Traditionally, not-for-profit organisations have focused their energies on the needs of their clients or issues, since they’re ultimately the reason for the organisation’s very existence.
But how can you be more deliberate about the ever-important staff experience – and boost engagement and productivity in the process?
As 2016 comes to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the year gone by – and what a year it’s been! We hope you’ve taken away some great ideas that made an impact in your organisation, and that have helped your organisation to make an even bigger impact in your community. We’re looking forward to […]
‘Human resources’ – what does that even mean? Regardless of what name you go by, here are eight pieces of advice to be the best you can, and get the ‘human’ back in HR.
Just this week, we’ve had floods in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania and cyclonic storms in South Australia. Natural disasters – whether floods, droughts, heatwaves or bushfires – are rarely far from the headlines in Australia. Which makes it all the more shocking that 25 percent of community organisations say they might need to close permanently after an extreme weather event, while half think they’d be out of action for at least a week.
That’s why the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) suggests that community organisations are generally ill-prepared for disasters and emergencies. To help address this, ACOSS has developed a toolkit to help community organisations measure and improve their resilience in such circumstances.
Office Politics: in most organisations they’re probably unavoidable. But when manoeuvring for power or influence becomes more important to staff or volunteers than your NFP’s purpose or mission, then organisational dysfunction is probably just around the corner.
When a group of people come together in a work context, the strategies and schemes they might employ to their own advantage can be difficult to stamp out. So what can you do as an NFP leader or HR professional to stop office politics taking hold?
With almost 15,000 employees, Facebook has some serious experience with office politics – and they’ve come up with five tactics that they’ve found useful in preventing politics taking hold and keeping their organisational culture healthy.
Everyone cares about the safety of kids. But making your organisation safe for children starts long before you bring on new staff or volunteers. From advertising and conducting interviews to performing background and reference checks, the safety of the children starts with your organisation’s core recruitment practices.
Does HR battle to be taken seriously in your organisation?
While professions like finance, legal and operations are almost always present at the leadership table, HR often fights to be treated in the same way in many organisations. Why?
A simple survey will tell you how staff feel about your organisation. But how do you want them to feel? And what can you do to create that change?
Over breakfast on 15 June in Brisbane and on 17 June in Sydney, EthicalJobs.com.au is proudly presenting ‘story activist’ Moya Sayer-Jones, who’ll be discussing how your organisation can identify and use stories to engage, inspire and retain your best people.
Restarting the recruitment process sooner than anticipated can be a real drain on resources, so it’s natural to respond by avoiding candidates whose CVs reveal a track record of job-hopping. But what things should you look out for to ensure you don’t miss out on a star recruit?
$50,000. That’s how much hiring a toxic worker could cost your organisation, according to a 2012 CareerBuilder survey.
While a 2015 Harvard Business School report is a little more conservative in its estimate of $12,000, the take-away is clear: toxic staff can cost your organisation dearly.