When Trent Innes took the helm as managing director of accounting software company Xero Australia four years ago, their team numbered just 40. Now the company has grown to 400 employees and shows no sign of slowing down. For Innes, hiring for the right attitude is critical to the success of the organisation. So, how does he do it?
Finding the right person for your organisation can be tough at the best of times. But when the position’s field of expertise sits outside your own remit – like a tech role – finding the right match can feel insurmountable. So what do you do when you need to hire a tech person – but […]
On November 19-20, more than 500 NFP leaders, managers and HR professionals from across Australia will be converging on Melbourne for the 2018 Not-For-Profit People Conference. With more than 25 practical and inspiring sessions spread across two days, there’s something for everyone who’s passionate about attracting, managing, training or retaining the very best staff for […]
What happens when you take the feedback of clients, carers and community, and use this to inform the way you recruit your staff? It may sound fraught with challenges, but this approach is how primary health service organisation Star Health has structured its entire recruitment strategy, and to great effect. Together with staff, it’s the clients […]
Meetings should be short, sharp and productive. They should help get a job done efficiently and deliver a lot of value in a short period of time.
It’s here! We’re so excited to share the program for the 2018 Not-For-Profit People Conference with you – it’s only a month away now!
Struggling to get the number or quality of applications for your latest jobs? Have you considered whether your “employer brand” – the sum-total of how potential employees see your organisation – could be the problem?
Mark Puncher, founder and CEO of Employer Branding Australia works with organisations to present themselves to candidates in the most authentic way, and says it’s critical to approach candidates with a different message than one you might present to the public, to donors or to clients.
What can organisations do to ensure their casual workforce is engaged and willing to stay with your organisation longer?
Building resilience – the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, or stress – can help people continue to perform at work, even in challenging times.
Could you be missing out on a heap of incredible applicants for your jobs, just because people aren’t clicking through to your job ads?