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Cultural diversity makes organisations work better. This tool shows you how

According to research by Deloitte, if just 10% of staff in an organisation felt more included, their attendance at work would increase by almost one day per year. Not only that, but employees who perceive that their workplace is inclusive also see the organisation as better performing – and this trickles through to actual organisational

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The big, unacknowledged health hazard for your organisation’s staff – and what to do about it

  Did you know that healthier staff are four times more productive? But the biggest risk to your organisation’s staff might be something you’ve given almost no thought to. The World Health Organisation says it’s the fourth-biggest killer on the planet, ahead of obesity. It’s the humble office chair – or more broadly, the physical

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Work health and safety for volunteers – how to keep your organisation and volunteers safe

- Sponsored Content -  As a not-for-profit organisation, it’s good practice to conduct a work health and safety (WHS) audit on a regular basis to ensure your organisation is meeting its duty of care to all your workers, and this includes volunteers. It’s important to apply a systematic approach to managing your WHS obligations for

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How do you lead effectively in tough times? Indispensable advice from Mission Australia’s CEO

From bank clerk to the head of one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, Mission Australia’s first ever female CEO Catherine Yeomans is responsible for 3,500 employees across Australia. With staff at Mission Australia providing services to thousands of the community’s most disadvantaged people – a challenging job that can result in high rates of burnout,

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Breaking the mould – women in leadership with Senator Janet Rice

Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice knows a thing or two about leadership. As part of the Franklin River blockade alongside Bob Brown and Christine Milne, she went on to become a founding member of the Victorian Greens. She has also worked in the not-for-profit sector as the first coordinator of Bicycle Network’s Ride2Work program before

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Have your say in the future of volunteer management

If you’re a volunteer manager in Australia chances are you know all about the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not-For-Profits. But, did you know that they’re currently being updated? It’s been 13(!) years since the National Standards were last reviewed, but Volunteering Australia and the National Standards working group have been undergoing a comprehensive

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Not-For-Profit People Conference: full program release

With the 2014 Not-For-Profit People Conference – on November 13 & 14 – just one month away, we’re excited to announce that the full conference program has now been released. We’re incredibly proud of the program this year – we’ve got more than 20 high-calibre speakers from both within and outside the NFP sector, and

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Volunteer, employee or contractor: It’s essential that you know the legal difference

Can you imagine a volunteer launching a $100,000 legal action against your organisation for unpaid wages? Can you say with certainty that your organisation’s policies and procedures would protect you from a such an action from a volunteer or contractor? This week, Liz Morgan, Senior Lawyer and Trainer with NFP Law shares some tips on

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Do you have a mentally healthy workplace? Here’s how to find out

Did you know that poor mental health costs organisations in Australia close to $11 billion dollars each year in lost productivity? For not-for-profit organisations, having a mentally healthy workplace is about more than dollars and cents, though. It’s about looking after the people who are making a real difference in our communities. At this year’s

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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