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Pay transparency: what it means for job seekers and employers

Pay transparency: what it means for job seekers and employers

Molly Brennan July 13, 2020

In this new era in which we find ourselves, corporate and nonprofit leaders are waking up to the realization that they can and must play a role in creating a more just and equitable society, writes Brennan. Creating transparency around pay is one way to do that....

Overcoming Founder’s Syndrome on the Road to Success

Overcoming Founder’s Syndrome on the Road to Success

Naree W.S. Viner May 27, 2020

Replacing a founder executive director or long-time leader can seem like a hopeless task, writes Viner. But by using commonsense and following these simple steps, you can greatly improve your chances of success.... 

Tips to Help Make Your Organization More Inclusive

Tips to Help Make Your Organization More Inclusive

Molly Brennan March 9, 2020

Recruiting and retaining employees is a top priority and challenge for most organizations, writes Brennan, but many fail to take even the basic steps needed to attract and retain candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences....

To Build More Diverse Teams, Avoid Unconscious Bias When Recruiting and Hiring

To Build More Diverse Teams, Avoid Unconscious Bias When Recruiting and Hiring

Molly Brennan October 29, 2019

Unconscious bias often gets in the way of our conscious desire to make purely competency-based hiring decisions, writes Brennan. The best way to combat this tendency is to recognize it and put in place practices designed to promote equity, consistency, and fairness at every step of the hiring process....

After the Hire, Then What?

After the Hire, Then What?

Ashley Waterson October 17, 2019

More than half of all U.S. employees leave their job in the first year, citing internal factors like lack of training or mentoring as their reason for bailing. So what does "a great onboarding experience" look like?... 

What’s in a Job Description?

What’s in a Job Description?

Allison Fuller February 2, 2018

What's in a job description? More than you might think. Envision Consulting's Tiffany Garcia looks at six common mistakes managers make when crafting their job descriptions....

5 Interview No-Nos

5 Interview No-Nos

Allison Fuller November 28, 2017

You've landed that all-important third interview, and it's with a real person; to give yourself a fighting chance of landing the job, writes Envision Consulting's Allison Fuller, be sure to avoid these five interview "sins"....

Easy Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Not Suck

Easy Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Not Suck

Julie Ha Truong October 12, 2017

LinkedIn is the network for nonprofit professionals, writes Envision Consulting's Julie Ha Truong, and if you're not taking full advantage of it, you are doing yourself — and your career — a disservice....

How to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Career in 2017

How to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Career in 2017

Kelly Behrend February 16, 2017

Enact Impact's Kelly Behrend spoke with the experts and asked them a simple question: What is the one piece of advice you would give to a young person just starting out in his or her social change career?...

How to Attract and Retain Next-Gen Talent

How to Attract and Retain Next-Gen Talent

Natalie Hackbarth January 20, 2017

Natalie Hackbarth, inbound marketing manager at Quantum Workplace, outlines three proven ways to attract and retain millennial and Gen Z employees....

Mastering the Video Interview

Mastering the Video Interview

Molly Brennan October 5, 2016

Like it or not, the video interview is here to stay. Koya Partners' Molly Brennan shares some tips designed to help you make a great impression....

Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement

Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement

Molly Brennan July 15, 2016

As the trend toward greater flexibility in work arrangements accelerates, employees should use a little common sense, writes Koya Leadership Partner's Molly Brennan....