Employee Transitions

Changing of the Guard

In any business there will be transitions in staffing. People are hired, people resign and unfortunately sometimes people are let go. In addition, there are performance evaluations to be done and both positive and negative feedback to be shared. Each step of the path has implications that can have lasting effects on the organization. The tools in this section will help you navigate those paths with confidence.

Performance Appraisals

Leadership Evaluation Template

This worksheet can be used to evaluation the CEO for small to mid-sized organizations.

Setting SMART Goals

This brief handout reviews the concepts behind setting SMART goals.

Evaluating the Chief Executive

Use this sample process for CEO Evaluation and adjust it to fit your organization.

Sample CEO Evaluation - Basic

This quick and simple tool will provide a basic evaluation for your CEO.

Sample CEO Evaluation - Expanded

This is a more in depth tool for evaluating the CEO.

CEO Evaluation Sample Policy

Adapt this sample CEO Evaluation Policy to meet your needs.

5 Management Practices that Kill Creativity

The Leddy Group shared this article about what NOT to do if you want to foster creativity in your workplace.

8 Tips to Giving Better Performance Evaluations

The Leddy Group offers these tips to making your performance evaluations more useful for you and your employees.


Exit Interviews for Employees

Keep these tips and sample questions handy for your exit interviews.

Resignation Checklist

There are many things to be considered and tasks to be performed when an employee departs. Adapt this checklist for your organization.

Sample Resignation Letter

This template for a resignation letter can be adapted for immediate use.

10 Tips for Conducting More Valuable Exit Interview

Use these 10 tips from the Leddy Group to add meaning and value to exit interviews with departing staff.


Sample Timesheet

Adapt this sample time sheet to your organization's needs

Job Description - Leadership Position
Tips for More Effective Job Postings
Interview Questions with Scorecard

Doing a lot of interviews? Use this format to provide multiple interviewers the ability to rate specific items.

Email Template - Applicant Rejection

After making the cut, you may have a lot of - thanks, but no thanks - emails to send. Use a template to save time, then personalize as needed.

Phone Screening Template

Capture the ideas that you want to cover in a phone screening template.

Applicant Tracking Sheet

Get organized with this worksheet where you can capture key information about a large number of applicants.

Resume Screening Cover Page

Use this cover page to attach to resumes to capture the basic information.


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The Go Factor

In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist or resource to bring to your next board meeting.


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