Although Big Brothers Big Sisters may be more recognizable and have a longer history than most associations, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t grapple with similar issues, such as volunteer recruitment. Using bolder and more modern messaging and branding, it hopes to bring in new mentors.
Recognizing that its members are dealing with ever-changing technologies and other shifts that will require them to think differently to remain relevant, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants introduced its Center for Innovation late last year.
It seems as though everyone is hiring these days, and talented professionals have abundant job opportunities. Amid heightened competition for talent, smart associations are adjusting their recruitment strategies, increasing their focus on retaining the staff they have, and looking at new ways to harness an effective team—even if everyone isn’t on the payroll.
When recruiting in a hot job market, “you have to get a little more creative,” says Tracy Hollamon, PRC, senior recruitment specialist at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Here are three ways she’s powering up hiring at ASA.
As industry leaders, how associations respond to sexual harassment matters—to the individual and to their community. Associations are facing challenging questions about how to set the bar for acceptable conduct in their field, enforce fair policies, and promote a positive professional culture that attracts the best talent.
Ensuring the safety of your event is important, but if a sexual harassment incident comes up at your event, due process needs to be considered as well.
Do your education offerings deliver what you want them to? If you're looking to reinvigorate your professional development program in 2018, current trends suggest that opportunities lie in assessing what you're trying to accomplish, harnessing data, rethinking content and delivery, and trying some unconventional approaches.
Should you license your association learning content to corporations? It could be a fresh revenue stream.
Leaders in the meetings and exhibitions industry are working with federal law enforcement officials to help organizations develop plans to prepare for and, if necessary, respond to security threats at their events.
The fact that a small business association has formed in Cuba might bode well for American associations to collaborate with Cubans.