Put yourself in the shoes of a prospective member looking to join an association – what would be helpful to know on your career journey? What would keep an association top of mind for you? What benefits and elements would keep you going back for more?
Although millennials make up a significant portion of the workforce, a majority of them are hesitant when it comes to joining professional associations due to their individuality and tendency to second-guess established ideas. This keeps them from seeing the benefits of joining an association, so it becomes essential for membership managers and coordinators to promote the benefits that resonate with millennials values.
Since the beginning of this year, healthcare professionals within the nursing industry have witnessed dramatic shifts in the number of job posts and open jobs across all specialties. (1) Compared to 2019, the percent change in the number of nursing-related jobs posted decreased 28.2% from the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in early March to June 19th, 2020.
Most professional associations have some sort of a new member recruitment strategy in place. However, recruiting has become a little more difficult for associations affected by the pandemic, so the need to show immediate value is critical to attracting new members.
Having a diverse workforce can have many benefits when growing or improving your business. When a group of diverse professionals works together, different viewpoints and experiences allow for innovation and creativity to flourish.
Many organizations and businesses have been wondering when we can expect the economy to recover and what recovery is going to look like as time goes on. The answers to these questions will help organizations and businesses prepare and strategize for the future.
There are several options job seekers have when searching for a new job, their first job, or for a career advancement opportunity. Options range from massive job board providers like Indeed, ZipRecruiter and LinkedIn, to smaller, niche job boards like the ones Web Scribble powers for professional and trade associations. But as many can guess, the outbreak of COVID-19 has made quite the impact on job posting trends across all job boards and career centers.
Everyone has felt the effects of COVID-19 – especially job seekers that were searching before the pandemic hit and employees in industries that were hit the hardest. So what does this mean for your association’s members and job seekers?
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment – a rate of more than 13% according to BLS and government data. So what does this mean for associations serving the hardest hit industries? How do you move forward to support your members and advertisers during this time, and into the future?