Posted on 30/10/2018 by Jo Hodge
Our latest non-profit salary, rewards and retention survey 2018 highlights the challenges that charities are facing in retaining top talent.
In a survey of professionals across the sector, 31% of respondents stated that their current role is not progressing their career and 84% stated that they are either looking for a new role or would consider moving for the right role.
Salary increases were seen across all job functions, ranging from 0.5% in supporter care, 1.9% in fundraising to 2.3% within marcomms & digital. Despite these increases, 50% had stated their salary had remained the same, with 39% stating they had seen little increase in salaries over the last year.
A higher salary remains the number one motivator for individuals looking for a new role, closely followed by a better work life balance and more interesting role.
There has been some improvement on the number of respondents that receive flexible working hours, which is still the number one desired benefit, however the actual percentage of the workforce that receive this remains low in comparison to other sectors. You can read our article on why charities need to offer better flexible working options here.
One respondent to the survey quoted “I think that for a sector that you would assume thinks the most about its employees there isn’t really much in the way of progression and movement in salary. I find that other sectors have more in place to ensure that staff have the right perks and stay motivated.”