Human Resources

Human Resources and Personnel

Human Resource Specialist Sue

Your mission is your nonprofit’s north star: Your focus, your guidepost, and your goal. But small and medium-sized nonprofits are often faced with challenges that deflect your focus to business areas where you have little expertise such as human resources or payroll. Errors can have devastating consequences legally and financially. It makes sense to trust these tasks to professionals who are experts in the field of nonprofit Human Resources.

North Star NP can provide sensible, practical solutions to lower your risk and allow you to focus your resources on your all-important mission. Services include:

  • Payroll administration
  • Policy development and implementation based on your situation and culture as well as effective communication through an employee handbook
  • Designing and administering compensation systems including base pay, differential and incentive pay, overtime and benchmarking to relevant data
  • Designing and administering benefits such as paid leave, insurance, retirement and various employee services, as well as various benefits mandated by federal, state and local laws and regulations and the Affordable Care Act
  • Managing workers compensation claims and state unemployment
  • Creating and maintaining a compliant HR record-keeping system
  • Designing and administering an employee performance evaluation system

To recruit and retain the dedicated talent you need to meet your mission, we can also:

  • Write clear and complete job descriptions
  • Provide sourcing, recruiting, hiring and orientation services for a competent, committed and diverse work force, including pre-employment screening and testing