Do you run or manage a nonprofit organization? Nonprofit organizations can be an extremely rewarding career, but most have to deal with an array of human resource challenges. Limited budgets and resources can make managing the human resources aspect of a nonprofit difficult, which is why we are sharing some of our best practices for running a nonprofit below. Keep reading to learn more!
Why does my nonprofit need Human Resources?
Like all organizations, a nonprofit is a business – just one that is not focused on making a profit. However, you do need to hire and employ savvy people who can make the most out of limited resources and budgets. That’s why outsourcing your nonprofit’s human resources can be a helpful lifeline to nonprofit managers. Below are several ways HR can assist with your nonprofit’s mission.
Recruiting and retaining key staff members
The passion behind a successful nonprofit is often owed to the team’s dedication behind the scenes. That means that your nonprofit needs to seek out and recruit the best talent when it comes to staffing your nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations can rarely match the salary and benefits package of larger, for-profit organizations. So your nonprofit will need to stand out in how they recruit and onboard new talent to the team. That’s where an experienced HR professional can step in and provide the best guidance.
Employee compensation packages and benefits
Structuring the compensation package and benefits for your nonprofit team can be overwhelming. An HR professional can walk you through building a compensation strategy to keep both your employees and your donors satisfied, while still making an impact with the funds raised through your organization.
Providing employee support
Most, if not all nonprofits support their communities in tremendous ways. With that type of impact, employees can sometimes suffer from the stress or emotions of difficult situations. An HR professional can provide the support your team needs to foster a positive workplace culture and help evaluate the well-being of your staff.
If your organization regularly recruits volunteers for events, let an HR professional help you with your efforts! Even volunteers need a successful onboarding process to eliminate gray areas and increase the chances that they will return to help your organization. Human resource professionals can also ensure that your volunteers are signing appropriate waivers and performing proper safety training before working with your organization.
Basic HR administrative assistance
A nonprofit organization is still run like a normal business, which means an HR professional can assist you with common HR functions. This includes establishing paid time off policies, performance management, employee conduct policies, and more.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your nonprofit organization need help with managing human resources on your team? We are here to help! Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization evaluate your current policies and incorporate new ones, as needed. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with precisely what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.