Ping pong tables? Foosball? A beer fridge? Roving masseurs? These are some of the benefits that Silicon Valley-type startups spruik as exciting perks to attract employees.
But while trendy start-ups may have cornered the market on providing funky offices equipped with personal pastry chefs, are these perks really what your ideal candidates actually want in an NFP workplace?
Here are the top five perks that for-purpose jobseekers actually want from a new workplace.
For many people, talking about money with strangers can be difficult or even embarrassing at the best of times. But when it comes to job interviews, salary is something that’s difficult to ignore.
So for roles where the salary isn’t set by the government, what’s the best way to address ‘the elephant in the room’ and have the money talk with potential recruits?
Lawyers are warning that a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission should make employers “very cautious when attempting to classify their junior or low-paid employees as ‘award free’”.
While most employees in the NFP sector are covered by a Modern Award, if your organisation has previously assumed that some junior employees aren’t covered by an award, you’ll now need to reassess that – or potentially be faced with future underpayment claims.
When recruiting for your NFP, developing a great job ad is critical to attracting the best candidates for almost any role. But have you ever considered how the presence of a salary range – or lack thereof – could be affecting your applicants? According to one estimate, just 19 percent of Australian employers disclose salary in their job advertisements – and yet jobs that do disclose a salary range are more likely to be clicked on. Here’s what you need to consider.
Does your organisation employ fundraisers? A fundraiser or fundraising team are probably some of the most important staff in your organisation, potentially responsible for a large chunk of your revenue. But with headlines like ‘Charities’ fund-raising costs swallow millions in donations’, how much to pay your fundraisers can be a controversial question.
With women making up more than 80% of the community sector workforce, you might think that your NFP would be ahead of the curve in terms of female leadership. But while NFPs do generally fare better than the norm when it comes to hiring and supporting female leaders, research shows that there is still huge […]
You might have heard that the gender pay gap in Australia reached a record level last week, with women now being paid on average 19 percent less than men. And the gap is even bigger for women in management positions. Data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has found that women in management positions […]