Recruitment

New NFP HR benchmarks: Organisations are spending more but reducing turnover. How do you measure up?

Are your organisation’s performance management and training up to scratch? How does your staff turnover stack up against like-minded organisations? Are you spending too much (or too little) on recruitment? A new benchmarking report from Nous Group has found that NFP organisations have increased their HR spend over the last three years, and have been […]

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Government backflip on welfare reform: Good news for NFP employers

NFP recruitment managers can breathe a (tentative) sigh of relief this week, after Employment Minister Eric Abetz backflipped on some of the government’s welfare reform proposals that would have potentially crippled recruiting for many NFPs. You may recall that the Abbott government’s proposed changes to the Newstart Allowance would have forced job-seekers to apply for […]

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One great way to reduce staff absenteeism by up to 80 percent

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 […]

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Four ways to recruit more women for the top jobs at your NFP

How many women are in the top roles in your organisation or on your board of management? A 2012 report from Women on Boards found that while up to 85% of community sector workers are female, there only about 60% in senior paid positions. From a volunteer perspective, despite volunteers in Australia having traditionally been mostly […]

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6 interview tips to find that perfect staff member

Last month department store Myer made the news for all the wrong reasons, after they hired Andrew Flanagan as Group General Manager of Strategy and Business Development. Mr Flanagan had applied for the job citing a great work history including being a managing director and vice-president with Zara, one of Myer’s rivals. Just one day into his […]

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How Google is changing the way people are recruited – and what NFPs can learn to do differently too

Nobody can dispute that Google is innovative. So when the technology giant turns its considerable data-analysis powers to the issue of recruitment, it’s worth taking some notice. Google hires about 5,000 new staff and receives over 1-million resumes each year, so they’ve been crunching data from tens of thousands of interviews to try to work […]

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