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8 best practices for managing volunteers

We put together some best practices for managing volunteers to help build their skills and keep your best people returning for years to come. 1. Create a volunteer handbook The handbook should include: • Basic organization policies • Employee guidelines…

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Support Corner: What is SEO?

Is it teen slang? A new premium cable channel? Some investment bank? In fact, SEO stands for search engine optimization and it’s integral to making sure your organization gets on the radar of interested applicants. SEO involves finding ways to…

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Setting up Interns to Become Full-Time Employees

Great interns can become great employees down the line. Promoting interns who've already proven to be a promising fit can also help your organization reduce recruiting costs. We explore some best practices for setting up strong interns on a path…

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Setting Expectations with Interns

Like setting expectations with your team and manager, it’s also critical to set expectations with your interns. A lot of expectation setting happens during the onboarding process (as we referenced in our article "Good Internships Begin With Good Onboarding"), but…

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Three Keys to a Successful Day of Service

We heard from a number of you in the iO Newsletter survey about how you’d like to see more articles about recruiting, planning for, and managing volunteers. The following article is the first of a few pieces we have planned…

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“Do You Have Any Questions for Us?”

After asking questions of your applicant, it’s typical to end an interview by asking if they have any questions for you. Generally, it’s a good sign when they have some prepared as it can show they are serious about the…

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Good Internships End with Good Offboarding

It’s hard to believe it’s almost August! With the end of the season in sight, many of you will be winding down your time with interns. You may have read our article, “Good Internships Begin with Good Onboarding,” about bringing…

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Real Talk with Your Boss, How to Do It

Providing and receiving feedback is an important part of your career development. Those we work closest with can have unique insights on what we do well and what we need to work on. Peer to peer feedback between colleagues, however,…

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