“Are we doing this right?”

We were sitting in a dimly lit coffee house, and the executive director and her chief operating officer were struggling with managing the employee experience at their nonprofit. They had a hundred questions and weren’t all that sure they were handling the human resource function appropriately.

Our coffees grew cold as we discussed the basics of employee management, from recruiting to hiring, performance management, creating and communicating new policies, employee engagement, benefits, termination, and everything in between. They soaked up everything I shared so that they could get HR right.

When I ask nonprofit organization leaders what their most valuable resource is, I am not surprised when they say their employees. No organization survives without its employees, but for nonprofits, employees are at the heart of their organization. They drive its success.

For the past five years, I have been working alongside some of the best non-profits in Middle Tennessee to help deliver their promise to the community. The ones that excel focus on not only the organizational mission but also the employee experience by creating well-thought-out policies and procedures, building effective best practices, and employee-focused strategies.

They are consistently asking, “Are we doing this right?”

My answer is yes if you are doing these five things.

  • Following and enforcing Employment Law
  • Developing and communicating well-thought-out policies and procedures
  • Recruiting and hiring your best people to be part of your team.
  • Properly compensating employees for their work
  • Building a welcoming workplace environment where everyone can thrive.

Bonus: Using HR Admin best practice

It was in that dimly lit coffee shop that the idea that would become The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists was first voiced: “How do I help nonprofit leaders be better at HR?” Great talent management is focused on helping employees excel in their jobs within the confines of the organization’s environment. And it starts with recognizing the role employees have in the success of the nonprofit organization.

If you want to learn more about Navigating the employee experience within a nonprofit organization, please join me for our new virtual workshop, The Nonprofit HR Toolkit: Navigating Employee Management, where we will provide you with an overview of managing the employee experience in their non-profit, from recruiting to hiring, performance management, employee engagement, termination, and everything in between. We will also discuss the applicable laws and regulations that nonprofits must follow to keep them and their organization in compliance.

You can also contact me at 615-461-0303 (john@johnthalheimer.com) and let me know how I can help you develop a great employee experience for your non-profit employees.

John Thalheimer

Guiding Excellence in the Workplace

The Nonprofit HR Toolkit: Navigating Employee Management

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CT

Virtual via Zoom

Participants will learn:

  • Measuring HR Success
  • Employment Laws: The Keystone of Organizational Compliance
  • The Foundational Documents of HR
  • Writing & Communicating Policies and Procedures
  • How to recruit and hire your best employees
  • How to build a Welcoming Workplace Environment
  • Reducing Your Turnover Rate
  • Proper Pay Practices for non-profits
  • Best practices to deal with harassment from a leadership perspective.
  • Creating Attendance, Time off, and Leave Policies
  • Managing Employee’s Performance
  • Best Practices to Terminate an Employee
  • HR Admin best practices (Documentation and Retention)
  • And much more…

Participants will receive the following:

  • The Ultimate Guide to Human Resources: Checklist Edition
  • Seminar Workbook
  • SHRM 5 Recertifications Credits

Who should attend: This workshop is designed for nonprofit HR professionals, managers, and executives looking to enhance their understanding and proficiency in HR functions.

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