You may well have missed it, but in December 2022 changes to the federal Sex Discrimination Act came into affect. The legal changes have been made to better protect workers from sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment in the workplace, and they impose some significant new responsibilities on every Australian employer, including every NFP organisation.
These are the seven new standards that the Commission expects all organisations to satisfy the positive duty under the Sex Discrimination Act, plus some advice on what to do next to make sure your organisation is compliant.
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.
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.
Working from home has revealed that employees can have it all and they don’t want to lose this privilege. A recent survey showed that almost half of employees would look for a new employer rather than give up the ability to work from home at least part of the time.
Here are four proposals for employers to stave off employee turnover during the return to in-person work.
Saying “great job!” is one of the simplest but most valuable things any leader can say.
What you choose to celebrate tells your team what is important to your organisation and helps them focus their energy on more impactful work.
Here’s how to better celebrate success in your NFP workplace to build a stronger, more motivated team.
To address systemic racism, many organisations are starting to create anti-racist diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) change agendas. Yet there is a wide chasm separating those organisations doing DEI work and those that are actually valuing the DEI work being done.
Here is a summary of a few key issues that Diversity Equity and Inclusion experts and their organisations currently face – and a “MERIT” framework for valuing DEI work, which accounts for both the objective and subjective notions of merit.