The Human Resource Plan

Chapter 7 from Managing the Double Bottom Line

This chapter from "Managing the Double Bottom Line" help you establish the human resource requirements for your social enterprises, requirements often falling outside the realm of traditional development professionals, favoring functional skills acquired in the private sector over those of project managers, development generalists, or technical professionals in specialties like health, education, or emergency response.

Even professionals with experience in "income-generating projects" or "microcredit" often do not have the sophistication in financial and business management and strategic planning needed for a prosperous social enterprise. Striking a balance among staff members who possess both hard skills and share the enterprise’s social values can be challenging. Finding nontraditional development staff requires new recruitment strategies and incentive programs to retain employees.

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