Encouraging your employees to cycle to work has huge benefits to both employees and organisations. In fact, as well as increasing employee mental and physical health and wellbeing, workplaces that support bike-riding employees can reduce absenteeism by up to 80%! Despite this, two thirds of Australians still rely on cars to travel to work every day. With Ride2Work […]
Would your organisation ever consider allowing your staff to choose their own job titles? How about an IT Manager who refers to herself as a “Digital Overlord” or your Director of Marketing becoming the “Director of Fun”? Sounds crazy? Well, that’s exactly what Make-A-Wish Foundation executives in the US decided to do after a trip […]
Often people mistakenly think that working in the not-for-profit sector is a great way to get work/life balance. While it’s true that ethical work can be more fulfilling than other sectors, the unique challenges that not-for-profits face can put many staff on a one-way track to burn out!
It doesn’t have to be that way.
In this four-part series, we look at The Heart Foundation’s ten point plan for preparing, planning and delivering an effective workplace health program. You can read part 1 here and part 3 here. In our last post we looked at preparing the ground for your new workplace health program by getting your leadership team on board, identifying […]
Looking for a great way to empower your organisation’s staff to make an impact? Energy efficiency in the workplace can provide your staff with a healthier, happier, more sustainable work environment, while at the same time saving your organisation money. Uniting Care Community is one of Queensland’s largest NFPs, with 297 properties across the state. […]
In this four-part series, we look at The Heart Foundation’s ten point plan for preparing, planning and delivering an effective workplace health program. You can read part 2 here and part 3 here. With more than ten million Australians at work for eight or more hours a day and over seven million working or volunteering […]
On January 1 this year, new national anti-bullying laws came into force across Australia which potentially create new challenges for all not-for-profit organisations. Do you understand the legislation? Has your organisation implemented policies to respond? Not-For-Profit People is delighted to present two new networking breakfasts in Sydney (Thursday 15 May) and Brisbane (Wed 14 May) […]
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 […]
Almost 80 percent of Australia’s community sector workforce are women, so when the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) surveys its members, it’s keen to know what motivates women at work. Last year a new section called ‘The Environment’ was added to CPSU’s annual What Women Want survey, to explore how work and home life […]