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Impact Opportunity had the chance to speak with the founders of The Equity Practice about their work and how managers play a critical role in determining work culture and mitigating bias in the workplace.   What is The Equity Practice? Alli Myatt, Pr incipal and Co-founder, The Equity Practice The Equity Practice focuses on helping people move beyond conversations about race to take actions for racial equity. We...
Several ingredients go into building strong nonprofit organizations. Given the potential of what the right people in senior leadership roles can accomplish, organizations need to invest both the time and resources necessary to attract and assimilate those leaders. When attracting senior leaders, organizations have the option to lead their searches internally (i.e., through personal networks, board, and staff) or to engage professional...
Virtual interviews, commonly conducted via video conference or other online communication platforms, are common for screenings and first-round interviews where the candidate and hiring entity are in different locations. This allows the candidate and hiring team to get to know one another while being respectful of the candidate’s time and other commitments, from family to their current work obligations, and without the costs associated...
The important work of making a successful hire is not complete when the candidate accepts the offer. Rather, the process continues through the new hire’s first 30 to 90 days as they manage the transition into the new role. This article describes the process of ensuring a successful transition for your new team member. You may also want to review Michael Watkins’s Taking Charge in Your New Leadership Role, A Workbook...
Reaching the point of extending an offer to your first-choice candidate is exciting. Below we provide some guidance on extending offers as well as a template for writing the offer letter. The combination of multiple interviews and reference checks should give you enough information to make a hiring decision. Though you will likely want to call a candidate by phone to extend an offer live, you also need to put the offer, with full...
This is a collection of sample questions you can use when interviewing a candidate for your organization. This list should be customized to fit your organization's and the role's needs.  Sample “beginning” questions: Let’s open up with your interest in this role and our organization – tell me more about that and why your feel your background and experience are uniquely suited to being successful here....
From writing a job description to conducting interviews to extending an offer, a disciplined, rigorous search process will mitigate the risks of hiring new employees for your nonprofit or mission-driven organization. This article provides step-by-step advice from recruiting experts to help you hire with confidence. Who should be on your team and how and when should they be involved in the search process? This depends on your...