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‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’: How to keep HR relevant in challenging times

Who could have predicted that 2020 would be such a challenging year for so many people and organisations, right across the world?

Challenging times can bring out the best and the worst in organisations, but whatever the impact of the pandemic for your NFP, having an HR team – or person – that has the confidence and trust of the your staff and volunteers is critical.

So how can HR professionals stay relevant during challenging times?

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Are you or your teammates burned out? Here’s how to tell, and what to do about it

2020 has seen fires, an ongoing climate crisis, a global pandemic and now an emerging economic crisis as the real unemployment rate heads above 13 percent.

It’s enough to make even the most resilient NFP staff member feel stressed, anxious, worried and potentially burned out. So as a manager or HR professional, what can you do to help your staff – and yourself – avoid burning out?

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Even during a pandemic, your organisation can be a fun place to work. Here’s how

It has long been recognised that all work and no play is likely to lead to less productive, dissatisfied workers.

Besides making working lives more enjoyable, there is strong evidence that fun in the workplace packs a powerful punch in terms of organisational benefits.

Fun in the workplace is highly subjective. So how can NFPs create a suitably pro-fun culture and environment?

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How to conduct an effective performance review remotely

For most in the NFP sector, 2020 has brought new experiences of working remotely. That means all sorts of processes will need to be adapted for those staff who work remotely – including performance reviews.

So what does an effective performance review look like, done remotely in the middle of a pandemic?

Here are some essential elements to consider as you plan performance reviews for your staff working remotely.

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Victorian NFPs: Four COVID-19 supports for your staff that you might not know about

Government COVID-19 support for your staff

As Victorians bunker down for the strongest restrictions seen yet during the pandemic, it’s reassuring to see governments stepping up to support employees as much as they can.

With things moving so fast, here are four government supports that are now available for staff and volunteers at Victorian NFPs that you – or they – might not know are available to get through this tough period.

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A free, ready-made, expert training course for your NFP’s managers, direct from the experts at Google

Most NFP organisations realise just how important having great managers is to the success of their organisation – and they should also have a pretty good idea of what makes a great manager.

So the goal is clear. But as a senior leader or HR manager, how do you get your organisation and its managers to that point?

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Two national NFP surveys your organisation should contribute to

2020 NFP Sector Surveys

Australia’s NFP sector is an important part of our society and our economy – employing more than 10 percent of all working Australians, but massively under-represented when it comes to inputs into government decision-making and policy-making.

Can you help change that? Here are two surveys of the sector that will help inform policy-makers about the critical issues affecting the sector, and support ongoing advocacy on behalf of the sector’s interests – and ultimately, for the interests of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

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