We believe the NGO Local Pay surveys are the best available choice for the international NGO and development community. The surveys offer an excellent value, and contain the information that organizations need most to effectively manage their reward programmes on a global basis.
Here are some more reasons why you should participate in NGO Local Pay:
- Surveys designed for your Community
NGO Local Pay surveys have been created with initial and continuing input from the international NGO community. The positions covered are based on input from clients like you. Our survey methodology was built, from the very start, to be effective in smaller, developing countries. We did not simply take the survey methodology common in Europe and North America and apply it to developing markets — we fundamentally changed it to work better, and deliver the reward information you need in developing markets.
- We Have THAT Country!
Our surveys cover over 140 countries in the developing world, including every country in Africa. No other survey has greater reach.
- Consistent Methodology
Other providers rely on local “partner” firms to conduct surveys in remote locations where they do not have a direct presence. Each partner has their own methodology, and each one is slightly different. Our methodology is exactly the same in every country, and the survey is conducted only by Birches Group staff (not partner firms).
- We Understand the Developing World
We have worked in developing countries for over 20 years, managing compensation, HR policy, job evaluation, competencies and performance management. All three survey sponsors, Birches Group, InsideNGO and People In Aid, have extensive experience working with NGOs and development organizations. We understand the nuances of how organizations operate, the challenges presented by the donors and funding bodies, and the unique constraints faced by all development organizations in the areas of reward and talent management.
- Flexibility and Reliability
Our survey solution is flexible to meet your needs. Pick one country or dozens; look at different mixes of compensation; look at percentiles at different market reference points — all built-in to the report. You can depend on the reliability of the data — Birches Group experts stand behind it to answer any questions you may have.
- Professional, High Quality, Useful Information
The NGO Global Survey is a high-quality product tailored to meet your needs. If you are “making do” with an old survey, another organization’s scales, or the famous “pass-around” survey (circulating a spreadsheet to peer organizations and filling it in), you’re missing an opportunity to improve your credibility with your leadership and staff.
- It’s A Great Value. Really.
The cost of a single country NGO Local Pay survey is just $595! This represents a significant reduction in price from the prior LiNGO surveys offered by the same Partners. The cost is very reasonable when you consider the depth of information provided in the survey. No other survey is available at such a low cost across so many markets of interest to the NGO community. Can you afford not to participate?
- The ROI Is Clear
By using an up-to-date, complete survey to measure your real market position and set your pay rates, you will be able to manage salary growth and improve retention of staff. The return on investment is clear — you can easily save multiples of the $595 survey fee in salaries and recruitment expense.
- It’s Not “Just a Survey”
When you sign up for NGO Local Pay surveys, you can participate in pre-survey and and post-survey webinars, to enhance your understanding of the survey process and the results, ask questions, and learn from others in the community. We are committed to educate our clients in the best techniques for using survey data and managing compensation. We are building a community of participants to share knowledge with each other and support colleagues in meeting the challenges of managing reward.
- Sponsors You Know and Trust
The three sponsoring organizations, Birches Group, InsideNGO and People In Aid are all committed to the NGO Local Pay Survey. From the initial pilot surveys (as part of the LiNGO project), all three organizations have been deeply involved and committed to creating a robust database for local staff salaries. The format, content, technology and survey team are all the same as what you’re used to from LiNGO. Just the name is changing.