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[News] More than half of Alberta non-profits can’t find skilled staff: report

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A new report has found that flexibility and benefits don’t compensate for low wages in staff recruitment and retention at Alberta non-profits. 

Data relied on by the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations’ (CCVO) 2023 State of the Sector report, Facing the Storm, found that only five per cent of Alberta non-profits describe staff recruitment as easy or very easy, despite efforts to make workplaces more attractive by offering benefits packages, continuing education and workplace flexibility.

Emphasis on good leadership and a healthy workplace culture also proved ineffective at improving employee recruitment, said those who responded to the organization’s annual survey.

“That recruitment is a big challenge, but it isn’t incredibly surprising,” said CCVO CEO Karen Ball. 

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  • Date

    May 13, 2024

  • By

    Future of Good- Shannon VanRaes


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