Just a year ago, international NGOs (INGOs) were holding their collective breath as rumors circulated about pending deep cuts in international development and relief funding by the new administration. Organizations were sharing approaches to go “lean”, reorganizing and instituting cost cutting measures. As we start this new year, Humentum looks at the results of its recently published 2017 U.S.
As we start a new year, Humentum takes a look back at compensation and benefits in the sector and what organizations might expect in 2017. The demands on compensation dollars to retain staff and compete for new talent will likely test many organizations as they try to control one of their largest budget expenses: compensation and benefits. What’s ahead for salary increases, alternative rewards, and employee benefits?
Salary increases modest
As we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time to look at perennial issues that are top-of-mind for all of us in the development and humanitarian communities. One of these is staff care, an issue that Humentum addressed last year at this same time, in a blog entitled 2016—The Year the Needle Moves on Duty of Care.
Recent events in South Sudan, Turkey, and elsewhere serve as yet another reminder of the unrelenting threats to individual safety and security. Increasingly, international development and relief organizations have moved duty of care to a critical item on their risk register.
In the spirit of making resolutions, hopefully one that your organization has made this new year is to place safety, security, and staff care (known as Duty of Care) as a priority goal. While organizations care deeply about staff care and security, the evidence shows that for numerous organizations their sensitivity has not translated into tangible actions.