First Year on the Job

First Year on the Job, Onboarding

How (not) to Lose an Employee in 10 Days

Sarah Raful Whinston

I recently placed an Executive Director in a fantastic organization. As her first day came closer I remembered my time as a Director of Talent Development, where onboarding and welcoming were my greatest priorities. Hiring is just the first step. According to a study from the Society for Human Resource Management[1] (SHRM) “one-third of approximately […]

Career Transitions, First Year on the Job, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search, Leadership

The Hard Skills That Got You Here Won’t Get You There

David Edell

When boards are considering the skills that they need in their next leader, most of the time, the hard skills are the focus of the first set of interviews. Can the candidate raise money for the organization? Do they have experience working with the board? Can they manage large, complex issues? Do they understand finance? […]

Career Transitions, First Year on the Job, Interviewing for a Position, Job Search

7 Easy Ways to Work on Your Career on an Ongoing Basis

Carmel Napolitano

One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is that they fall into the trap of only thinking about their next career move when they need a job. The fact is, it doesn’t matter if you’re working for a nonprofit organization that you love or are looking to find a new position in the […]