The workforce shortage requires strategies that allow nonprofits to attract and retain talent when we might not be able to offer the highest pay. When offered the opportunity to work fewer hours for the same pay, many employees figure out how to work more efficiently. Less chatting around the copy machine results in higher productivity. While this opportunity is unlikely to be feasible in direct care organizations, for many office organizations and positions, it can work while still delivering on the mission. And the workforce shortage offers a great window to obtain Board approval for a shorter week/same pay. Come learn from Child Care Resources’ experience implementing a flexible 32-40 hour schedule.
Kelly Rosenleaf has over 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She has been the director of three nonprofits and has served on several nonprofit boards of directors. Her extended family has a long history of labor activism, a perspective Kelly brings to her personnel management work. She has a master’s degree social work and is a former member of Missoula’s City Council.
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