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Seven great NFP recruitment videos for your inspiration

How do potential candidates feel about your organisation?

Your job ad is an introduction not just to a job, but to your organisation too. And if you want jobseekers to feel good about the work you do after reading your job ad, nothing beats video.

There are many NFPs out there creating fantastic recruitment videos — take a look at our favourites.

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How to have a conversation with employees about redundancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Beyond its obvious health impact, the economic impact of COVID-19 is huge. Many NFPs are unfortunately facing some of the toughest decisions in HR and recruitment — reducing work hours, standing down employees and redundancies.

These are difficult conversations to have, but there are some simple points to bear in mind that can ease the process for everyone.

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Free webinar: JobKeeper for not-for-profits and charities

JobKeeper Payment

The Councils of Social Service (COSS) Network is partnering with Professor David Gilchrist (University of Western Australia) for a focused, free webinar on the applicability and accounting for JobKeeper payments. This webinar will cover the key elements and considerations for applying for JobKeeper Payments for staff at not-for-profits (NFPs) and charities.

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How to make your NFP’s HR practices more impactful during the coronavirus lock-down

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly created significant challenges for all NFPs. In the midst of these challenges, HR teams can play a key role in helping to steady the ship, maintain employee performance and morale, and ultimately support your organisation to navigate the new environments.

So how can you ensure you’re supporting your organisation and colleagues during these challenging times? Here are four tips to help you maximise the impact of your HR practices and adapt to the fast-changing environment.

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Five ways to be a better manager while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

For many, working from home is the new normal and poses all sorts of new challenges. Anyone in a position of management has, overnight, lost many of the tangible aspects of doing their job – particularly the non-verbal aspects of communication and how we interact in space, in person.

It is essential that managers are attuned to the various personal needs of their colleagues at this time. Here are five tips to help managers put themselves in the shoes of their colleagues and take their perspective.

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How to approach an employee who may have poor mental health during the coronavirus lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty and instability that has the potential to exacerbate existing anxiety and depression, and contribute to the onset of new mental health problems.

Given this environment, understanding how to support people experiencing mental health issues is a pivotal part of guiding your team through these challenging times.

The Head of Operations People and Culture at the Black Dog Institute, Marian Spencer shares her tips for how you can spot the signs that a staff member might be going through mental health challenges, and what you can do to support them through it.

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