Jackie Mead is the Director of People, Culture and Information Systems with Berry Street, an organisation with 1000 staff spread across Victoria and delivering a range of services to the state’s most vulnerable children and families. With such challenging clients, Berry Street has recently implemented a highly innovative health and wellbeing program to increase staff […]
The federal government has announced $6.6 million in funding for community organisations and employment services providers to “create innovative, sustainable employment projects for underemployed migrant and refugee job seekers through the Migrant Communities Employment Fund (MCEF).” The fund, announced by Minister for Employment Brendan O’Connor and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Kate Lundy, is the result […]
Dr Lois Frankel has become practically synonymous in the US with helping women succeed in work and life. Her book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, was a New York Times mega-bestseller that has been translated into twenty-five languages and sold a million copies worldwide. As president of Corporate Coaching International, Dr Frankel helps […]
Recruiting great staff to your organisation should be a pleasure. But when you are short on time and faced with a pile of applications to sort through, the process of selecting only a few to interview can seem overwhelming. Here are six easy ways to reduce the size of your pile of applications.
— Sponsored Post — Does the superannuation fund offered to your employees align with your organisation’s core values? A recent survey by Australian Ethical Super revealed that over 80% of Australians identified their superannuation as important for their financial future. Super is one of the biggest investments people will ever make, so it’s important […]
Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations. In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. Follow the links to part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. In part 5 below, we finish our series by looking the how you monitor your […]
This is a guest post from Jennifer Dulski – president and COO of Change.org, the world’s largest platform for social change. With 35 million users around the world, Change.org empowers people everywhere to create the change they want to see. In the spirit of Father’s Day (June 16 in the US), it seemed only fitting […]
Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations. In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. Follow the links to part 1, part 2, and part 3. Part 4 looks at what to do when you need to find new talent to fill your […]
In 2004 in Houston, Texas, neuroscientist Read Montague and his colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine did an experiment.
Taking a group of about 70 volunteers, Montague first gave them two unlabeled cups, one containing Coke, the other containing Pepsi. When questioned, almost all of the group said they preferred the Pepsi.
Montague then gave the same group two cans, each clearly labelled “Coke” and “Pepsi”. In what has become known as the “Pepsi Paradox”, the majority of the group now responded that they strongly preferred the “Coke” – even though both cans actually contained Pepsi!
So how does this relate to your NFP’s employer brand?
Are you a not-for-profit or social enterprise that’s been puzzled by an average response to a job ad? Since 2009, EthicalJobs.com.au has advertised thousands of jobs for ethical employers around the country, so we’ve seen a lot of good ads, and a lot of bad ads (no naming names though!) Having looked at so many […]