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Do you have a hiring problem?

Posted by Gary Romano on Oct 11, 2018 10:48:00 AM

All too common  story ... I was recently working with the leader of a nonprofit organization who is talking about his latest dilemma: a mid-level manager who is exiting the organization, and both this manager and he were upset.  He was disappointed that the manager was leaving but didn’t think she had lived up to her potential. On the flip side, the manager felt resentful, believing she was hired for a very different job than the one she was required to perform.

When the leader asked me for my advice on what to do next, I suggested the departure is probably mutually beneficial. In truth, both leader and manager would not be able to reconcile. The challenge wasn’t a typical human resources issue about compensation, communications, or relationships.

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Topics: recruiting, talent, What every CEO and ED should know, nonprofit, jobs

Gary Romano, from The Mighty Blog is featured on Staffing Startup TV

Posted by Gary Romano on Aug 9, 2018 1:17:47 PM

I recently was invited as a guest on Staffing Startup TV- the leading podcast for recruitment entrepreneurs. Dee Williams asked some compelling questions that will help you learn how we created the system, how it works, and why the uptake has been so swift.

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Topics: recruiting, talent, What every CEO and ED should know, strategy

Tips When Seeking a New Hire

Posted by Gary Romano on Jun 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM

When seeking a new hire, a nonprofit has concerns that may differ from a potential hire in the corporate world. Nonprofit professionals can be faced with non-traditional work hours, budget constraints and a diverse group of individuals to serve, such as donors, potential donors, corporate partners, other staffers and the individuals served by the the nonprofit.

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Topics: nonprofit, recruiting, talent

How Do You Know When to Go Pro?

Posted by Gary Romano on Jun 6, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Finding top-notch talent is a continual challenge for any nonprofit leader. Our nation’s currently-low unemployment rate means stiffer competition for a smaller pool of potential candidates. Furthermore, the limited funding afforded to most nonprofits makes it difficult to offer the pay and other benefits to attract leading prospects. The challenge is compounded by the fact that many nonprofit organizations have a very small (or nonexistent!) human resources staff to dedicate the process of seeking new talent.

When a client has a critical senior position that comes open such as CEO or Executive Director, or a very hard-to-fill position, such as Director of Development, we are often asked if they should attempt to recruit for the position themselves or spend the time and money to hire a professional recruiter for the job.

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Topics: nonprofit, recruiting, talent

When to hire- the hardest decision a leader has to make

Posted by Gary Romano on May 25, 2018 2:00:59 PM

Growing an organization is a challenge that every leader has to address sooner or later.

Finding and securing the right talent in response to growth is among some of the most difficult, yet critical decision making a leader faces. These decisions can cause stress and even cost your organization significant amount of money if they aren’t made well.

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Topics: nonprofit, recruiting, talent

6 questions you need to ask your recruiter

Posted by Gary Romano on Apr 11, 2018 9:23:17 AM

For U.S. nonprofits, finding great talent is more difficult than ever. Hiring has never been easy in this sector because of limited salaries and incentives. However, in today’s market, persistently low unemployment rates and the growing complexity of nonprofit jobs means even smaller candidate pools.

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Topics: talent, recruiting

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