From catteries to thrift stores, employee training is vital to every small business’s success. Not only does it provide your staff with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their roles, but it also helps your business stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and technology.
Many nonprofits tend to focus most of their energy on fundraising, pursuing donors, and managing volunteers. However, dedicating time and effort to prospective and current staff members is just as important to keep operations running smoothly so you can further your mission.
As your nonprofit’s human resources department might tell you, there are plenty of challenges associated with hiring, training, and retaining staff.
With employee turnover at the forefront of employers’ minds across all industries, employee retention is an especially hot topic for nonprofits, whose mission-centered work must always move forward despite setbacks.
Over the last two years, employees have come to appreciate the benefits to a fully remote or hybrid work environment. These benefits include saving time commuting, more productivity, schedule flexibility, and better work / life balance.
Retail has been a particularly challenging industry to work in over the past two years. Between COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing, ongoing supply chain issues, and the customer frustrations generated by all of these factors, there’s been a lot for employees to navigate.
2021 has flown by! We find ourselves at the end of another year. In this last Astronology® for 2021, we will recap some emerging HR trends we saw in the year.
How loyal are your employees to your organization? As you consider this question, a few employees might stand out in your mind for their dedication to your nonprofit’s cause or their above-and-beyond contributions to a recent project for your business.
Good employees can be hard to come by, so once you’ve found one that contributes to your business and works well with your team, you want to hang on to them.