And how explaining jobs to children can help… Outside of the developmental disabilities field, who knows what a Direct Support Professional is? Almost no one. So, if a person looking for a job has no idea what a DSP is or does, is it possible for them to want that job? No.
Does Responsibility Scare DSP Job Applicants?
May 16, 2018
In my last post, I broke down the misconception that your organization is competing for employees with places like McDonald’s because of similar pay. Developmental disability organizations often added to that concern. What I heard was, “We’re competing with McDonald’s. The pay is similar, and you’re not responsible for someone’s life.“
Organizations helping people with developmental disabilities often feel like they’re competing for employees with anyone willing to pay $9–12/hour. But that isn’t true. Someone who will make an ideal Direct Support Professional is looking for something beyond a paycheck.
The Hidden Challenge of Attracting DSPs at Job Fairs
Feb 27, 2018
What’s holding back your developmental disability nonprofit from more Direct Support Professional applicants at job fairs? At job fairs, people are ready to apply on the spot. So why aren’t more people filling out your job application?
Motivate More People to Apply on DSP Ohio
Feb 05, 2018
Applicants have many opportunities available on DSP Ohio. Since your goal is to get more applicants, it’s critical to capture people’s attention.
How to Improve your DSP Ohio Job Posting
Jan 02, 2018
With so many openings for Direct Support Professionals, your organization needs to make the job posting as attractive as possible to potential applicants.
How to Motivate People to Support Your Nonprofit
Jul 27, 2017
When you write your non-profit’s mission statement, do you feel something missing? Learn how answering three questions (and understanding Batman) will make your mission more compelling and motivate people to help your non-profit.
Together is Better by Simon Sinek
May 10, 2017
If you need inspiration and have twenty minutes to read, this is well worth it. Don’t let the fact that this book is simple deceive you.