Finding the right person for your team is incredibly important. The success of a non-profit organization, or any organization for that matter, depends upon the strengths and talents of its employees. They are the thinkers, the creators, and the innovators that drive an organization. They deliver the services, build relationships with stakeholders and become the organization’s link to the community. Hiring the right person requires a careful investment of time and effort – a tall order when you are pressured by a lack of time and resources. A successful hire opens up the potential to promote and enrich your organizational culture and enables innovation and growth. On the other hand, a mistake in hiring is costly and exhausting for an organization in the long run. In an environment where our budgets are stretched and our HR resources are scare, a creative and intentional look at how we are hiring our people could be just the ticket!
Five Good Resources:
- HR Council for the Voluntary Non-Profit Sector, HR Management Toolkit.
- Finding and Keeping Great Employees, Jim Harris and Joan Brannick, AMACOM/American Management Association, 2007.
- Secrets of Hiring Top Talent, Daniel Abramson, 2005.
- First Things First, Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill, Free Press, 1996.
- The War for Talent, Ed Michaels, Helen Handfield-Jones, and Beth Axelrod, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Agency, 2001.