Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey - Nonprofit HR

68% of nonprofits do NOT have a social media recruitment strategy. 1in3 Nonprofits report that “hiring” is the biggest staffing challenge. An increase in the ...
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NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT

2015

PRACTICES SURVEY™

The national Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey has been conducted through a partnership between Nonprofit HR and the Improve Group.

NONPROFITS ARE PROJECTING GROWTH IN 2015 THAT COULD OUTPACE THE CORPORATE SECTOR.

Nonprofits are reporting a growing trend of increasing in staff size 75%

In 2015...

Change in Staff Size (2008-2014)

50%

49%

Increased

33%

No change

18%

Decreased

25%

100%

50% 36%

0% 2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Yes

2014

Maybe

50%

Create new positions Eliminate positions 7%

29%

19%

0%

No

nonprofits

22%

anticipate creating new positions.

74%

Freeze hiring 7% 9%

85%

Gradually reduce staff 3% 8%

plan to hire.*

* Career Builder (2014). 2015 U.S. jobs forecast.

89%

Nonprofit Sector

for-profit companies

http://careerbuildercommunications.com/pdf/careerbuilder-q1-2015-forecast.pdf

3rd largest

~2 million

Employ

employer in U.S.

nonprofit organizations

people

Produce revenue in excess of

10.7 million

$1.9 trillion

Greatest growth expected in the area of Direct Services.

46%

Direct Services

38% Program Management/Support

Expected growth in Direct Services indicates a demand for the services nonprofits provide,

33% Fundraising/Development

30%

Education/Community Outreach

while Finance/Administration/

24%

Marketing/Communications/ Public Relations

Operations growth indicates more investments in infrastructure and HR.

22%

Finance/Administration/ Operations

17%

Member/Constituent Services

11%

Government Relations/Affairs/ Advocacy

2015 0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

2014

2013

2012

50%

AS NONPROFITS CONTINUE TO PROJECT GROWTH, THEY LACK FORMAL STRATEGIES TO ATTRACT TALENT.

Nonprofits report that “hiring” is the biggest staffing challenge.

1 in 3

A majority of nonprofits do not invest the necessary time and effort to ensure that they are recruiting the best talent possible.

52% do NOT have a formal recruitment STRATEGY Have a formal recruitment strategy? Yes

Don’t Know

No

65%

Large Nonprofit

53%

Medium Nonprofit

91%

many industries, an overreliance on

47%

35%

Small Nonprofit

Although it is a common practice in

33%

one’s network when searching for

64%

prospective talent can negatively impact diversity within an

of nonprofits reported “using a network of friends and colleagues as one of their primary recruiting sources.”

organization

67% do NOT have a formal recruitment BUDGET Formal Recruitment Budget

The noticeable lack of key elements

ALL $5,500 Large Nonprofit Medium Nonprofit Small Nonprofit

- strategy and budget- for recruiting

$27,500

talent remains as 59% of nonprofits

$5,000

report having no plans to change their strategy.<