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  • How to get the most out of your staff

    In the charity world, a lot of our attention is dedicated to our service users, supporters and funders. But what about those people who carry out the good work? Staff are an essential part of an organisation. The performance of your organisation is directly linked to the performance of those behind it. And when you support those staff, it also benefits the people they’re working in service of. Not to mention the wonders your support can do to staff retention – this ensures that you get to keep the most talented individuals who are passionate about your cause. So here are a few ways that you can support your team and bring out the very best in them…

  • Rewarding people equally

    Find out how to maintain morale and motivation by treating everyone fairly at work.

  • Improving staff loyalty

    How to build and increase staff loyalty with clear values, consultation and policies on equal treatment.

  • Delegation

    Delegating tasks and authority is a key professional skill for effective managers and helps you make the most of your time as well as developing others in your team.

  • How to go back to work after maternity leave

    You've been away from the office for a few months to take care of your baby. Processes and staff might have changed in the office, and you have changed. Here are some tips. Some tips might also apply to people who have been raising children and want to go back to work.

  • How to recruit to executive level posts

    Executive level posts are often challenging to recruit to.  They don’t have to be; proper preparation and a well planned, thought-through recruitment process will help increase your odds of a successful appointment.  We hope these steps will give you clarity and confidence around best practice for recruiting those at the helm of your organisation.

  • How to hot desk

    Your organisation might start hot desking for various reasons: culture change, building refurbishment, budget costs or improve flexible working. Hot desking is an organisation system where multiple employees are sharing a work station. For example, there are 100 staff for 80 desks. If this is familiar to you, share your experience by editing this article.

  • Charity and non profit CV template

    How to stucture and format your CV for a non profit or charity job.

  • How to demotivate, demoralise and disempower your team

    It is a pretty well-established fact that when it comes to keeping people enthusiastic, money is surprisingly far down the list of effective motivators! Which is good news for the non-profit sector, since we don’t always have a lot of it to throw around... Fat salaries and bonuses may improve people’s quality of life outside work, but they certainly won’t improve quality of life inside work. To keep people loyal, committed and performing to the best of their ability, we need to ensure that they are kept engaged and empowered. But there are still plenty of managers, if not organisations, out there that seem determined to minimise the effectiveness of their team.  So if you really want your staff and volunteers to be demotivated, demoralised and disempowered, then here is how to go about it...

  • A volunteering programme for older people

    CSV Coventry talks about the challenges and successes of running its community volunteering programme for older people.

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