Professionalism used to be a trait human resources execs tacked onto a job description for good measure. It was never their first priority to find, say, a talented development director with more professionalism than competing nonprofits. So though professionalism was preferred and favored in nonprofit HR recruitment, it was never top priority.
Things are different now. Professionalism rarely finds its way onto a job description because it’s expected to come standard. Today, it’s crucial. The onslaught of social media makes the convergence of our personal and professional lives unavoidable.
The following article is addressed to nonprofit staffers struggling to balance their personal and private lives. Read it to inform your nonprofit’s HR approach—and for advice on showing professionalism on your own social media profiles.
Why You Can No Longer Separate Your Personal Life from Your Professional Life Online [Rosetta Thurman]