Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Nonprofits Overcome Hiring Challenges

Untitled Document: "Nonprofits Overcome Hiring Challenges; Johns Hopkins Study Shows Nonprofits Able to Fulfill Hiring Goals BALTIMORE, Sept. 1 (AScribe Newswire) -- In the face of concerns about a workforce crisis in the nonprofit sector, a recent survey by the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Listening Post Project found that nonprofits have been surprisingly successful in recruiting professional and support staff despite significant challenges. Nearly 85 percent of organizations reported recruiting for such positions in the preceding year, and well over 80 percent of these reported satisfaction with the qualifications and commitment of the candidates they attracted. In addition, a substantial majority also indicated satisfaction with the salary requirements of their recruits. 'The assumption that nonprofits are losing out in the competitive market for personnel does not seem to be borne out by the actual experience of nonprofit organizations, at least as revealed by this survey,' noted Lester Salamon, study author and director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. 'This is consistent with other data we have assembled showing that nonprofit employment has been growing much more robustly than private employment generally in this country.'"

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