The unprecedented challenges of the pandemic have tested many NFP employees to their limits. So why have some been able to bounce back and carry on while others have struggled?
The answer may be resilience – a characteristic that gives teams the capacity to survive and even thrive in the face of adversity.
And the good news is it’s not an innate trait. It can be developed.
So you lost a superstar employee to greener pastures – perhaps enticed by a promotion, a salary increase or an opportunity to take a new direction or explore a long-held passion.
But now they’re keen to come back and you’ve just come across their updated resume in your applicant management system. What should you do?
Working from home has revealed that employees can have it all and they don’t want to lose this privilege. A recent survey showed that almost half of employees would look for a new employer rather than give up the ability to work from home at least part of the time.
Here are four proposals for employers to stave off employee turnover during the return to in-person work.
Saying “great job!” is one of the simplest but most valuable things any leader can say.
What you choose to celebrate tells your team what is important to your organisation and helps them focus their energy on more impactful work.
Here’s how to better celebrate success in your NFP workplace to build a stronger, more motivated team.
To address systemic racism, many organisations are starting to create anti-racist diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) change agendas. Yet there is a wide chasm separating those organisations doing DEI work and those that are actually valuing the DEI work being done.
Here is a summary of a few key issues that Diversity Equity and Inclusion experts and their organisations currently face – and a “MERIT” framework for valuing DEI work, which accounts for both the objective and subjective notions of merit.
Employers are gradually getting better at recognising the value of including neurodiverse people in their organisations, and information about accommodation strategies is starting to become more readily available.
That said, these accommodations aren’t helpful to workers if they are unable to land a job in the first place. Recruitment and selection practices can inadvertently negatively impact candidates with autism.
Some simple tactics can help lessen the likelihood of this happening.
Alongside skills, experience and ‘fit’ with your organisation’s culture, do you consider ‘mindset’ when you recruit new staff and volunteers?
When you hire people with a growth mindset, you are setting your organisation up to succeed further into the future.
Here are six growth mindset-focused interview questions that you can try in your next interview.
Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck has spent her life studying human motivation. She’s undertaken decades of painstaking research to understand why people succeed (or don’t) and what’s within our control when it comes to success and failure.
Typically skills and experience are high on the list of priorities during a recruitment process. But Dweck’s theory suggests that mindset may be an even more powerful determinant of both professional effectiveness and leadership potential.
Lack of sleep may be triggering the next workplace health crisis: almost four in ten Australians admitting they aren’t getting a good night’s rest.
Educating managers about sleep and its benefits is crucial to ensuring they can manage teams to deliver maximum impact to your organisation – and your clients who depend on them.
Interviews are an imperfect way to recruit new staff members at the best of times. But while interviews are not perfect, they remain one of the best ways to assess candidates for just about any job.
But interviews are only effective if you ask the right questions.