1)..Stop firing people for one
2).... treat people with respect
3)...actually make your employees feel welcomed and comfortable dont just put on a facade
It would be great if they would consider some full time positions and offer health insurance to those that have been with the organization for awhile. The job is wonderful and is very fulfilling but the income is at poverty level.
Most employees qualify for a Habitat home. That is the nature of non profits. Not much pay for non-executives.
Raising salaries and/or benefits would certainly help retain employees.
(Homes are sold, not given away. Income requirements must be under a predetermined amount in any market to qulify)
Dont be so negetive about people.. People cant advance when all you see is the negetive...
Answered - Volunteer Coordinator/Warehouse Assistant (Current Employee) - Portland, OR
Ensure that your hiring managers are being honest and clear during interviews for the job. I'm sure some people would like a slow, no-effort job like I had. I am not that kind of person and that's not how the job was described to me while interviewing.
Answered - Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee) - Greensboro, NC
Keep their promises
Answered - Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (Former Employee) - West Creek, NJ
Offer them easier tasks where they don't have to worry about getting hurt or teach them how to use the tools before you give them the task.
Answered - Project Volunteer Assistant (Former Employee) - Bridgeport, CT
Give their volunteer credit hours, or help them find a job through a recommendation.
Answered - VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) - Lancaster, PA
PLAN< PLAN<PLAN and execute the plan without constant shifting of workload, too much redoing of same work
Answered - ReStore Associate (Former Employee) - Festus, MO