While attracting great talent and reducing staff turnover is a persistent challenge in often financially constrained nonprofit organizations, there are solutions. The key is to think holistically.
Taking a holistic approach to talent management requires an organization to look beyond the day-to-day issues and crisis management that human resource teams naturally get pulled into, says Gregory Leet, senior consultant at Aspen Leadership Group. “It means taking a broader view to include the culture and values of an organization and ensure the staff aligns with its mission.”
Skills, expertise and experience are important. But equally important — or perhaps even more so — is whether individuals in the organization believe in and embrace the mission and truly support its culture and values. If there is a disconnect, the organization’s culture will be at risk, teams will struggle to work toward common goals, negativity will prevail, and energy will be wasted.
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