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Emotional Culture Deck: a new approach to organisation culture through the F* word {*Feelings}

Workplace emotional culture has a significant impact on what it’s like to work at a given company. We believe that if you want to ensure that your change projects succeed, that your teams are engaged, productive, and resilient, and that your working relationships are marked by trust, empathy, and respect, you must pay attention to and understand your organization’s emotional culture.

Want a soup-erb way to bring people together?

By Julia Capon BEWARE, this is puns a-plenty, but carries a serious message. When we did our recent jobseeker survey 12% of people said they left their last job because of the lack of organisational culture. Work well-being is fast becoming a top priority for employees! We strongly believe that bringing people together for non-work […]

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Bring your volunteers out of the shadows

Volunteers are an important part of any non-profit organisation’s workforce. With so much emphasis on volunteer programs, here are some recommendations for implementing smart volunteer management techniques to boost volunteer retention and effectively manage your volunteer workforce.

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De-stressing the R-word

How should you deliver the message of redundancy to your employee? This article will discuss ways to minimise the stress caused for departing employees, support them in focusing on the future and reduce the risk of low morale across your organisation.

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How to hire on values

Your organisation’s values are the core principles that direct your team’s culture and priorities. In line with this, hiring employees based on these values helps you recruit employees that integrates faster and are more productive on your team.

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Capacity Building in 2021

The world and workplace is constantly changing. As an employer, you should not allow employees and their skills to cease to progress. Here are ways on how you can foster and build human capacity in your organisation.

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Collaborate, Merge or……

Some considerations for nonprofits who are figuring out how to survive this year through collaboration or merging. They can join together other organisations and take even bigger strides in improving their community and the world.

Do Good Live: Do Good Employer Obligations + What to Expect in 2021

Involved in people management and employment in your organisation? With everything going on this year, your legal obligations as an employer may not be at the front of your mind. But with 2021 on the doorstep, there are likely to be some big changes on the cards that will impact your organisation. In this Do […]

Do Good Live: A Living Wage + the Do-Good sector

An hourly wage of $22.10 is the current Living Wage rate for a worker in Aotearoa to meet their basic needs. Hitting this rate would be a big step towards reducing poverty and inequality which continues to hold back so many Kiwi workers, their families, and our economy. In this Do Good Live Chat, Julia […]

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The pitfalls of Employment Law and how to avoid them

Here are the common employment law pitfalls that organisations should be aware of and pay the most attention to. The better prepared you are for what lies ahead, the better positioned you’ll help your organisations thrive.

Setting salary video for employers

Here is a video to help small to medium-sized charities with DIY research to set the salary on a new job. In this video – I share my fave FREE tools – including how to use my free salary research template to document this.

Prepared for Good series: Grant’s Four Tips on Leading Through A Crisis

To continue our Prepared for Good series, I caught up with Grant Verhoeven (Sparked) a coach who supports leadership and team development. Here are his bite-sized insights on some of the leadership struggles people are facing during COVID-19, key tips to lead through this, and resources to support you to be a stronger leader.

Four ways to support staff to flourish

Learning new skills and ways of looking at the world keeps us engaged and alert. Humans are wired to learn. Remember that old saying, ‘Use it or lose it’? Turns out that applies to neural pathways too. The old-fashioned way of learning as an adult is to pay money to an expert and go off […]

Developing a better work culture

Organisational culture is much more than the values written in the employee handbook or on the poster outside the HR office. This is highlighted by one of my favourite quotes by Torben Rick that ‘Culture is the organisation’s immune system’  Whilst non-profits don’t always have the same budget for staff activities as large corporations, this doesn’t […]