We often think of turnover, or employee separations, in a negative light. Especially if you’ve ever had to go through the process of hiring; you know it can be an added burden when you already have so much to do.
But what if you thought of turnover differently?
When losing an employee, you face an opportunity. You can take a look at the position and see where you can actually make your nonprofit better.
1. Re-evaluate the role. Is the job description really meeting all your needs for that role? Or should you restructure it?
2. Do you need more diversity? This could be an opportunity to fill the position with a candidate that will bring more diversity to the team.
3. Find a replacement that brings new skills or a fresh outlook. Even though you lost an employee, it doesn’t mean the next person has to be the same. Everyone has unique skills that they can offer. And now could be the time to get someone who is even better for the job.
4. Evaluate whether it’s time to promote somebody from within. Providing employees the ability to grow in their career will make them more loyal to their job, and it also gives you the option to do some succession planning. Who might be a good fit? Try nurturing them and giving them more responsibility. You’ll find that most employees step up to the plate!