Nonprofit Employment Essentials – Respect and Trust Rank Higher than Child Care, Diversity
|November 17, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Management|
What makes a job a fulfilling job?
What do nonprofit professionals expect from their organizations?
Are nonprofits meeting the needs of their employees?
During the summer of 2011, Professionals for NonProfits (PNP) surveyed employees and potential employees (those looking for jobs) in the greater New York City nonprofit sector on how they felt about their current job and what elements of employment they considered essential.
Essentials & Nonessentials:
Among the employment factors considered most essential, respondents listed respect and trust from management, a compelling organizational mission, a fiscally stable organization and competitive compensation packages in line with those offered by similar agencies. Least essential factors included staff diversity, child care, and casual dress codes.
In Need Of:
When asked to identify any essential factors that were currently unmet, the majority of participants were frustrated with office politics, with 74 percent claiming that internal politics interfered with their work, 66 percent reported that their employer did not offer salaries and benefit packages similar to other nonprofits, and 65 percent felt that outstanding performance was not recognized at their workplace.
The full report includes data on respondent demographics and perceptions of working in the nonprofit sector during the economic downturn. The Good Nonprofit Job Report – New York, as well as survey results from nonprofit professionals in New Jersey and Washington DC are available at the Professionals for Nonprofits website.
What are your “essentials” for fulfilling employment?