A CareerBuilder Survey from 2015 found that 20% of employers have unknowingly asked an illegal question in an interview. Sometimes basic questions that might seem like a friendly way to get to know a potential employee (“Where are you from?”, “Do you have any kids”, etc.) can make an candidate uncomfortable and may actually be…

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You don’t get a second chance at a first impression – it’s an old adage, but one that still rings true. When it comes to hiring new employees, they’ll only ever have one first day, week, month, and year, yet many companies forget this, or simply don’t care. But making a poor first impression on…

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Hiring has long been seen as the responsibility of the human resources department, but more often than not, managing hiring strategies is only one of many hats worn by HR professionals, managers, and business owners whose days are already packed. But hiring new employees is so critical to a business’s operations, it can be a…

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Recruiting and hiring new employees is a process that’s full of hard work. In comparison to interviews, job offers, and onboarding, writing a job description and posting may seem trivial and straightforward. But it’s harder than you think: a poorly written job posting can attract unqualified applicants and drive well-suited candidates away. Here are some…

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Leadership changes can be frightening and stressful times for any organization, but for nonprofits, finding a new executive director can be especially difficult. With different budgets and governance structures than for-profit companies, a nonprofit search process is filled with challenges that just aren’t present in other circumstances. Here are three reasons why a nonprofit executive…

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Talent Acquisition

One of the most important and daunting responsibilities of nonprofit governing boards is finding a new leader for the nonprofit organization. Your board must build consensus on what they need in a leader, and then conduct the search itself, which can involve weeks of candidate communication and interviews. What’s more, all of this is in…

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The phrases “Talent Acquisition” and “Talent Management” are often used interchangeably, despite the fact that they serve different purposes with regard to hiring and developing employees. It’s a shame these terms are so often confused because they both serve very valuable independent purposes. When Talent Management is executed properly (which, depending who you ask, can…

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