Performance reviews can be nerve-racking any time, but with charities in a slump that has gone on several years, nonprofit workers have been saddled with more work than ever, often without more pay--and sometimes with even less.
At the same time, employers are feeling squeezed by tight budgets and greater demands from their boards and the public.
What can employees do under such difficult circumstances to show they are doing their best? How can they justify less than ideal results when there is more need than they can handle? Should you ask for a raise while the economy and donations are unsteady? How do you bring up the topic? Should you gauge your staff using different criteria during hard times?
If you are an employer, how can you ease the strain of a performance review during these difficult times? How can you reward workers you value when you can't give them a raise?
Join us on Tuesday, October 4, at noon U.S. Eastern time for a live online discussion that will provide practical tips for you to have a successful annual review.
Lisa Brown Morton, chief executive of Nonprofit HR Solutions. As former director of human resources at the American Symphony Orchestra League and other organizations, she has more than 20 years of experience in personnel matters.
Gail McMeekin, president of Creative Success, a career coaching and consulting company, who has worked with nonprofits and their employees. She has designed performance-review systems and is the author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women.