Although there are issues in the not-for-profit sector when it comes to recruitment, it’s often down to a gap in knowledge around the available options when it comes to recruiting. Other than the obvious, agencies, websites and papers that the sector has always relied on, there is a certain lack of clarity around what the options are.
Employment in the not-for-profit sector can be a rewarding experience whether volunteering or being paid, and although it is a growing sector, there are a number of issues that need addressing if the not-for-profit sector wants to continue to find and hire good quality and well suited candidates.
For many businesses, the level of service and support they give to their customers is something they pride themselves on to create a feeling of appreciation and an enjoyable experience. Treating companies in this way not only helps develop the brand, it’s part of it.
North Star is a housing association based in the North East of England who provides affordable housing in the Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire. The company recruits for a variety of positions around 15-20 times a year and currently employs over 100 members of staff.
We spoke to Katherine Walton, Head of People Services, at North Star who explained to us some of the reasons why they decided to use Vacancy Filler.
Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Their purpose is to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future. They are a progressive movement and work with businesses to drive change and develop an integrated approach to running a responsible business. As an organisation they recruit both internally and externally around 100 times per annum.
We spoke to Eirini, a Human Resources Adviser at Business in the Community about the recent partnership with Vacancy Filler.