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Charity & Not-for-Profit Applicant Tracking System

Recruitment in the Charity & Not-for-Profit sector can be challenging, competing with other not-for-profit organisations and economic challenges. Understanding and addressing turnover rates, drop out rates in the application process and what channels generate the best hires is vital to your hiring success. 

Eploy's ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and Talent CRM is designed to help Charity and Not-for-Profit companies take control of their hiring processes.

What channels do charity & not-for-profit recruiters use for sourcing candidates?

What channels do charity & not-for-profit recruiters use for sourcing candidates?

Charity & Not-for-Profit organisations find a good mix of candidates from their website career pages for their open positions. Professional Social Networks - such as LinkedIn are also well utilised channels (82%) and Social Media also performs well - used by 74% of charity sector in-house recruitment teams. ATS/CRM/Talent Pool could see even better results with an increase in use as they have just 29% take up.

37% of organisations turn to agencies for help in filling their jobs, which is delivering results but can have an impact on a company's cost of hire.

Source: 2021 UK Candidate Attraction Survey

Which sourcing channels work best in charities & not-for-profits?

When we look at how the Charities and Not-for-Profit sector are succeeding with talent attraction the Sourcing Quadrant paints an interesting picture. Having a great careers site is one of the ways that is working to attract a decent quantity and quality of candidates. Other channels, like Specialist Job Boards, ATS/CRM and CV Databases are also delivering on quantity and quality of candidates. 

Agencies in this sector continue again to deliver a good balance of candidates. However, this will come at a cost to the sector. 

Source: 2021 UK Candidate Attraction Report


Which sourcing channels work best in charities & not-for-profits?
Levels of hiring in the charity sector for next 12 months

Levels of hiring in the charity sector for next 12 months

In the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector the levels of hiring in the next 12 months look set to rise according to 60% of respondents, with 30% expecting no change. 

When candidate sourcing it's important that there are simple, streamlined tools that allow for recruitment on the go for all those involved. That's why, with Eploy - as well as getting an award winning Applicant Tracking System, you get a dedicated hiring manager portal that's so easy to use your hiring managers will actually enjoy recruiting with it!

These handy downloadable checklists will help you to understand the needs of the various audiences involved with recruitment. 

Charity sector hiring challenges

Understanding Charity sector hiring challenges helps to put in place ways to address those challenges. It seems that this sector is experiencing the same main issue as others - candidate scarcity. Advertised salaries being lower than market average features highly as does building a diverse and inclusive workplace. As to be expected, this sector also continues to be impacted by disruption due to the pandemic. 

To collaborate better as a team on day to day activities, monitor your KPIs and really see the impact of your work, get a handle on your recruitment metrics. 

With Eploy you get complete recruitment analytics built in. You can create dashboards that measure and monitor, in real-time, every aspect of your hiring process.

Charity sector hiring challenges
The ATS with an award-winning Online Candidate Experience

The ATS with an award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Charity & Not-for-Profit organisations know that delievering a great candidate experience is vital in securing the best talent. It can transform your recruiting capability.

At Eploy we've worked with many organisations to provide the best experience for their online applicants, and with Eploy's Award Winning Candidate Portal (OnRec 2022 Award - Best Candidate Experience) you'll be off to a flying start.

Because Eploy is not just a recruitment management system, your candidate journey can be seamlessly integrated into your website, or dedicated careers site. Download the Eploy brochure and discover faster, smarter recruitment management software.

Eploy also integrates with leading products and services in recruitment technology. Whether you are looking to multi-post jobs through providers such as or charity jobs boards or connect Eploy with other external or internal systems, we can do that too!

...and award-winning Charity & NfP ATS projects

As well as winning awards for our software, we've helped our customers deliver award-winning recruitment solutions too.

Like Mencap, winners of:

CIPD People Management Awards

...and award-winning Charity & NfP ATS projects

Learning Disability Charity saves £145,000
and reduces time to hire


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We believe

Finding candidates who are the perfect fit for your roles is always challenging. Fortunately Eploy’s world-class applicant tracking system and recruitment software makes it much, much easier. 

Eploy applicant tracking system & recruitment software is precision-engineered to work on every platform and add value to every stage of the recruitment journey. We automate and simplify processes to attract, engage and employ candidates quickly. With a high degree of measurability, you can track costs and identify performance gaps accurately.

Our software is reinforced with market-leading mentoring and cross-sector expertise so you get training and support to achieve a powerful commercial advantage.