Nonprofit executives cite budget constraints and inability to find qualified candidates as the biggest challenges in hiring team members.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
Production Solutions and PS Digital, in partnership with Fundraising Success magazine announced the release of the first annual 2013 State of Employment for Nonprofit Organizations survey shedding light on employment trends and challenges in the fundraising and nonprofit marketing arenas.
“It’s a tight market for employers and our survey tells us that only 33% of employers offer a formal training program for new hires,” said Greg Albright, Partner, Founder and Chief Communications Officer at Production Solutions and PS Digital. “Our industry has to stay ahead of the curve – or at least keep up with it – if we are to remain competitive in the ever-changing landscape of marketing and fundraising. We hope that the industry starts to invest more in training and professional development.”
Analysis of this year’s survey results has been captured in a new infographic that appears in the October edition of Fundraising Success magazine and on a special website: http://info.productionsolutions.com/surveyinfo. The survey of more than 250 nonprofit executives reveals not only the recruitment and retention issues facing nonprofit employers, but also highlights some of the creative and low-cost solutions they are taking to stop the drain of great talent and attract new qualified candidates. The findings of the survey that are illustrated in the infographic include:
- Nonprofit executives cite budget constraints and inability to find qualified candidates as the biggest challenges in hiring team members.
- Nearly 70% of those surveyed are offering flexible schedules as an enticement to talented candidates as part of their hiring strategy.
- Almost ½ of nonprofit employees are permitted to telecommute.
- Nonprofits are creating new titles to address employment challenges in their organizations. The top three new positions are: Development Coordinator, Senior Marketing Positions, and Development Coordinator/Grant Writer
About Production Solutions and PS Digital
Located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, in the National Capital area, Production Solutions is one of the nation’s largest production management and program execution firms offering print, digital and integrated independent marketing solutions and strategic support for a wide variety of agency, nonprofit and commercial clients.