We have developed guidance and practical steps for you to implement each of the ten areas of focus when creating an effective Safety & Wellness Program at your organization. The following guidance correlates to focus area number six: Adequate Staffing Levels.
Finding qualified candidates and retaining employees is a consistent challenge for non-profits—especially in the tough market we currently live in. There are many reasons why finding and retaining staff is difficult. Often times, organizations have to work under time constraints that don't allow them to recruit the most qualified candidates. Budget constraints and the market pressures also limit their ability to hire qualified staff and maintain salary budgets. However, maintaining adequate staffing levels at your organization can prevent employee and member injuries. Therefore, we have identified both short-term and long-term solutions to help organizations maintain staffing levels.
In order to determine what your organization's safety and staffing needs are, ask yourself the following questions:
Once you have evaluated the safety and staffing needs of your organization, some short-term solutions that you could implement are:
Changing the way that your organization maintains and recruits staff takes time. The following resources were designed to support you in implementing new strategies and practices at your organization that will help retain and hire the best staff:
The Impact of Organizational Culture
Read about the impact a positive organizational culture has on employee engagement, and how you can begin to build your own organization's culture.
The Importance of Impact Hiring
Impact hiring offers employers a new approach to recruitment, hiring and retention. Read about how you can implement an impact hiring strategy at your organization.
Building Pipelines and Career Paths
Read about how you can build a robust and diversified talent pipeline and develop a career-pathing program to structure how you put your pipeline into practice.
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