“Trust is built in drops and lost in buckets.”
These are the words of Didier Elzinga, CEO of Melbourne-based software firm Culture Amp, reflecting on his experience of navigating a difficult transition. Making staff layoffs can be a shock for any company, but the impact can be more profound in highly collaborative environments like the company Elzinga had built.
Here, Elzinga dispels some of the myths surrounding staff layoffs and shares his learnings on managing change, dealing with fear and more.
If 2024 isn’t the year that “AI will change everything”, what will this year hold when it comes to people, culture and work in Australia’s NFP sector?
Here’s a look at the top 5 trends the EthicalJobs.com.au team sees shaping recruitment, HR and P&C leaders and teams at Australian not-for-profit organisations over 2024:
Last month cybercriminals stole “highly sensitive documents like police checks, child support documents, pay negotiations, HR incidents, immigration sponsorship details, COVID vaccination credentials, tax file numbers, passports and licences” from employees of Pareto Phone, a supplier to many of Australia’s largest and most well-known NFPs.
With data breaches and cyberattacks on the rise, are you one of those employers who also doesn’t have appropriate systems to protect your employee information?
If so, we’re glad to be able to outline the key things that you should be doing today to protect your employee and volunteer data from cyber threats.
Leaders overlook internal promotions at their peril. In a Pew Research survey, 63% of respondents who left jobs in 2021 cited a lack of advancement opportunities as a reason. And a 2022 McKinsey study noted that a lack of career development and advancement was the most common reason given for quitting a job. With that in mind, here are three ways NFPs can use career development to retain employees for longer.
Once you’ve hired great people, keeping them engaged isn’t always easy. But employee engagement is really worth focusing on. Here are the key steps for planning and running an effective engagement survey at your NFP.
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.
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?
So you lost a superstar employee to greener pastures – perhaps enticed by a promotion, a salary increase or an opportunity to take a new direction or explore a long-held passion.
But now they’re keen to come back and you’ve just come across their updated resume in your applicant management system. What should you do?
Alongside skills, experience and ‘fit’ with your organisation’s culture, do you consider ‘mindset’ when you recruit new staff and volunteers?
When you hire people with a growth mindset, you are setting your organisation up to succeed further into the future.
Here are six growth mindset-focused interview questions that you can try in your next interview.