Digital skills, digital people: The NFP challenge

Digital skills, digital people: The NFP challenge

This year’s 3rd Once-a-year Not-for-profit CEO Survey explores two themes faced by the NFP sectors in Australia and New Zealand: skills shortages and delivering in a digital environment. 

With unemployment in equally international locations at report lows and new expertise not readily available from overseas, there is a essential mismatch in between open roles and the experienced jobseekers desired to fill them. 

As expense pressures on wages and inflation take effect, preserving people today who may well will need to get higher having to pay employment exterior the sector is a genuine worry. 

Abilities and persons

Upskilling remains a prime priority for NFPs and more than the previous a few several years eighty p.c of CEOs have identified that digital teaching systems produce much better organisational tradition and staff engagement. Additionally, the greater part (58 %) say it is proving an productive expertise acquisition and retention tool. This is considerable, as 75 p.c of NFP CEOs believe that the competencies lack is impacting their organisation.

Seventy-7 per cent of NFPs have presented upskilling and training to assistance the workforce adapt to new technologies, a finding steady around the past a few decades. What has grow to be evident, having said that, is that tiny NFPs (with once-a-year revenue less than AU$500,000) are drastically disadvantaged in this region as opposed to more substantial organisations with once-a-year revenue above AU$3 million. Extra than fifty percent of respondents from compact NFPs noted that no techniques or training were delivered around the very last twelve months, in comparison to 88 % of their larger counterparts who did provide training.