2021 has been another rollercoaster year for NFPs trying to navigate lockdowns, work-from-home, remote recruitment, vaccine mandates and the many other challenges a second year of COVID-19 brought us.
We hope that despite all of that you still had a good year and that the ideas we’ve brought you through the Not-For-Profit People Blog have made a positive impact for you and your organisation’s staff and volunteers.
As you look back on 2021, here are the ten posts you enjoyed the most.
One way organisations can avoid today’s so-called “Great Resignation” is to invest in building brands that are as compelling internally as they are externally. When leaders partner with marketing and human resources to explicitly align individual roles with an organisation’s inspiring brand purpose, organisations can transform an exodus of employees into an influx of talent.
Finding the secret to building high performing teams is every NFP manager’s dream but it’s a tricky business.
While there’s no perfect formula for the composition of a great team, the highest performing teams do have one key ingredient in common – psychological safety.
Compulsory COVID vaccination has been in the news lately and you may be considering what’s best for your NFP.
If you are an employer and thinking about a vaccine mandate for your workers, there are many things to consider.
If you want to go down that path as a last resort here’s how to do it ethically.
What are the most important things to consider when building an effective team? Experience? Communication skills? Resilience? The ability to play well with others? All important.
But there’s another potentially make-or-break measure that could have just as much impact on the success of your team – size.
Attracting and keeping top talent can be a challenge for not-for-profit organisations that can’t pay “the big bucks”. But often money isn’t the main benefit people are looking for.
Savvy NFPs can differentiate themselves and stand out as an employer of choice with better, more progressive leave policies that can help to support your team members at the challenging or important times in their lives.
Here are 12 different types of leave your organisation could consider offering.
Quitting is one of life’s big decisions. It takes an emotional and financial toll on the employee, their families and their co-workers. People want power over these types of big life decisions, aiming to have self-control over their circumstances and decisions.
But what happens when our colleagues quit? Are we more or less likely to quit? Essentially, is quitting contagious?
Multiple sexual assault and sexual harassment complaints from workers and staffers at Parliament House in Canberra this year have been a cautionary tale for many organisations on how not to handle a serious workplace incident.
Here are 14 best-practice recommendations drawn from the Foster report that can help to improve your organisation’s response should a serious work place incident occur in your workplace.
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?