We all know how important it is to feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment in our roles, but yet the importance of well-being and resilience is still overlooked and underestimated.
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the non-profit sector is struggling with recruitment and team retention – and of course there are several factors at play here including the pandemic, underfunding, and increased workload.
There are less and less candidates applying for roles, those that do are often underqualified or lack experience. Many employees have left the 9-5 in favour of going self-employed or found more flexible roles elsewhere.
So when you take into consideration the ‘mass exodus’, dwindling numbers of suitable candidates, and continual staff turnover – you get an extremely challenging environment (to put it mildly).
But does that mean you’re doomed?
Well, you can’t solve every issue that’s being played out here – but you can do one thing, and that’s improve team retention. How? By improving their well-being and resilience.
It’s clear that teams are having to endure more stress, longer hours, increased workload – under-staffed and under-resourced. It’s extremely tough as a leader right now, navigating between the rock and the hard place. But you know already, a happy team is an effective team – and one that stays!
So what can you do to improve retention?
Each of the above links to a post previously written on this very subject.
And let’s face it, no one expects you to tackle all of this on your own. Seeking professional support can work absolute wonders – I’m speaking from experience here.
When your team is happy, healthy, and thriving – they’re effective, they’re invested, they want to stay where they feel valued. People leave when they’re overwhelmed, undervalued, stressed, and facing burnout. You have the opportunity to recognise this and do something about it.
Recruitment is not only costly, it’s time-consuming and can be especially stressful. And of course, you’re still going to be recruiting but if you focus on retaining those wonderful folk you already have, it’ll certainly make a difference.
So I invite you to get in touch with us – we’d love to help.
We offer tailored training to suit your needs – training which is not only insightful and easy to implement, but also fun and brings the whole team together.
We also offer ongoing support which, at times like these, is really important.
Set your team up for success in 2023 – book your call today.