Many in our community provide often unseen informal care, with the majority of carers being female, over the age of 45. Many of these invisible informal carers are also juggling employment.
COVID-19 is an opportune time – NFP employers have a unique chance to protect the physical, emotional and financial well-being of their carer-employees through creating a carer-friendly work culture.
2020 has seen fires, an ongoing climate crisis, a global pandemic and now an emerging economic crisis as the real unemployment rate heads above 13 percent.
It’s enough to make even the most resilient NFP staff member feel stressed, anxious, worried and potentially burned out. So as a manager or HR professional, what can you do to help your staff – and yourself – avoid burning out?
It has long been recognised that all work and no play is likely to lead to less productive, dissatisfied workers.
Besides making working lives more enjoyable, there is strong evidence that fun in the workplace packs a powerful punch in terms of organisational benefits.
Fun in the workplace is highly subjective. So how can NFPs create a suitably pro-fun culture and environment?
As Victorians bunker down for the strongest restrictions seen yet during the pandemic, it’s reassuring to see governments stepping up to support employees as much as they can.
With things moving so fast, here are four government supports that are now available for staff and volunteers at Victorian NFPs that you – or they – might not know are available to get through this tough period.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to work from home, often in less than ideal circumstances.
Having tried it, many employees anticipate they will continue to work from home, and value employers who encourage it.
So if your employees decide to continue working from home after the pandemic, is it good or bad for their health in the long run?
As a manager, you play a critical role in creating a mentally healthy workplace. This is through the people you directly supervise, and as a leader influencing others within your business. Your staff, in particular, will look to you for leadership, guidance and support. Whether or not your workplace currently sees mental health as a priority, there are many things you can do as a manager to contribute.
Many Australians are starting to head back to their workplaces as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Here are four strategies you can use to help your staff transition back to the workplace.
Beyond its obvious health impact, the economic impact of COVID-19 is huge. Many NFPs are unfortunately facing some of the toughest decisions in HR and recruitment — reducing work hours, standing down employees and redundancies.
These are difficult conversations to have, but there are some simple points to bear in mind that can ease the process for everyone.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many organisations working from home. While this will save lives by limiting the transmission of COVID-19, it also poses significant challenges for employees’ wellbeing.
Here are four research-backed ways that NFPs can promote employees’ health and wellbeing during this crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty and instability that has the potential to exacerbate existing anxiety and depression, and contribute to the onset of new mental health problems.
Given this environment, understanding how to support people experiencing mental health issues is a pivotal part of guiding your team through these challenging times.
The Head of Operations People and Culture at the Black Dog Institute, Marian Spencer shares her tips for how you can spot the signs that a staff member might be going through mental health challenges, and what you can do to support them through it.