Human Resources

How CanTeen developed an HR strategy that makes everyone accountable for success

HR strategy

Does your organisation’s HR strategy have contributions and buy-in from your whole organisation? The idea of collecting feedback from every single team or department in your organisation to shape your HR strategy might sound like a colossal challenge – or even  a waste of time. Yet this is exactly what youth cancer charity CanTeen has […]

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Everything you need to know about the Fair Work Commission’s decision on domestic violence leave

domestic violence leave

On 1 August the Fair Work Commission’s ruling that anyone working under a modern award is entitled to five days’ unpaid leave if they are affected by domestic violence came into effect – a welcome, and arguably necessary, development at a time when domestic violence has a firm place in the social conscience. In making […]

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A free course on People Analytics for purpose-driven organisations, from the experts at Google

Does your organisation sometimes base HR decisions on emotions, instincts or politics rather than data?

Every day, reams of data are created by your organisation that could help you make better people decisions. Decisions like: Who to hire? Who to promote? How to manage great staff or struggling staff? How to build high-performing teams?

But how do you turn all that data you’ve got – whether through CVs, staff surveys, or staff pay and performance data – into actionable insights? Here’s how.

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How to write clear and effective HR policies for your organisation

HR policies may not be glamorous – and they are definitely the butt of endless jokes – but that doesn’t make them any less essential to a well-fuctioning organisation.

It does mean that writing or updating your organisation’s HR policies and procedures can easily slip to the bottom of your to-do list.

But not making time to look at your policies can cost you and your organisation, in both dollars and hours. So here are five tips to help you write more effective HR policies in your NFP.

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Claiming a seat at the table: why and how HR should be playing a key role in your NFP’s strategic planning

Who’s involved in setting your organisation’s strategy?

Traditionally, HR wasn’t a part of the strategic planning process in most organisations. People considerations were more of an afterthought or a response to the strategy that was already set by senior management.

But in the rapidly changing Australian NFP sector, can organisations afford to leave HR expertise and perspective out of their strategic planning processes?

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