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SEVEN KEY LEADERSHIP ROLES NONPROFITS WILL NEED TO SUCCEED
By Sarah Matsushita
Transformations in the Canadian labour market will re-quire
changes in the way organizations hire workers.
Thirty-six per cent of employers in Canada have dif-ficulty
filling positions due to lack of suitable talent,
ManpowerGroup Inc. found in their 2017 Talent Shortage
Yet in the nonprofit sector, a new report from Nonprofit HR
found that 64 per cent of organizations do not have a formal
strategy for recruiting employees and 56 per cent have no plans to
start. Added to this pressure is the fact that in the next five years,
about 60 per cent of nonprofit leaders plan to retire, according to
a 2013 survey of the nonprofit sector by the Ontario Nonprofit
Attracting and retaining leaders is especially challenging for
the nonprofit sector, due to less competitive compensation pack-ages,
workload and stress, limited room for advancement and a
low profile in the broader community.
So, do new graduates and aspiring leaders have the right
leadership skills to succeed in their careers and do nonprofit em-ployers
know the kind of people they need for the future – and
have the pipelines to find them?
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