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Five hiring strategies to reduce staff turnover at your NFP

Keeping staff for the long-term is difficult for any organisation, but high turnover is a pain that many not-for-profit organisations know better than others.

The negative effects of high turnover are numerous and well-documented: lower productivity, declining morale and significantly higher costs to train newcomers. Organisations also miss out on the huge benefit of institutional knowledge when key people leave.

So what can your organisation learn from one company that has a 95% staff retention rate?

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How this simple scorecard can significantly improve your recruitment decisions

Have the hiring decisions you’ve made this year been a success? How do you know?

Few organisations measure the success of hiring managers in their decisions about who’s the right person to hire. But this simple process can help interviewers to improve their skills over time, as well as helping to prevent unconscious biases and stereotypes from creeping into your recruitment decisions.

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Does anyone in your organisation work with children? Here’s five steps to improve your recruitment practices

Everyone cares about the safety of kids. But making your organisation safe for children starts long before you bring on new staff or volunteers. From advertising and conducting interviews to performing background and reference checks, the safety of the children starts with your organisation’s core recruitment practices.

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Why you should hire people with emotional intelligence – and five tips on how to do it

Research shows that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. While that may sound obvious, in fact many managers lack such basic self-awareness and social skills.

Want to build a team – or a whole organisation – of staff who possess those fundamental qualities? Here are five tips to help you hire for emotional intelligence.

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