The Switch - by Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HR

Illuminating talent management best practices for social impact organizations.

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All Episodes

Interviewee: Shirley Anne Smith, Executive Director of the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Foundation Interviewer: Mishka Parkins, Marketing and Communication Manager for Nonprofit HR In this special episode of The Switch, catch up and explore Shirley’s stellar contributions to the sector! Episode notes Tune in and hear Shirley Anne Smith share: -how the events of 2020 have required leadership to shift their approach and find opportunity in change and challenges -why building relationships helps leaders to organically expand their reach and impact -the impact of acknowledging where you are today and giving yourself grace while adapting to new challenges

Nov 16

32 min 37 sec

Interviewee: Gabriela Proaño, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Research Project Manager Interviewer: Lindsey Otto, Marketing and Communication Associate, Nonprofit HR Listen in to catch up and learn more about Diana’s notable contributions to the sector! Episode notes:  -importance of remaining flexible, especially in leadership -promoting a culture of openness -progress over perfection/not being paralyzed by perfection

Oct 12

19 min 25 sec

As Kayla Castañeda puts it, “When life hands you lemons, make aguas frescas.” Kayla is Co-Founder and CEO of Agua Bonita, a growing social enterprise producing the first line of healthy alternatives to the traditional Mexican drink, aguas frescas. Made with no added sugar, no chemical sweeteners and rescued produce, the refreshing product fuels their mission and dedication to reinvesting profits back into their community. Stream this episode now to learn more about Kayla, how innovation has helped Agua Bonita grow to where it is today and further insight on the social enterprise’s people management practices, including:   -How transparency guides their approach to staying authentic, approachable and affordable  -How creativity and clarity of goals are the key to growth with intention -How placing value on ideas and feedback at every level is essential to maximize impact and become a first mover in the market Interviewers: Patty Hampton, Managing Partner and Chief Social Impact Officer for SITA by Nonprofit HR Lisa Wright Ponce, Senior Consultant for Strategy & Advisory, Nonprofit HR

Aug 18

20 min 12 sec

How do social enterprise leaders create an environment for their staff to feel seen, heard, feel connected to the mission and contribute to its success? According to Philip Gaskin, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, it starts with understanding the different perspectives and unique lived experiences each individual brings to their role.  Listen now to this enlightening conversation with Philip, hosted by Managing Partner & Chief Social Impact Officer Patty Hampton and Senior Consultant, Strategy & Advisory Lisa Wright Ponce, and learn: -Why listening 70% of the time and talking 30% of the time is a leadership cornerstone to ensure a thriving workforce -How social entrepreneurs can empower their leaders to foster a space for innovation -The important role equity plays in enhancing collaboration

Jul 23

19 min 25 sec

Interviewee: Arjun Durr, Associate Director of Global Partnership Management at Ashoka Interviewers: Patty Hampton, Chief Social Impact Officer for SITA by Nonprofit HR  Lisa Wright Ponce, Senior Consultant, Strategy & Advisory Creating a space for social entrepreneurs to meet, surface insights and crowdsource solutions since 1980, Ashoka is a dynamic social enterprise whose work is guided by the vision, “Everyone a changemaker.” We sit down with Arjun Durr, Associate Director of Global Partnership Management at Ashoka, as he discusses how the social enterprise’s spirit of entrepreneurship, emphasis on lived experiences and clarity of values impacts its unique approach to people management.  Listen in to learn specifically how: -Creating a safe space for communication and collaboration allows for more voices to be heard  -Building a structure around the creative process enables more effective feedback and solutions -Understanding an employees’ unique background helps customize a role that capitalizes on their talents and strengths

Jul 9

24 min 17 sec

Interviewee: Janiece Mackey, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA) Interviewer: Mishka Parkins, Marketing and Communication Manager,  Nonprofit HR In this special episode of The Switch, explore Janiece’s stellar contributions to the sector! Episode notes:  - how to use people management as a way of shine a light on unique abilities of staff  - why creating tailored approaches to staff helps to unveil and  maximize the potential of each individual - how fostering a dignified workplace drives increased mission impact and influences the broader community

Jul 2

28 min 45 sec

Interviewee: Alicia C. Aebersold, Chief Communications Officer, American Psychological Association Interviewer: Lindsey Otto, Marketing and Communication Associate, Nonprofit HR Listen in as Lindsey Otto, Marketing and Communication Associate for Nonprofit HR and Alicia C. Aebersold, Chief Communications Officer, American Psychological Association, catch up and learn more about Diana’s notable contributions to the sector! Episode notes:  - leadership and motivating others to contribute to a larger/shared mission - listening as a foundation to an effective people management philosophy - why personal mission statements can and should be flexible

Jun 14

21 min 19 sec

Speaker: Emily Holthaus, Managing Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Nonprofit HR Have your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts stalled due to the unpredictable events of 2020 and 2021? During this session, we will explore actionable methods that can be applied within your organization to regain momentum for your DEI efforts during turbulent, unpredictable times. Participants will: - Learn methods to re-center DEI as an organizational priority - Hear examples of how organizations are maintaining momentum for their DEI programs during this time of uncertainty - Explore a variety of best practices to re-establish organizational accountability to DEI efforts

May 27

1 hr 16 min

Speakers: Lisa McKeowen, Managing Director, Total Rewards, Nonprofit HR Julia C. Patrick, CEO, American Nonprofit Academy Jarrett Ransom, The Nonprofit Nerd CEO - The Rayvan Group This episode was originally part of The Nonprofit Show hosted by Julia Patrick and Jarrett Ransom with guest Lisa McKeowen. The conversation highlights how a nonprofit or social enterprise can start having open and beneficial discussions about compensation practices within their organization. With the tips, tools & expert advice shared in this podcast you'll be on your way to having these conversations and bettering the work lives of your employees.

May 18

24 min 41 sec

Speakers: Emily Holthaus, Managing Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Nonprofit HR Julia C. Patrick, CEO, American Nonprofit Academy Jarrett Ransom, The Nonprofit Nerd CEO - The Rayvan Group This episode was originally part of The Nonprofit Show hosted by Julia Patrick and Jarrett Ransom with guest Emily Holthaus. The conversation highlights how a nonprofit or social enterprise can start implementing and actualizing a diversity, equity & inclusion strategy into their organization. With the tips, tools & expert advice shared in this podcast you'll be on your way to becoming a more diverse, equitable & inclusive organization.

May 6

27 min 52 sec

Interviewee: Diana Abena Wilson, Founder of Yielding Accomplished African Women (YAAW) Interviewer: Lindsey Otto, Marketing and Communication Associate for Nonprofit HR Listen in as Lindsey Otto and Diana Abena Wilson, catch up and learn more about Diana’s notable contributions to the sector Episode notes:  -personal experiences and journeys as a way to serve others -the role of identity in empowerment and purpose -diversity beyond race, gender and age About the Women To Watch Campaign: Each year during Women’s History Month, Nonprofit HR proudly recognizes women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprises and the communities they serve. This special series of The Switch features the ten finalists named to this year’s list due to their extraordinary leadership, unwavering dedication and impactful achievements.

Apr 30

24 min 45 sec

Interviewee: Cameron Vigil, Rocky Mountain Engagement Manager, Young Invincibles Interviewer: Mishka Parkins, Marketing and Communication Manager,  Nonprofit HR About the Women To Watch Campaign: Each year during Women’s History Month, Nonprofit HR proudly recognizes women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprises and the communities they serve. This special series of The Switch features the ten finalists named to this year’s list due to their extraordinary leadership, unwavering dedication and impactful achievements. Listen in as Cameron and Mishka catch up and learn more about Cameron and her stellar contributions to the sector! Episodes notes: -significance of storytelling -importance of being authentic and speaking your voice -encouraging others to do that in a number of different ways

Apr 23

24 min 23 sec

Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR David Sloves, Founder & CEO, Nonstop Wellness In this episode, you'll hear insights and tips on how to increase health equity within your organization from two CEO's with 20 plus years of experience working with the social sector. Connect with us on social to let us know your thoughts on this episode. Thanks for listening to The Switch by Nonprofit HR!

Apr 14

1 hr 14 min

Interviewer: Patty Hampton, Chief Social Impact Officer (CSIO) at SITA & Managing Partner, Nonprofit HR Interviewee: Nell Edgington, Founder of Social Velocity & Author of Reinventing Social Change Bonus Resources: Social Velocity Tools (Guides, E-books, Assessments & more) and Free Download - Chapter 1 of Reinventing Social Change (Bottom of this page)   This episode is a SITA exclusive interview with Nell Edgington, diving into her new book "Reinventing Social change", as well as her views and insights on the social sector as whole. She shares her experiences working with nonprofits and social enterprises while providing some tips, tricks, and advice for social leaders moving forward. Listen in to this informational interview with Patty Hampton and Nell Edgington.

Mar 10

25 min 52 sec

Speaker: Sidney Abrams, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, Vice President of Business Development, Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Benefits Assessment one-pager & Cost-Saving Total Rewards one-pager Talent sustainability occurs when an organization attracts the right talent and the right amount of money necessary to achieve long-term goals. But, many organizations don’t have the people and tools in place to effectively audit their HR function, often resulting in increased turnover and misuse of resources. Listen in to hear how nonprofits can approach and better understand talent sustainability internally. This episode also explains the benefits of prioritizing talent sustainability and how it can positively impact long-term outcomes. Takeaways: -Why and how to audit your HR function for talent sustainability -How talent sustainability can improve your organization -How organizations can achieve talent sustainability

Feb 18

50 min 39 sec

Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR Victor Reinoso, COO, Independent Sector Bonus Resource: Customizable Template for Coronavirus Town Hall Meeting, COVID-19 Toolkit & Coronavirus Digital Information Portal Nonprofit HR consultants create and share hundreds of resources each year, and COVID-19 resources are among the mix. Listen in to this episode and learn how to strengthen your strategic plan and communication in the following key areas:  - Your organization's safety statement - How to provide information/resources/prevention tips about the issue - Assembling your COVID-19 team of early responders - Office closure scenario planning  - Local, state and federal closures 

Jan 12

43 min 23 sec

Speaker: Lisa Wright-Ponce, Sr. HR Business Partner, Nonprofit HR Sadina Montani, Shareholder, Vedder-Price Bonus Resources: One-Pager This episode walks through the elements to be considered when determining whether or not to return employees to the workplace.  As your mission-driven organization begins to develop such a plan, have you considered the risks associated with re-opening your workplace? During this episode we discuss the myriad of legal and compliance issues that come into play. Listen in and gain insight into: -The types of federal and state laws to factor into your workplace re-entry decisions -How to ensure compliance if providing screening tests -What to do if an employee does not prefer to return to the workplace or requests accommodations -Compensation and benefit laws and practices that come into play as employees return from furlough or other absences -Hiring during the pandemic period and what to consider from a legal perspective

Jan 6

1 hr 2 min

This is PART 3 of Attract, retain & develop high performing talent. Speaker: Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR Bonus Resource: Article on How to Attract, Develop & Retain High-Performing Talent According to Harvard Business Review, a high performer can deliver 400 percent more productivity than the average performer. High performers work efficiently and think strategically. They’re motivated, passionate and dedicated. They show promising potential to take on new roles, assume more responsibility, and act as leaders. If you want to dramatically boost your organization’s productivity, and in turn, your impact; you need high performers on board, which involves being intentional about attracting, developing and retaining top talent at every level.

Dec 2020

21 min 16 sec

This is PART 2 of Attract, retain & develop high performing talent. Speaker: Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR Bonus Resource: Article on How to Attract, Develop & Retain High-Performing Talent According to Harvard Business Review, a high performer can deliver 400 percent more productivity than the average performer. High performers work efficiently and think strategically. They’re motivated, passionate and dedicated. They show promising potential to take on new roles, assume more responsibility, and act as leaders. If you want to dramatically boost your organization’s productivity, and in turn, your impact; you need high performers on board, which involves being intentional about attracting, developing and retaining top talent at every level.

Dec 2020

14 min 36 sec

This is PART 1 of Attract, Develop & Retain High-Performing Talent Speaker: Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR Bonus Resource: Article on How to Attract, Develop & Retain High-Performing Talent According to Harvard Business Review, a high performer can deliver 400 percent more productivity than the average performer. High performers work efficiently and think strategically. They’re motivated, passionate and dedicated. They show promising potential to take on new roles, assume more responsibility, and act as leaders. If you want to dramatically boost your organization’s productivity, and in turn, your impact; you need high performers on board, which involves being intentional about attracting, developing and retaining top talent at every level.

Nov 2020

25 min 13 sec

Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR Lisa Dinhofer, Founder, Koden Consulting Services, LLC Bonus Resources: Grief vs Depression Checklist, Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, Chronic Stress Resilience Building Exercise & A letter to the Post Pandemic Social Impact Leader Traditional definitions and paradigms of what it means to be an effective leader have been upended, some would say permanently, by this year’s multiple crises. Until now, psychological safety in the workplace was not viewed as a leadership imperative nor was its connection to the financial health of organizations well understood. Listen in on an in-depth conversation exploring what the ‘impact of everything’ has been on the well-being of those in the C Suite and their stakeholders. You will hear specific information on the symptoms and drivers of crisis-related thinking and behaviors that can jeopardize the longevity of leadership tenure and organizational sustainability. Recommendations will be provided to help leaders navigate the new, unfamiliar and uncomfortable demands impacting themselves and those they employ. See upcoming Nonprofit HR events www.nonprofithr.com/events

Nov 2020

1 hr 19 min

Speakers:  Emily Holthaus, Managing Director, DEI, Nonprofit HR Antonio Cortes, PhD, Senior Consultant, DEI, Nonprofit HR Beth Taylor Mack, PhD, Senior Consultant, Health & Wellbeing Innovations Melissa Phillippi, Co-Founder & President, Performance Culture Bonus Resources: Presentation Slides, Information Materials, Blog: DEI in Performance Management & Case Study from Performance Culture: A Performance Management Solution for Nonprofit Organizations How high on the scale would your employees rank their sense of belonging in your organization? It is not enough to assume that your employees feel connected and like they belong at work. The third-highest driver for voluntary turnover in organizations, 26.2%, was dissatisfaction and disengagement with current organizational culture according to Nonprofit HR’s 2019 Retention Practices Survey. Belonging is linked to increased job performance and can strengthen employee engagement. Understanding the extent to which your diverse staff feels a part of the culture is an important data set to understand. Listen in now and hear: - How to identify and address employee engagement differences based on employee demographic makeup - New ways that employees may expect to influence, engage and be heard in the workplace - How to create meaningful employee engagement practices aimed at fostering belonging

Oct 2020

1 hr 17 min

Speakers: Myra T. Briggs, CSC, CSSGB, Executive Search Consultant & Practice Leader at Nonprofit HR Antonio Cortes, PhD, Senior Consultant, DEI at Nonprofit HR Sophia LaFontant, CSP, Recruitment Business Partner at Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Transcript & Presentation Slides The 2020 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey revealed that 45% of respondents are prioritizing “attracting and hiring diverse talent” this year, across all demographics including race. But what will social-impact organizations need to look like to the “woke” jobseeker? And, will nonprofits be able to reflect the cultures of diversity, equity and inclusion that candidates are seeking when evaluating where to lend their time and talents? Listen in now and hear: - What other organizations are doing to attract and hire high performers of diverse backgrounds - How you “show up” as a welcoming and inclusive employer - How to identify and address racial bias in your screening, interviewing, hiring and onboarding practices - How to effectively communicate your organization’s DEI culture throughout the hiring process

Oct 2020

1 hr 18 min

Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, SPHR, President and CEO, Nonprofit HR Emily Holthaus, Managing Director, DEI, Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Transcript & Presentation Slides Are you struggling with discussions about how race, racism and racial equity show up in your workplace? You’re not alone. Nationwide, the civil unrest and renewed demands for racial equality have created new opportunities for organizations to thoroughly assess their approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Race is already a challenging topic for any workforce to thoroughly dismantle and discuss. Having those discussions as the nation is still recovering from the blows of COVID-19 make it even more challenging. Many HR leaders in nonprofits and other social enterprises are finding that they simply have not done enough to thrive in the current environment. Knowing why your organization wants to conduct racial equity work is critical to sustaining your mission, and creating safe spaces for your people to co-create a more equitable workforce and employee experience. During this discussion, we will talk about: • Nonprofit HR’s latest diversity practices reporting and key findings you should know now • How the recent protests and their impact on organizations are shaping our knowledge practices and sector-reporting • How these data can be used to better galvanize your organization’s readiness to convene necessary conversations on race • Critical steps needed to talk about race in the workplace

Oct 2020

1 hr 16 min

Speaker: Lisa Brown Alexander, SPHR, President & CEO at Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Transcript, Presentation Slides, & Total Rewards Considerations to Mitigate Inequities One-Pager Strategic workforce planning connects HR strategy to overall organizational strategy. It ensures that social impact organizations have the right people in the right place at the right time. However, only 5% of 2019 Nonprofit Diversity Practices Survey respondents initiated a diversity strategy due to less than optimal organization performance. Will this number increase in 2020? Some things we will discuss: How to assess and rework your workforce plan by using a lens of diversity and inclusion How to ensure your workforce planning practices leverage the full diversity of your staff How to create strategic workforce planning practices that reflect the workforce of tomorrow

Sep 2020

1 hr 13 min

Speakers: Yvonne Rivera, Director Talent Acquisition at Nonprofit HR Sadina Montani, Esq. Partner at Crowell & Moring, LLC Bonus Resources: Transcript, Presentation Slides & Virtualizing Your Recruitment and Onboarding Experiences one-pager The 2018 Nonprofit Talent Management Strategies Survey indicated a top priority of many nonprofits is to strengthen internal capacity around interviewing skills and practices. This means that nonprofits need to have nimble and efficient recruitment processes to compete for talent, and technology is a huge part of that talent acquisition equation. While video and new HR technologies for recruitment have made the interviewing process a lot more fun, these new developments have also added a layer of legalities that your nonprofit’s recruiters and hiring managers may be oblivious to, possibly exposing your mission to unnecessary harm. This webinar is for you if you know that your nonprofit has recently or will soon update its processes and technology tools for interviewing candidates. Listen now for immediate answers to your team’s and internal partners’ growing recommendations to incorporate more technology into your recruitment strategy. Plus, invite them to participate in the discussion to hear an update on emerging pitfalls first-hand.

Sep 2020

53 min 20 sec

Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, SPHR, President & CEO at Nonprofit HR Myra Briggs, CSC, CSSGB, Executive Search Practice Leader at Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Transcript, Presentation Slides & Nonprofit HR's Executive Search Strategy One-Pager Uncertain times aren’t a time for inaction. While it might not be the best time for permanent executive leadership decisions right now, considering shorter-term solutions to address more acute leadership needs could be an effective way to move your organization forward. Listen to this recording to learn the key benefits of hiring an interim leader in a time of uncertainty, the key success factors that every interim leader should have, and how to make the most of the interim engagement experience.

Sep 2020

1 hr 7 min

Speaker: Lisa Brown Alexander, SPHR, President & CEO at Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Survey Findings & One-Pager The results from Nonprofit HR’s 2019 Talent Management Priorities survey are in, revealing key trends for how organizations are managing their talent management efforts to achieve their missions. Among key trends are diversity recruiting, assessing culture, employee engagement, and implementing technologies for talent-focused initiatives. This is the third consecutive year that Nonprofit HR has conducted the survey of local, regional and national nonprofits and shared the results of their aggregate talent priorities. Join us for this webinar and learn where talent acquisition, total rewards, technology, performance management and learning rank for 488 organizations representing multiple missions, sizes and locations. Takeaways: Hear key talent management priorities, cultural trends, and retention shifts for the social sector in 2019 and beyond Discover where your organization stands in relation to national nonprofit talent priorities Learn how to align your organization’s talent priorities to help drive your organization’s 2019 goals Walk away knowing what these priorities mean to the sector at large and your organization in particular

Sep 2020

56 min 51 sec

Speakers: Danisha Martin, MBA, CSC, Executive Search Consultant at Nonprofit HR Heather de la Riva, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, Managing Director, Outsourcing at Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Transcript, Presentation Slides, & Recruitment Outsourcing Virtually One-Pager “It’s Not Just Working Remotely; Hiring and Onboarding Go Virtual, Too” is the title of a recent Wall Street Journal article that mentions Nonprofit HR! Organizations are making unprecedented decisions based on the “new now”. If your organization is seeking answers to continue growing your workforce and to ensure your people are supported and driving toward mission-critical outcomes, you’re in good company. Nonprofit HR continues to support the talent management needs of social impact organizations, nationwide, and we will share tips and options you can use during the pandemic and afterward. Register now and walk away understanding how to: Optimizing your employer brand Ensuring success in a virtual recruiting environment Leveraging best practices for virtual onboarding

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

Speakers: Lisa McKeown, Total Rewards Practice Leader at Nonprofit HR Eric Salyers, Senior HR Business Partner/Benefits at Nonprofit HR   Bonus Resources: Presentation Slides & One-Pager   Sweeping changes resulting from COVID-19 are imminent and will have short-and long-term impacts on all aspects of the global economy and workforce! Stay up-to-date on developments that will inform your organization’s decision-making about your employees.  Topic covered in this episode:  -“Families First Coronavirus Response Act“ -HIPAA & Coronavirus Messages to Staff about Cases in Your Workforce -Factoring the American Disabilities Act into all-things COVID-19 -Workers Compensation and Unemployment -Managing Leave and PTO -Using Telemedicine During Crisis Seasons -Pending Legislation & Regulations and, other topics

Sep 2020

58 min 36 sec

Speakers: Alicia Schoshinski, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, SWP, Senior HRBP & Knowledge Co-Lead at Nonprofit HR Lisa Smith, WLCPHR, Business Partner at Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Presentation Slides & One-Pager Whether your organization operates in one of the states that plans to relax social distancing restrictions in the near future, or plans to return to the workplace 30-60 days out, there are several critical re-entry steps to implement. The big question is how you can modify your operations to remain compliant, increase employee safety and ease their concerns about leaving home. Organizations will need to make many adjustments to successfully adjust to the new normal. Listen in and identify the factors your social impact organization must consider when developing a return to work strategy.   Focus on these key learning objectives during the discussion: Strategic workforce planning decisions that help identify who must return in order to effectively achieve your mission How to factor in when and how they return What changes are needed to your physical space, protocols and policies for this return Requests your employees may make before returning to work Ways of working that may have shifted at your nonprofit during this pandemic

Sep 2020

58 min 5 sec

Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, SPHR, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR Lisa Dinhofer, M.A., C.T. , “The Crisis Tamer”, Koden Consulting Services, LLC. Christine Allen, Ph.D., Workplace Psychologist/Executive Coach, Insight Business Works Bonus Resources:  Grief vs Depression Checklist, Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, & Chronic Stress Resilience Building Exercise The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our reality. Some of your workforce may be finding healthy ways to cope with concerns about their health, safety and jobs, while others may be experiencing grief, either due to the loss of a friend, loved one, co-worker, or death toll stories they are reading about. As employee grief continues to manifest itself in the workplace, leaders and HR professionals are faced with how to manage this among their staff. Listen in to better understand signs of grief, trauma and depression among your workforce during a crisis and how they can impact the achievement of your nonprofit’s mission. Gain insight into how you as an HR or organizational leader can help your employees cope during this difficult time. Learn how to better manage related performance issues, recommend helpful resources, and help build resiliency in your staff.  Increasing understanding of these issues and developing a strategy to address them as we prepare for our “new normal” are an important part of your talent management strategy in these unprecedented times.

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

Speaker: Lisa Brown Alexander, SPHR, President & CEO at Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Presentation Slides Culture was the #1 talent management priority for social impact organizations prior to recent COVID-19 developments. In fact, 74% of those who responded to Nonprofit HR’s fourth-annual talent management priorities survey indicated a high focus on engagement. Sixty-four percent selected culture management among the primary topics included in their talent management strategy/plans for the year. But for most businesses, including nonprofits, COVID-19 has changed everything! Still, your mission remains. Now more than ever, missions will need rely on their people to maintain their impact during this unprecedented crisis. How you treat them and how you lead during this unpredictable process will reshape your culture. Your employees are watching so get intentional about what and how you communicate through your policies, procedures, and priorities. If entrepreneurialism is one of your values, ensure your recent decisions empower your people to innovate. If transparency is valued, keep your entire workforce informed as decisions are made. If quality is a central value, account for quality control in your continuity plan. It all matters and even more so now. Not sure where to start? Listen and hear how mission-driven organizations can demonstrate their commitment to staff by:  Re-engaging leadership in upholding your organization’s shared values Fostering a climate of engagement in the midst of uncertainty Aligning your talent management decisions with established values Communicating critical decisions and need-to-know information with your team in a way that builds unity 

Sep 2020

59 min 28 sec

Speaker: Billy Shore, Founder & Executive Chair at Share Our Strength Bonus Resources: Resources for the Post-Pandemic Leader This episode featuring Billy Shore contains CEOs, executive directors and other c-suite executives at social sector organizations discussing talent management competencies needed post-pandemic leaders. Watch as they discuss what it means to operate through the with an engagement, equity and empathy - oriented mindset.

Sep 2020

38 min 32 sec