‘Enlightened’ HR offsets low pay, job insecurity at non-profits

Building on people management skills can compensate constraints
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/12/2004

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espite the industry’s low pay and the lack of job protection, workers in the non-profit sector benefit from a number of progressive human resource strategies, a new report states.

“Clearly, funding constraints mean that non-profit organizations are not going to be able to compete on a salary basis. They’re not going to be able to offer permanent jobs,” said Kathryn McMullen, senior researcher at the Canadian Policy Research Networks, which sponsored the study.