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Competing for and Keeping Top Talent: A Nonprofit HR Summit

Join us for a day-long summit presented by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Work for Good, and the brand-new Mission:Money, sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation.
 

If passion fuels the sector, then people are our engine. In this time of low unemployment, the competition for talent – and the costs to replace them – are severe. To sustain our organizations and mission impact, nonprofits should look after our human capital as carefully as our financial assets.

On September 28, join fellow nonprofit executive and HR leaders for this day-long event  – featuring a keynote panel, lunch presentation, and three breakouts – where experts will present strategies, tools, research, and guidance to help you compete for and retain employees.

 

AGENDA


8:00 - 9:00 am | Arrivals & Curbside Consulting

9:00 - 9:30 am | Welcome

9:30 - 10:30 am | Keynote Panel

  • Competing for Top Talent

10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Breakouts, round 1

  • What Nonprofit Employees Want: Leveraging employees’ internal motivations for loyalty and retention
  • The Leadership Excuse and Other Myths About Why Employees Leave: How to create an Employee Value Proposition that helps employees stick
  • Does the Way You Hire Create Turnover?

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch & Presentation

  • The Impact of Caring: The link between employees’ financial wellbeing and mission success

1:15 - 2:30 pm | Breakouts, round 2

  • Leveraging Retirement Benefits to Enhance Competitiveness & Employee Loyalty
  • Healthcare Strategies for Affordability and Quality
  • Creating a Benefits Portfolio that Works for Your Organization

2:30 - 2:45 pm | Break

2:45 - 4:00  | Breakouts, round 3

  • Leveraging Retirement Benefits to Enhance Competitiveness & Employee Loyalty
  • Healthcare Strategies for Affordability and Quality
  • Creating a Benefits Portfolio that Works for Your Organization 

 

KEYNOTE PANEL


Competing for Top Talent

You know who you need – but do you know what makes them join your team, contribute their best, and stay committed?

As the talent marketplace continues to tighten, nonprofit employers are navigating unprecedented human resource challenges. Retaining and competing for talent head the list, while “limited funds” will always be a top obstacle for nonprofits. That means attempting to compete by way of compensation is a losing battle for social entrepreneurs – no matter the environment.

So how can nonprofits attract, hire, and retain top talent in a highly competitive employer market? In this session, we will present three strategies that transform the way leaders think about talent challenges by focusing on the “why” that drives your organization’s people. With this new mindset, you will learn to create an Employee Value Proposition and an internal hiring engine, then orient leaders to the role of chief talent magnet.

Join our panel of top HR leaders as they provide insights that will help you compete for talent, no matter your size or budget.

Facilitator:
Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits and Work for Good

Panelists:
Marti Wolf, Chief Culture Officer at MailChimp
Dan Erling, CEO of Accountants One and author of Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time
Maria Elena Retter, Executive Coach and Leadership Consutlant at the Dash Group

 

BREAKOUTS, ROUND 1


What Nonprofit Employees Want: Leveraging employees’ internal motivations for loyalty and retention

Right now, nonprofit employees have a myriad of choices in terms of where to work. So why would they choose your organization? How can it become the workplace of choice? Work for Good’s recent study of staff attitudes toward work and values provides important insights into your greatest assets – your talented employees – and how you can align your employer brand with the values that resonate with and engage them. Think you can’t compete for top talent? Think again: You can attract top talent, inspire loyalty, and drive retention by leveraging the power of internal motivators.

Speaker:
Mary Bear Hughes, Senior Consultant at GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group
 

The Leadership Excuse and Other Myths About Why Employees Leave: How to create an Employee Value Proposition that helps employees stick

The best leaders tend to be good at crafting a vision and moving people and resources toward fulfilling it. While the CEO is a very important person, enduring performance is really driven at much deeper levels: It takes a leadership culture to drive long-term performance, which includes careful and continuous development of a values strategy that transcends a particular CEO or point in time.

Speaker:
Marti Wolf, Chief Culture Officer at MailChimp
 

Does the way you hire create turnover?

Even the largest nonprofits don’t have a lot of bench strength: When turnover happens, we often struggle to reapportion job duties, leading to a plummet in productivity and a less-than-optimal hiring decision. To make fill the role quickly, managers sacrifice the processes that result the right hire, effective onboarding, and retention. Of course, the tight hiring market only exacerbates this problem.

Fortunately, speaker Dan Erling has the answer. As in his book Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time, Dan will explain how your hiring process affects performance, culture, and effectiveness, as well as how to create a “Match” process that fits your organization’s mission and needs.

Based on work with and research into thousands of organizations, Dan illuminates the full cycle of hiring, from developing a job description through interviewing, making the decision, negotiating salary, and onboarding to ensure productivity and retention. This step-by-step process will give you a rock-solid and practical roadmap for hiring employees that stick.

Speaker:
Dan Erling, CEO of Accountants One and author of Match: A Systemic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time

 

LUNCH & PRESENTATION


The Impact of Caring: The link between employees’ financial wellbeing and mission success

With over 46 percent of all Americans living paycheck to paycheck, 46 percent of Baby Boomers feeling they are not financially fit to retire, and school loans at a nationwide total of $1.4 trillion, it’s not surprising that financial concerns are the no. 1 cause of workplace stress. In turn, that stress can lower an employee’s commitment to their organization and satisfaction with pay, increase wasted work hours and absenteeism, and even trigger stress-related health issues. In short, personal financial wellbeing is the business of every employer, including nonprofit employers. That’s why, every day, more employers are taking steps to ensure their employees have resources to address financial stress and ultimately improve their ability to deliver impact. This session will explore how SunTrust is changing the way employers think about stress, productivity, and the role they play.

Speaker:
Brian Ford, Financial Well-Being Executive at SunTrust Bank, and author of The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness.

 

BREAKOUTS 2 & 3


Leveraging Retirement Benefits to Enhance Competitiveness & Employee Loyalty

As competition for talent heats up, retaining your current employees and attracting talent is more important than ever. Employee loyalty studies show that, in nonprofits, candidates come for purpose and stay for pay and benefits. Studies also indicate that the no. 1 concern of Millennial workers is the fear that they will not be able to save enough for retirement.

Technological advances, an expense war among mutual fund companies, and innovative plan offerings from the industry have all changed how nonprofits small and large can leverage retirement programs to strategically compete in the war for talent. In this interactive session, Mutual of America experts will discuss:

  • Competitive benchmarking of employer-supported programs
  • Plan designs that support retention
  • Plan features that support employee satisfaction, and
  • Characteristics of successful vendor relationships that help organizations differentiate and enhance their benefits.

Speaker:
Tyrone A. Golatt, FLMI, Executive Field Vice President, Mutual of America
 

Healthcare Strategies for Affordability and Quality

You want to continue to offer valuable health benefits to your current employees, and you want those benefits to help you attract and retain quality employees. However, you also need to consider the cost-effectiveness of those benefits at a time when hefty rate hikes are the norm.

Smart nonprofit leaders understand that today’s top talent looks for more from organizations than a mere job and paycheck. Health plans offer peace of mind for employees and their families, and savings plans can help provide a level of financial security now and in the future. But selecting the right combination and level of benefits for your employees can be overwhelming – and most “do-it-yourself” plans become extremely expensive and difficult to administer.

Avoiding rising health care costs is nearly impossible, but you can learn about why they continue to rise and what you can do to manage costs for your organization and your employees. Join us as we learn strategies to increase quality while improving affordability from Marsh & McLennan Agency, a national leader in employer health strategies.

Speaker:
Parker Young, Client Development Executive, Employee Benefits at Marsh & McLennan Agency
 

Creating a Benefits Portfolio that Works for Your Organization

Being competitive and setting your organization apart as you bid for talent can be difficult, especially when you feel you can’t offer competitive benefits. In fact, benefits are often the deciding factor between taking a job or staying with an employer – however, most employers have a limited concept of “benefits.” In fact, benefits are not just medical insurance and PTO, and despite budget worries, most employers can greatly enhance their benefits offerings at little-to-no cost.

This session will provide a sneak peek into Work for Good’s ongoing 2018 national nonprofit benefits survey. The first of its kind in the country, this study will provide insight into what other nonprofit employers are offering to stay competitive. Our Work for Good experts will help you use these insights to learn how to create a benefits portfolio that employees value, and which can be used to attract the best talent.

Speaker:
Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits and Work for Good

 

Program Stats:

Date

September 28, 2018

Time

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Address

Georgia Power Headquarters
241 Ralph Mcgill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

 

Registration Details

GCN members $25
Nonmembers $100

 

Please complete a separate registration for each attendee.

We reserve the ability to restrict attendance to one person per organization should demand exceed capacity; nonprofit staff get first priority.

Need assistance with registration? Reach out to the GCN membership team at [email protected] or 916.678.3080.

MARTA: 
The closest station is Civic Center. More information on using public transportation here.

Parking 
Complimentary parking is available at Georgia Power.