Penelope Burk: Recruiting Talent

Recruit from within. Save yourself major training costs. Say yes to informational interviews.

Recruit on your website. Keep it short, sweet and engaging. Don't post a million-page long job description that implies that the job is impossible to do (even if it is!) Share exciting stuff, e.g. flexible work hours, unusual/beautiful work environments, etc. Share what is the best about your organization when it is at its best.

"If that doesn't work, try poaching."

In the development sector, employers are the one competing, and must try harder to lure the best fundraisers and to provide a work environment that keeps them on board.

Click here to see all posts from Penelope Burk's talk. In addition to talent management, she shared some great donor relations gems.