Latest from the NFP People Blog

What do you tell unsuccessful job applicants? Five ways to improve your game

What do you tell unsuccessful job applicants? If you’re like most organisations, the answer is probably: nothing. You might not even be emailing them to let them know they’re unsuccessful.

But consider that many of the candidates that you’re rejecting could be potential candidates for similar roles in the future! Communicating well with candidates through every step of the recruitment process will not only help your organisation’s “employer brand”, it can lead to higher quality applicants in the long term.

Here are five things to consider to make giving unsuccessful candidates feedback an easy and valuable process.

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Why walking or cycling to work makes your staff happier and more productive

In Australia, more than 9 million people commute to work every weekday.

New research from the University of Melbourne shows that the distance they travel and how they get there – car, public transport, cycling or walking – can significantly influence their well-being and performance at work.

So what can your organisation do to make active commuting easier for your staff and volunteers?

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How to make your staff happy

Every NFP wants their staff and volunteers to be happy.

Not just because research shows that happy staff are around 12 percent more productive (and those who are unhappy are 10 percent less productive) but because we care about the people we work with and want the best for them.

We can’t create a better world by making people unhappy.

So what’s the best way to tell if your staff are happy? And what should you do if they’re not?

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Three sources of staff burnout in your NFP – and how to tackle them

Burnout is a common problem in Australian workplaces – and in the NFP sector in particular.

Among the “most at-risk occupations” for mental heath claims, community sector workers – “social and welfare professionals” and “health and welfare support workers” – occupy two of the top five positions.

So do your organisation’s leaders recognise the role that your own processes might be playing in creating a high-stress environment?

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A free course in story-telling, for leaders in purpose-driven organisations

Far from being a soft, touchy-feely skill, neuroscience has shown that storytelling is a one of the most powerful tools a leader has. A great storyteller can weave a story that allows her to enter the minds of colleagues and change what they feel, to change what they think, to influence how they act.

Which is why the +Acumen platform is offering NFP leaders the chance to learn storytelling for free!

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Want to speak or present at the 2020 Not-For-Profit People Conference?

Great news: the Not-For-Profit People Conference will return to the Melbourne Convention Centre on 24-25 February 2020! If you’ve never joined us for a Not-For-Profit People Conference, you might not know that it’s Australia’s biggest event focused on how to attract, manage, train and retain the best people for the NFP sector. Each year for […]

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The 2019 people and culture trends NFP leaders can’t ignore

A new year – and hopefully a summer break – provides a great opportunity to reflect on the year that has been, as well as the year to come.

Looking ahead, the EthicalJobs.com.au team sees some evolving priorities for people and culture leaders at Australian Not-for-Profit organisations. Here’s a look at the top 5 trends we believe should gain your attention in 2019 as well as some tips to address them.

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Four new year’s resolutions you can actually keep

The new year is always a great time to start afresh, reevaluate the way you do things and set yourself up for success at work. That’s especially true when you work in the NFP sector, where (given the seriousness of what can go wrong) process and paperwork can be a particular burden.

But by February, a whopping 80 percent of resolutions will have failed. So what are you likely doing wrong – and, more importantly, how can you actually achieve your work goals this year?

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