Recruiting is hard in any industry today, but is much more difficult in the nonprofit sector. While attracting candidates to a worthy cause can help capture talent, most nonprofits simply cannot compete with the salary and benefits found at corporate competitors.
With today’s unprecedented labor shortages, how can nonprofits reach their hiring goals?
Nonprofit organizations heavily impact not only worthy causes but also the economy in general. Not-for-profit organizations employ nearly 15% of the entire American labor pool. But competitive and economic fundraising challenges have set these organizations back and left them with tighter budgets to apply to hiring at a time when there simply aren’t enough workers to go around.
Today, some of the biggest challenges facing nonprofit organizations include:
In the face of these unprecedented challenges, nonprofit organizations are likely to struggle to find, hire, and retain top talent. But there is one thing they can do now to improve their recruiting efforts. Nonprofit recruiting software can help these organizations achieve their mission.
Nonprofit organizations now have access to the same recruiting tools that their for-profit competitors have. Next generation applicant tracking systems (ATS) make nonprofit recruitment better.
In the past, these platforms have been less attainable for nonprofits because every dollar generated extends not to recruiting but to the organizational mission. Today, the ROI on these tools is so high, that nonprofits are more willing to seek the benefits of ATS platforms, which include:
Most nonprofits have notoriously low retention rates. This is particularly problematic with the candidate hiring pool is historically thin. With low unemployment, you need to retain as many employees as possible to achieve your service mission.
Nonprofit recruiting software can help you attract a better quality of candidates to the organization. The ATS positively impacts every stage of the hiring process, from writing and posting job requirements to communicating with applicants to hiring and onboarding.
Nonprofit recruitment software can automate many of the most time-consuming manual processes like emailing candidates, scheduling interviews, and note-taking. This can free up your time to focus in on other organizational needs.
Nonprofit recruiting software in the form of an ATS is like adding an additional team member devoted to the hiring process. The best tools are low-cost, cloud-based subscriptions that have customizable features but are extremely easy to use.
Simply put, nonprofit recruiting software can help these organizations achieve their mission, not retreat from it. Finding mission-driven employees faster is the ultimate goal of these products. Nonprofits failing to leverage these tools will continue to struggle to find workers in today’s competitive candidate markets.
The Applicant Manager (TAM) has been a game changer for some of the largest nonprofit organizations in the nation as well as smaller regional nonprofits.
TAM is nonprofit recruitment software designed to improve your hiring success. Using TAM to collect applicant data instead of your email inbox will improve your hiring efficiency and time to hire.
TAM is easy-to-use software that helps small and mid-size organizations compete against larger ones by providing them the flexibility to let the software do the recruiting legwork. It is an all-in-one platform to help you with:
Recruiting in the nonprofit world is a whole lot easier with TAM. Contact our team about pricing, features, and how TAM can help your organization meet its mission and margin.
See how TAM can revolutionize your nonprofit hiring process and help you advance your mission. Click here to schedule a demo of TAM today.