“Higher absenteeism, lower productivity, higher staff turnover… as well as reputational damage”. They’re just a few of the issues arising from an alarming amount of workplace discrimination uncovered by the Australian Human Rights Commission related to pregnancy, parental leave or returning to work from leave. Fortunately, there’s a fantastic new website to address these very issues. Read more »
Even with the knowledge that training and development can have a massive impact on your staff and organisation’s performance, being able to invest time and money in it can still be a challenge for many NFP organisations. In this post we explore the big question of “how?” for NFPs that want to take the next steps. Read more »
It’s with much excitement that we release the preliminary program for the 2015 Not-For-Profit People Conference program! More than 25 leading experts will be sharing the latest ideas and best practices for how to attract, train and retain the very best people for the NFP sector. Will you be there to join the discussion? Read more »
Six dollars. That’s the huge return to not-for-profit organisations from each dollar they invest in staff training and development, according to a ground-breaking new report from the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact. Read more »
Over the last weeks it’s been impossible to miss the controversy of AFL player, Brownlow Medalist and former Australian-of-the-Year Adam Goodes being booed by football crowds – and the impact of the crowd behaviour on Goodes himself and on Australia’s view of itself as a mature, tolerant and diverse society. So what is your organisation doing to stop racism? And what more could it be doing? Here’s four ideas from the “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign. Read more »
Have you considered that almost every potential employee who considers applying for a job with your organisation will read through your website, and use it to decide whether to apply for the job or not? When EthicalJobs.com.au surveyed our community of ethical job-seekers in 2014, they told us that checking out a potential employer’s website was by far the most popular way to assess them. Read more »
In recruitment, the easiest thing to do is the same thing you’ve always done. But it’s always worth double-checking your selection process to consider what you could be doing better.
In this post, we look at extensive research which provides some excellent, and at times surprising, insights into what the most effective selection tools and recruitment processes are. Read more »
If you’ve hired the wrong person for a job, can you train and develop them to become the right person?
According to research by human resources firm DDI, for certain facets of work, training is just not a solution for poor hiring decisions. The solution rather, is taking the time to develop excellent recruitment processes in the first place. Read more »
A sudden resignation and the weeks that follow can be a disruptive time for any organisation, especially close-knit not-for-profits. Here are some key lessons to guide NFP organisations through this turbulent time, and the transition period that follows. Read more »
Whether it’s due to funding uncertainty, workplace challenges or personal burn out, even the most passionate and dedicated not-for-profit workers can lose their mojo.
So here are five signs that your staff might be disengaging, and five ways to reignite their passion. Read more »