NFP People Blog

10 of the top candidate assessment tools – and how to choose the best one for your NFP

You’re undoubtably making good use of interviews in your organisation. But how about pre-employment tests?

In the age of “Big Data”, there are new tools emerging every day that use data collected from thousands – or millions – of people to show you how your potential hire compares across a variety of evaluation areas and metrics.

Given that different tools provide immense value in different areas and for different organisations, how do you choose between them?

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Top six lessons we learned at the 2017 Not-For-Profit People Conference

Another amazing Not-For-Profit People Conference under our collective belts!

It was such a pleasure for the EthicalJobs.com.au team to host over 30 speakers and more than 500 attendees over two days in November, to share ideas on recruiting, managing and retaining their staff and volunteers, and make some fantastic connection with NFP sector peers.

If you were there with us, we hope you’ve come away with some new great ideas to help you work better and boost your organisation’s impact.

Couldn’t make it to the conference? Here are five of the most memorable lessons we learnt – and would love to share with you.

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How “design thinking” can change the way your NFP works

Are teams in your organisation open to new ways of working?

While “innovation” may be something everyone says they love, when push comes to shove, convention and tradition – ‘the way things have always been done’ – often rules supreme.

That’s because innovation can be risky, unproven – and scary. But given that not-for-profit organisations deal with some of our society’s most important problems, the need to apply creative solutions in order to make an impact is even more important – particularly with a rapidly changing external environment and increasingly strained budgets.

Enter “Design Thinking”.

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5 things you’ll want to catch at the 2017 Not-For-Profit People Conference

On November 13-14, 500+ NFP leaders, managers and HR professionals from across Australia will be converging on Melbourne for the 2017 Not-For-Profit People Conference.

With 28 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 the NFP sector.

Here are 5 reasons you don’t want want to miss this year’s Not-For-Profit People Conference.

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How are smartphones affecting your staff’s performance at work?

Smartphone use is a relatively new office challenge, emerging with the rise of social media and the smartphones which make Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the rest accessible at any time, and in an instant.

But this instant access is changing the way our brains work, training us to constantly demand and expect updates from the external world, and potentially creating a constant distraction from the present moment.

That’s why this new research is worrying.

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