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What’s shaping the community sector workforce? Have your say!

If you are a HR manager or senior manager working in the community sector the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) wants to hear from you! Between now and October 16th, the council is asking for input into how policy changes and service demand are impacting your organisation’s workforce. So if you’re: A community

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Five simple ways to conduct a better exit interview

The idea of opening yourself, and your organisation, up to criticism can be a bitter pill to swallow. But, as a human resources professional, whether you’re managing paid employees or volunteers, welcoming criticism can be a great way to improve management and organisational processes, and as a result reduce your staff turnover. One way to

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Avoid employee burnout by teaching your staff to say no

Often people mistakenly think that working in the not-for-profit sector is a great way to get work/life balance. While it’s true that ethical work can be more fulfilling than other sectors, the unique challenges that not-for-profits face can put many staff on a one-way track to burn out!  It doesn’t have to be that way. In this

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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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Not-For-Profit People Conference – first program released!

Things are starting to heat up for the 2014 Not-for-Profit People Conference. We’re excited to announce the first release of our program including some fantastic keynote speakers and breakout sessions over two jam-packed days. We will be joined at the 2014 Conference by: Sarah Robb, Head of HR, Google Australia and NZ – “Recruitment &

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Free Energy Saving Workshops – help make your office healthier and happier

Looking for a great way to empower your organisation’s staff to make an impact? Energy efficiency in the workplace can provide your staff with a healthier, happier, more sustainable work environment, while at the same time saving your organisation money. Uniting Care Community is one of Queensland’s largest NFPs, with 297 properties across the state.

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Government’s new plan for job-seekers could cripple NFP recruiting & HR

Last week the Abbott Government announced its draft plan for a $5.1 billion new national employment services system to commence from July 2015. Included in the plan was an expanded, mandatory Work for the Dole program first announced in May’s federal budget, which would require all jobseekers aged 18-49 to undertake up to 25 hours

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3 ways to improve your volunteer program from Australian Red Cross’ Roz Wollmering

Roz Wollmering manages 30,000 volunteers as the National Manager Voluntary Service at Australian Red Cross. Here, Roz shares some practical tips and inspiration for volunteer and human resources managers who have the challenging task of recruiting, retaining and motivating today’s volunteers. Roz Wollmering will be a guest speaker at this year’s Not for Profit People

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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