Hiring and Selection

Michigan Nonprofit Employment

This report presents the latest information on the size, composition, distribution and growth of paid employment in the nonprofit sector in Michigan as of 2009. This report breaks down the places of growth in the nonprofit sector in comparison to the private sector

Checking Criminal Histories: Considerations Before You Begin

This article discusses the value of careful screening of the paid and volunteer staff who work with vulnerable populations. It offers tips on how to carry out an effective and appropriate criminal background check.

http://nonprofitrisk.org/library/articles/employment05001998.shtml
  • Key Terms: background check, human resources, risk management, screening, volunteer management
  • Year: 1998
  • Source: The Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Do You Really Need a Consultant?:Consultants vs. Volunteers and Staff

This article assists nonprofit directors to decide whether or not to hire a consultant or staff member, or to simply utilize volunteers.

http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/consultants/page5120.cfm
  • Key Terms: consultants, decision making, hiring, human resources, planning, time value, volunteer management
  • Year: 2000
  • Source: TechSoup.org

How Much Does Your Employee Turnover Cost?

This article includes information regarding the cost of employee turnover and a calculator to help your organization understand the cost of short retention.

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/publicat/turn.html
  • Key Terms: CEO 201, human resources, managing staff and volunteers, organizational management, retention
  • Year: 2001
  • Source: Pinkovitz, William H.; Moskal, Joseph & Green, Gary

Innovative Approach for Cost-effective Turnover Reduction

This article describes an HR management tool for decreasing turnover, which is based on professional research linking various job characteristics to job candidates' sources of personal discomfort and dissatisfaction.

http://www.callcentres.com.au/staffturno.htm#Article
  • Key Terms: human resources, job satisfaction, organizational management, retention, turnover
  • Year: 1997
  • Source: Binning, John F. & Adorno, Anthony J.

Manage Employees

This article supplies links to information on various topics related employee management.

http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/manage/manageemployees/index.html
  • Key Terms: human resources, employee reviews, job descriptions, contracts, interviewing, hiring
  • Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Business Cost and Impact of Employee Turnover

This article discusses how employee turnover can represent a very substantial cost to the bottom line and offers tips for employee retention.

Induction: Orienting the New Employee

This article gives the organization leader a solid foundation for introducing a new employee into the workplace.

http://www.bestbooks.biz/learning/induction.html
  • Key Terms: human resources, organizational management, orientation, training
  • Year: 2002
  • Source: Price, Alan

Business Cost and Impact of Employee Turnover

This article discusses how employee turnover can represent a very substantial cost to the bottom line and offers tips for employee retention.

http://www.blissassociates.com/html/articles/employee_turnover01.html
  • Key Terms: employee turnover, hiring costs, human resources, organizational management, retention
  • Year: 2001
  • Source: Bliss & Associates Inc.

Employee Retention Strategies and Ideas

This article offers ideas and tips for retaining employees through monetary and non-monetary incentives.

http://www.blissassociates.com/html/articles/employee_retention02.html
  • Key Terms: compensation, employee benefit plan, employee recognition, human resources, organizational management, recognition, retention, training
  • Year: 2001
  • Source: Bliss & Associates Inc.

Hiring for the Long Term

This article discusses a step-by-step process for hiring a new employee. It explains how to plan effective interviews.

http://www.blissassociates.com/html/articles/hiring_longterm03.html
  • Key Terms: base annual salary, communications strategy, decision making, hiring, human resources, internal revenue services, organizational management
  • Year: 2001
  • Source: Bliss & Associates Inc.

Cost of Employee Turnover

This tool provides users with an online calculator for calculating the cost of employee turnover in an organization.

http://www.caliperonline.com/solutions/turnover.shtml
  • Key Terms: CEO 201, employee turnover, form, managing staff and volunteers, organizational management
  • Source: Caliper

Turnover Calculator

This tool provides users with an online calculator for calculating the cost of employee turnover in an organization.

http://www.expresspros.com/toc1.asp
  • Key Terms: calculator, CEO 201, employee retention, managing staff and volunteers, organizational management
  • Source: Express

HR Toolkit

This toolkit provides nonprofit sector employers with the tools they need to better enhance their human resources policies and procedures.

http://www.hrcouncil.ca/hr-toolkit/home.cfm?login_action=badaccess&previous_url=/hr-toolkit/planning-succession.cfm
  • Key Terms: CEO 201, human resources, managing staff & volunteers, organizational management
  • Source: HR Council

Interview Questions and Answers

This article provides tips on questions to ask during interviews, along with possible answers to those questions.

http://www.best-job-interview.com/interview-questions-and-answers.html
  • Key Terms: CEO 201, human resources, interviewing, interview questions, managing staff & volunteers, organizational management
  • Source: Best-job-interview.com

Typical Interview Questions and Best Answers

This article provides a list of frequently asked interview questions and responses.

http://www.best-job-interview.com/typical-interview-questions.html
  • Key Terms: human resources, interviewing, interview questions, organizational management
  • Source: Best-job-interview.com

To the Top: How to Hire the Best Leaders for Your Organization

This article cautions against overemphasizing measurable traits in an executive hiring process and ignoring "soft" traits such as emotional intelligence. It also suggests looking more seriously at diverse candidates to improve organizations.

http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/to_the_top/
  • Key Terms: diversity, emotional intelligence, executives, hiring, human resources, leadership, management, organizational management
  • Year: 2006
  • Source: Rigoglioso, Marguerite

Guidelines for Screening of Prospective CASA and GAL Volunteers and Employees

This article provides guidelines for screening potential volunteers and employees in regards to criminal history.

http://www.casanet.org/program-management/volunteer-manage/guide-screening-volunteers.htm
  • Key Terms: hiring, human resources, management, organizational management, screening, volunteer management
  • Year: 2003
  • Source: CASAnet

Starting Off On the Right Foot

This article provides a list of items that should be included in a new employee orientation checklist.

http://www.management-advantage.com/products/free-ee2.htm
  • Key Terms: human resources, I-9 form, organizational management, orientation, verification
  • Year: 1998
  • Source: Truesdell, William

Starting Off On the Right Foot

This article provides a list of items that should be included in a new employee orientation checklist.

http://www.management-advantage.com/products/free-ee2.htm
  • Key Terms: human resources, I-9 form, organizational management, orientation, verification
  • Year: 1998
  • Source: Truesdell, William

Make New Employee Orientation a Success

This article lists 12 factors that are part of a successful orientation program.

http://www.ideasandtraining.com/New-Employee-Orientation-Article.html
  • Key Terms: culture, human resource management, organizational management, orientation, training
  • Year: 2005
  • Source: Barbazette, Jean

It Pays to Help New Staff Start Right

This article discusses the importance of having a well-designed staff orientation program in place to help new employees get oriented in the organization. The article also lists seven objectives that the orientation program should achieve.

http://www.businessknowhow.com/manage/newstaffstartright.htm
  • Key Terms: human resources, mentor, organizational culture, organizational management, orientation, turnover
  • Year: 2005
  • Source: Kaufman, Ron

Here Today, Here Tomorrow

This book outlines the negative effects that high employee turnover rates have on an organization and what can be done to retain employees.

http://www.amazon.com/Here-Today-Tomorrow-High-Turnover-High-Retention/dp/0793145538/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272463646&sr=1-4
  • Key Terms: human resources, organizational management, retention, turnover rates
  • Year: 2001
  • Source: Smith, Gregory

Best Practices: Employee Retention

This article identifies the most common reasons why employees leave their jobs, and strategies that employers can implement to retain employees.

http://www.citehr.com/16697-best-practices-employee-retention.html
  • Key Terms: employee recognition, employee retention, human resources, organizational management, retention
  • Year: 2005
  • Source: TEC International

Money Can't Buy Loyalty

This article identifies the most common reasons why employees voluntarily leave their jobs and what employers can do to improve employee retention.

http://tinyurl.com/57lvak
  • Key Terms: employee retention, human resources, organizational management, retention
  • Year: 2004
  • Source: Stotz, Rodger

Retaining Talented Employees

This article discusses strategies for increasing employee retention and loyalty.

http://www.alliesconsulting.com/resources/articles/retainees.html
  • Key Terms: human resources, organizational management, recognition, recruitment, retention, staff retention
  • Year: 2005
  • Source: Giles, Russ

Q&A on Staff Retention

This article answers questions about staff retention such as who is ultimately responsible for staff retention, why staff retention is important, and basic elements of a good retention policy.

http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/training/publications/newsletters/staff_retention.asp
  • Key Terms: human resources, organizational management, retention, staff retention
  • Year: 2002
  • Source: Flaherty, Mike

Hiring

This article provides tips and information on how to proceed when hiring or terminating an employee.

http://www.lectlaw.com/files/emp24.htm
  • Key Terms: application, background check, hiring, human resources, litigation, organizational management
  • Year: 2002
  • Source: The 'Lectric Law Library

Interview Questions

This article provides information on different types of interview questions, and provides samples questions.

http://www.stpaulcareers.umn.edu/PDFs/Interview%20Questions.pdf
  • Key Terms: CEO 201, human resources, interviewing, interview questions, managing staff & volunteers, organizational management
  • Source: University of Minnesota Duluth

Offer Letters - Preserving At-Will Employment Status

This article encourages employers to use the language of at-will employment when making a job offer in order to protect the organization's interests.

http://www.allbusiness.com/articles/Contracts/2803-1551-1790.html
  • Key Terms: at-will employment, human resources, organizational management, persuasion, pressure group
  • Year: 2005
  • Source: Gross, Barrie
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