Quarter of Canadian non-profit workers dissatisfied with job: report

New workforce strategies and structural change are needed to recruit and retain non-profit staff, according to experts.

Why It Matters

Non-profit employees are likelier to be unhappy and dissatisfied at work than those in the private sector. Precarious employment, inadequate income, and burnout all play a role and can lead to higher turnover rates at non-profit organizations.

People working in Canada’s non-profit sector are less satisfied in their jobs than their private sector counterparts, according to a recently released report. “When I looked at the results, they were quite striking in terms of just how much lower job satisfaction was in the non-profit sector,” said the report’s author, Steven Ayer.

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