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For nonprofits in 2013, staff size is expected to grow, with many organizations hiring staff to support new programs. Turnover rate is expected to hold steady.
These are among the findings of the Nonprofit HR Solutions 2013 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey. The survey, conducted since 2007, covers staff size and projected growth; recruitment strategies and budgeting; staffing challenges; and staffing resource management.
NHRS found that 40 percent of nonprofits say their staff size increased in 2012, and 44 percent plan to create positions in 2013. This percentage has steadily increased from 33 percent in 2011 and 43 percent in 2012. Only 7 percent say they will eliminate positions in the coming year.
This compliments another finding in the survey: 37 percent of nonprofits are trying to avoid staff burnout by hiring new staff to support new programs. This is compared to 29 percent in 2010. Organizations also are decreasing use of existing staff for new programs, 48 percent in 2013 compared to 57 percent in 2010.
When it comes to staff turnover, 87 percent do not anticipate overall turnover rate to increase in 2013, the same percentage in 2012. Turnover due to retirement or voluntary resignations also is expected to stay steady from last year, but respondents expect a slight rise in involuntary terminations. Details: nonprofithr.com.