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.
Did you know median staff turnover for NFPs in Victoria is as low as 16 percent per year? That means half of all NFPs record turnover of 15 percent or less. How does your organisation measure up?
Saying goodbye to great staff is never easy. And when the person leaving has ‘deep smarts’ – that is, mission-critical, experienced-based knowledge – it can be a particularly difficult blow.
In our last post, we revealed why an Employee Value Proposition, or EVP, should be a vital component in shaping your organisation’s HR policies.
In case you missed it, an EVP is the unique characteristics and benefits your organisation provides to staff in exchange for their skills, time and expertise.
It’s fair to say that most people working in the NFP sector aren’t primarily motivated by money. So what do staff get out of working at your organisation? Enter the Employee Value Proposition, or EVP – recognised as an effective way to answer this question.