Health & Wellbeing

This ‘tick’ can help make your organisation more attractive to candidates

This ‘tick’ can help make your organisation more attractive to candidates

While the ‘war for talent’ is a terrible metaphor, in a time of record-low unemployment almost every NFP organisation is looking hard for ways to make themselves more attractive to the best candidates.

And with more than 10 percent of Australians identifying as LGBTIQ, a June 2023 survey of 5,474 people who identify as LGBTIQ across Australia and 12 other countries found that one-third were looking to move to a more LGBTIQ-inclusive employer.

One tool that can help you to attract more LGBTIQ candidates and volunteers to your organisation – and better retain your existing LGBTIQ employees and volunteers too – is the ‘Rainbow Tick’.

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7 ways managers can help employees take meaningful time off and avoid burnout

Managers can help employees take time out

Hybrid work has many advantages, but also challenges when it comes to maintaining connections required for trust and high performance. How do you foster engagement and motivation, while honouring your employees’ work life goals and time away from work duties? Here are seven habits managers can use to help navigate the challenges that employees face while taking time off from hybrid and remote work.

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How to address vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout in your workplace

how to address vicarious trauma compassion fatigue and burnout in your workplace

Vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout present significant risks for workers exposed directly and indirectly to traumatic content. The impacts can be both on individuals and on entire  workplaces with outcomes such as poor mental health, reduced productivity, increased absenteeism and high staff turnover.

Tara Hunter is the Director of Clinical and Client Services at Full Stop Australia. In the lead-up to her presentation at the 2023 Not-For-Profit People Conference, Tara spoke with us about how to address vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout in NFP workplaces.

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Leave policies that could make your NFP stand out from the crowd

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.

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How to respond to serious incidents in the workplace – best practice guidelines from the federal parliamentary review

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.

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How to build a more resilient team

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.

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Four ways NFP organisations can avoid post-pandemic employee turnover

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.

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How to help your team get more sleep

Lack of sleep may be triggering the next workplace health crisis: almost four in ten Australians admitting they aren’t getting a good night’s rest.

Educating managers about sleep and its benefits is crucial to ensuring they can manage teams to deliver maximum impact to your organisation – and your clients who depend on them.

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