity is lost in the workplace during the NCAA's men's college basketball national championship. Here is a good sample of why you should suddenly look upon your employees with distrust and anger.

 

From the Los Angeles Times:

 

"In its annual poll, the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. estimates that the almost monthlong tournament will cost American companies $134 million in 'lost wages' as an estimated 3 million workers spend between one to three hours watching hoops.

 

Employers: Brace yourself for slower Internet speeds as online streaming is expected to zap networks' bandwidth, the firm warns.

 

'March Madness will definitely have an impact on the flow of work, particularly during the first week of the tournament,' John A. Challenger, chief executive at the firm, said in a statement. 'Starting the day after selection Sunday, people will be organizing office pools, researching teams and planning viewing parties.'

 

The survey also found that 7% of those polled said they plan to take time off work to watch the tournament."

 

Quick! Breakout the emergency truancy plan incase 7% of your staff takes two days off this week.

 

Read more. 

Take the National Nonprofit Sustainability and Succession Survey

Planning for leadership succession and continuity is essential to ensure organizational sustainability and is a key responsibility of all executives in nonprofit organizations. Research also shows that approximately 1 in 10 nonprofit CEO positions turn over each year, and turnover is rising as Boomer generation executives retire. Moreover, the recession is causing many nonprofits to rethink their strategy and business models. This survey, conducted by TransitionGuides, is designed to gather information about the state of organizational sustainability and leadership succession among leading nonprofits in the United States. The data will help provide you - nonprofit leaders - with organizational sustainability and succession planning insights that you can use to develop a stronger, more sustainable future for your nonprofit.

 

Click here to take the survey today.

 

All participants receive a survey findings report and an invitation to discuss the implications of the  findings with peers. All responses are completely confidential. Only TransitionGuides and McGladrey LLP will have access to the raw data, and only aggregate data and non-attributed comments will be reported.

 

Thanks for taking the time to respond!

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