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.
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?
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to work from home, often in less than ideal circumstances.
Having tried it, many employees anticipate they will continue to work from home, and value employers who encourage it.
So if your employees decide to continue working from home after the pandemic, is it good or bad for their health in the long run?
Research shows that managers matter. Employee engagement is linked to productivity, quality (fewer errors), lower turnover, less absenteeism and theft, and fewer safety incidents; and guess what: 70% of employee engagement is accounted for by team managers.
In 2008, Google set out to understand why managers are so important, and what makes a good manager.
COVID-19 social distancing restrictions have fundamentally changed the way we work, live and interact with one another. The pandemic has also transformed how HR professionals plan and conduct recruitment activities.
Whether you’ve been actively recruiting through the last few months or not, remote recruitment will continue to be an essential skill for HR and recruitment professionals into the future.
So after months of remote recuiting, what lessons have you learned to help your NFP recruit and evaluate candidates remotely for the future? Here are a few of the best we’ve collected.
Employees want more feedback. Gen Y employees in particular, want constant feedback. Managers however are often reluctant to give feedback if they fear that what starts as a rational conversation may degenerate into an emotional one. Even managers trained in coaching have admitted to being reluctant to tackle employees seen as abrasive or aggressive.
Here are some simple guidelines to help managers achieve positive outcomes from difficult conversations.
As a manager, you play a critical role in creating a mentally healthy workplace. This is through the people you directly supervise, and as a leader influencing others within your business. Your staff, in particular, will look to you for leadership, guidance and support. Whether or not your workplace currently sees mental health as a priority, there are many things you can do as a manager to contribute.
Have you considered the role could your organisation could play in taking important steps forward in the national reconciliation movement?
A Reconciliation Action Plan can help your organisation turn good intentions into positive actions — helping to build higher trust, lower prejudice, and increased pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Many Australians are starting to head back to their workplaces as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Here are four strategies you can use to help your staff transition back to the workplace.