Posts written by: James Clark

The Importance of Employee Satisfaction for Nonprofits

The Importance of Employee Satisfaction for Nonprofits

To put it simply, employee satisfaction is measure of how content, or satisfied, an employee is within their role and organization. Employee satisfaction is crucial for organizational success in all industries, and numerous studies have found positive correlations between high rates of employee satisfaction and organizational success. For this reason, executives in the nonprofit sector are looking for cost-effective ways…
3 Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review

3 Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review

In the past few years, several leading HR publications have discussed the downward spiral of the annual performance review. SHRM’s “Is the Annual Performance Review Dead?,” and HR.com’s “The Slow Death of Annual performance Reviews,” are just a couple of examples.  However, while many thought leaders and experts are quick to downplay the effectiveness of the annual performance review, seldom…
Things to Know Before NatCon 18

Things to Know Before NatCon 18

NatCon 18 is just around the corner and the excitement is high around the DATIS office. This year marks the eighth NatCon conference for DATIS, and this year’s lineup is set to be one of the best yet. With that said, we wanted to share some helpful information about NatCon 18 and National Harbor to make sure that all attendees…
3 Ways to Improve Interdepartmental Communication

3 Ways to Improve Interdepartmental Communication

We’ve all heard the famous saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” However cliché it may sound, it rings true in the context of an organization. For projects to go off without a hitch, managers need to make sure that all team members are on the same page, and be in constant communication until the project is complete. Communication is also…
Top 5 HR Metrics to Track in 2018

Top 5 HR Metrics to Track in 2018

Organizations are constantly measuring employee success by keeping tabs on specific performance metrics, assessing their quality of work, and monitoring their contribution to organizational goals. With that said, it is equally important to routinely observe HR’s productivity, and hold them accountable for the results they deliver. Like how sales professionals are responsible for meeting quotas, organizations should be setting measurable,…
The Evolution of the Chief Human Resources Officer

The Evolution of the Chief Human Resources Officer

Blogs and thought leaders are always discussing how HR is constantly transforming, and reminiscing on just how far HR has come. Just a couple months ago, DATIS released a blog titled “The Future of HR Positions” that highlighted the growth and potential of HR professionals, and how they’ve transitioned from administrative agents to influential members of boardroom decision making. With…
5 Tips for Nonprofit Recruiters

5 Tips for Nonprofit Recruiters

For recruiters and managers alike, there is nothing more satisfying than filling a vacant position with a qualified candidate that perfectly aligns with their organization’s culture. Vice versa, there is nothing more frustrating when they get it wrong. This is especially true for nonprofit recruiters, who fully understand the impact of a bad hire on their organization’s bottom line, productivity,…
The Value of Position Control for Nonprofit Organizations

The Value of Position Control for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations currently employ over 11.4 million workers in the United States, making up at least 11% of the country’s modern workforce. These numbers continue to rise as nonprofits continue to recruit and retain more employees. According to the recent DATIS 2018 State of Workforce Management survey report, 89% of nonprofit executives revealed that it was likely that their organization…
Digital Investment: Effectively Equipping Your Organization

Digital Investment: Effectively Equipping Your Organization

In today’s business world, organizations need to invest in themselves to keep up with their competition. We live in a time where executives are under pressure to continuously innovate their internal processes, and implement digital tools and strategies to modernize their workforce. Unfortunately, executives don’t seem too confident in their digital investment strategy. From our recent State of Workforce Management…
Common Regulatory Compliance Issues Facing Health and Human Services Organizations

Common Regulatory Compliance Issues Facing Health and Human Services Organizations

Regulatory compliance is the practice of conforming to and abiding by all laws, regulations, guidelines, and specifications relevant to a given organization. While all industries are faced with unique compliance obligations that must be adhered to, maintaining regulatory compliance is especially crucial for Health and Human Services organizations. Not only are the policies surrounding these organizations constantly changing, but the…