Interviews are an imperfect way to recruit new staff members at the best of times. But while interviews are not perfect, they remain one of the best ways to assess candidates for just about any job.
But interviews are only effective if you ask the right questions.
For many people, talking about money with strangers can be difficult or even embarrassing at the best of times. But when it comes to job interviews, salary is something that’s difficult to ignore.
So for roles where the salary isn’t set by the government, what’s the best way to address ‘the elephant in the room’ and have the money talk with potential recruits?
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?
Hiring the right people for the right job is arguably one of the most important responsibilities in any not-for-profit.
But what if there was something interfering with your ability to do just that – and you didn’t even know it?
You’ve gone through a thorough recruitment process, interviewed some exciting applicants and you’re ready to make an offer to the standout candidate.
But when you call to give them the good news, they turn you down. Now what?
What are the best interview questions to ask to get the clearest insights into your candidates?
Last month, we asked our NFP People community to share exactly that – and here are the results.
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.
So you’ve advertised a job, shortlisted candidates and done your interviews. Now which candidate should you hire?
How do you differentiate between good candidates who might have different skillsets, experience and personalities?
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.
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.