Knowing how a nonprofit goes through its hiring policy allows candidates to have a better sense of when they should expect to hear back about their application.
In “Managing a Nonprofit Organization,” Thomas Wolf wrote that the clearer an organization's policy is, the less chance there is for misunderstandings. He recommended answering the following questions in a job description:
- How are employees hired and is there a formal process with public notice required?
- Are current employees given first preference for a job vacancy?
- Is there an affirmative action policy?
- Is hiring done solely on the basis of competency and qualifications?
- Is every prospective employee allowed to see a job description?
- Is there an official training period?
- Do temporary or permanent part-time employees enjoy the same rights and benefits as full-time employees?
- How often are salary ranges and job classifications reviewed and by whom?