NFP People Blog

How to make your staff happy

Every NFP wants their staff and volunteers to be happy.

Not just because research shows that happy staff are around 12 percent more productive (and those who are unhappy are 10 percent less productive) but because we care about the people we work with and want the best for them.

We can’t create a better world by making people unhappy.

So what’s the best way to tell if your staff are happy? And what should you do if they’re not?

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Three sources of staff burnout in your NFP – and how to tackle them

Burnout is a common problem in Australian workplaces – and in the NFP sector in particular.

Among the “most at-risk occupations” for mental heath claims, community sector workers – “social and welfare professionals” and “health and welfare support workers” – occupy two of the top five positions.

So do your organisation’s leaders recognise the role that your own processes might be playing in creating a high-stress environment?

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A free course in story-telling, for leaders in purpose-driven organisations

Far from being a soft, touchy-feely skill, neuroscience has shown that storytelling is a one of the most powerful tools a leader has. A great storyteller can weave a story that allows her to enter the minds of colleagues and change what they feel, to change what they think, to influence how they act.

Which is why the +Acumen platform is offering NFP leaders the chance to learn storytelling for free!

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The 2019 people and culture trends NFP leaders can’t ignore

A new year – and hopefully a summer break – provides a great opportunity to reflect on the year that has been, as well as the year to come.

Looking ahead, the EthicalJobs.com.au team sees some evolving priorities for people and culture leaders at Australian Not-for-Profit organisations. Here’s a look at the top 5 trends we believe should gain your attention in 2019 as well as some tips to address them.

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Four new year’s resolutions you can actually keep

The new year is always a great time to start afresh, reevaluate the way you do things and set yourself up for success at work. That’s especially true when you work in the NFP sector, where (given the seriousness of what can go wrong) process and paperwork can be a particular burden.

But by February, a whopping 80 percent of resolutions will have failed. So what are you likely doing wrong – and, more importantly, how can you actually achieve your work goals this year?

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The posts you loved the most in 2018

What a year 2018 was for the team at EthicalJobs.com.au: We helped thousands of employers connect with purposeful candidates, hosted over 550 people for our our sixth annual Not-For-Profit People Conference, and published almost 50 NFP People posts with the best advice you’ll find anywhere for NFP leaders, managers, volunteer managers and HR professionals.

We’re pretty sure you had a busy year too, so to kick 2019 off, we thought we’d share the posts from 2018 that you found most interesting and useful – in case you missed them.

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How data can help you to improve your employee experience

HR data can help inform employee experience

– Sponsored Content – Digital transformation is on the minds of executives at all types of for-profit organisations, and NFPs are faced with the same critical decision on how to evolve from manual processes to a completely digital organisation across all functions, including HR. Technological advancements are often discussed through the lens of workforce planning, […]

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