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4 myths about redundancies – and how to ease a difficult transition for your staff

4 layoff myths – and how to ease a difficult transition for your staff

“Trust is built in drops and lost in buckets.”

These are the words of Didier Elzinga, CEO of Melbourne-based software firm Culture Amp, reflecting on his experience of navigating a difficult transition. Making staff layoffs can be a shock for any company, but the impact can be more profound in highly collaborative environments like the company Elzinga had built.

Here, Elzinga dispels some of the myths surrounding staff layoffs and shares his learnings on managing change, dealing with fear and more.

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Our top ten posts of 2023

Our top ten posts of 2023

It’s hard to believe 2023 is almost at an end already! We hope that the ideas we’ve brought you through the Not-For-Profit People Blog – and our NFP People Conference back in February, if you were able to attend – have been able to make a positive impact for you, your team and your organisation’s staff and volunteers. To wrap up the year, here are the ten posts you enjoyed the most in 2023.

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This ‘tick’ can help make your organisation more attractive to candidates

This ‘tick’ can help make your organisation more attractive to candidates

While the ‘war for talent’ is a terrible metaphor, in a time of record-low unemployment almost every NFP organisation is looking hard for ways to make themselves more attractive to the best candidates.

And with more than 10 percent of Australians identifying as LGBTIQ, a June 2023 survey of 5,474 people who identify as LGBTIQ across Australia and 12 other countries found that one-third were looking to move to a more LGBTIQ-inclusive employer.

One tool that can help you to attract more LGBTIQ candidates and volunteers to your organisation – and better retain your existing LGBTIQ employees and volunteers too – is the ‘Rainbow Tick’.

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How to onboard a new leader for your organisation

How to onboard a new leader for your organisation

Most NFP board members know that their most important responsibility is to make sure their not-for-profit’s leader has the support and tools they need to make the organisation thrive. Despite this, almost half of all surveyed NFP CEOs saying that they didn’t get a proper onboarding when they started their jobs.

But given that NFP boards are made up of volunteers it’s understandable that many organisations struggle in this area. So here are five recommendations to give a new leader the best start at possible at your NFP.

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3 things you can do to make your workplace more inclusive

3 things you can do to make your workplace inclusive

Fundamentally, an inclusive climate is a diverse environment within an organisation that values the contribution of all employees. It is a workplace climate where people with different beliefs, perceptions and observable characteristics are able to work effectively with others, feel valued, and have strong feelings of belonging within that organisational context.

This begs the question: How does an organisation create an inclusive workplace?

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Six simple steps to conduct a better exit interview

6 steps to improve your exit interviews

They say feedback is the breakfast of champions. But getting and actioning useful feedback from employees or volunteers isn’t always easy. One way to do this is the often over-looked, sometimes criticised, exit interview.

So if your organisation has been neglecting to do exit interviews – or if you’d just like to improve the way you do them – here are six steps to help do them well.

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Three things you urgently need to do to ensure your employee data is safe from cybercriminals

Keep your employee data safe from cyber criminals

Last month cybercriminals stole “highly sensitive documents like police checks, child support documents, pay negotiations, HR incidents, immigration sponsorship details, COVID vaccination credentials, tax file numbers, passports and licences” from employees of Pareto Phone, a supplier to many of Australia’s largest and most well-known NFPs.

With data breaches and cyberattacks on the rise, are you one of those employers who also doesn’t have appropriate systems to protect your employee information?

If so, we’re glad to be able to outline the key things that you should be doing today to protect your employee and volunteer data from cyber threats.

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Different types of job titles & how to use them effectively

Different types of job titles & how to use them effectively

You probably know that making a small change to a job title when you advertise a job can make a huge difference to the type and volume of applicants that you get.

But that’s just one of many reasons why making sure that every role in your organisation has the right job title is a key part of attracting the right people and aligning them with your organisation’s mission and goals.

This post looks at four things you should always consider whenever you’re deciding on a job title.

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