Change can often make people feel stressed and uncertain of where they stand, which can lead to dissatisfaction, low morale, increased absenteeism and presenteeism – and, eventually, high staff turnover. It’s an issue that affects many organisations, with change often being a constant in NFPs. So how can you ensure your organisation can keep your staff on […]
Want to hear from some of Australia’s most successful NFP organisations on how they attract, train and retain the best staff and volunteers? Then you can’t afford to miss the 2018 Not-For-Profit People Conference! But if you need help convincing your manager before you can join us and hundreds of other NFP professionals on November […]
Collaboration isn’t just a buzzword – getting input and buy-in from your people can have huge benefits for a project and for staff too. Yet many organisations still rely exclusively on their HR function to establish their organisational values. Organisational values, by definition, affect every single person in the organisation, so it actually makes little […]
The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been a catalyst for high levels of change in Australia’s NFP workforce.
With greater empowerment and choice for NDIS participants has come greater demands on service providers and their staff.
In turn, old workplace structures, processes and practices have sometimes struggled to keep up with new demands for flexibility, responsiveness and client-centred approaches.
One innovative solution lies in equipping staff with the autonomy to make their own decisions.
Stress. It’s normal. Every one will feel it at some point, and individuals have their own stress triggers.
At the same time, workplaces have a duty of care to ensure they offer their staff a physically and mentally safe and healthy space in which to work in.
So what could you be doing to ensure that there’s a little less stress in the day for your team, and for yourself?
Employees at a New Zealand company behind an innovative trial of a four-day working week have declared it a resounding success, with 78% saying they were better able to manage their work-life balance.
An analysis shows that the employees working four-day weeks felt better about their job, were more engaged, and generally reported greater work-life balance and less stress – all while maintaining the same level of productivity.
Inequality, injustice, environmental destruction . . . things need to change in the world – that much is clear to anyone working in the NFP sector.
And to create the future we want – and need – it’s going to take leaders who can step up and “shape the future we want.”
A great fundraiser is (almost literally!) worth their weight in gold. That’s also why they’re notoriously difficult to recruit.
From face-to-face fundraisers to corporate partnership managers and every job in between, many NFPs rely heavily on the donations and grants brought in by their fundraisers.
So what can your organisation do to get on the front foot when it comes to hiring great staff in this field where demand far outstrips supply of experienced staff?
Spurred into action by the global #MeToo movement, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has announced a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says the global conversation about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has exposed the true prevalence of the problem and the harm it causes to individuals, workplaces and society.
Everybody disagrees, sometimes.
But despite disagreements being widespread in the workplace, they can often remain unresolved.
Simmering below the surface, unresolved conflicts can negatively impact organisational culture, productivity and staff/volunteer morale.
Enter the concept of “Conflict Intelligence”.