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  • HR and employment law

    Information and guidance on recruiting and retaining staff, and managing performance. Includes advice on employment law and templates for relevant policies and procedures.

  • How to successfully recruit to your organisation

    Whether you are recruiting your first paid employee, adding a new member to your team, or simply recruiting to a vacant position, recruitment is a vital part of any growing organisation. Although the idea may be a simple one, the investment in terms of time and money can be vast. Getting it right first time can be a vital way to save resources, and this guide should serve as a good basis to start your next recruitment campaign.  Note that this guide is intended as a brief document to cover some of the general aspects of recruitment.

  • How to adapt your HR strategy in tough economic times

    Adapting your HR practices in response to the current economic pressures will help your organisation remain cost effective, competitive and to exploit opportunities presented by adjustments to labour markets.

  • How to hire an interim manager

    Interim managers are independent business leaders or project managers who work in a range of disciplines and sectors. They are experts in their field; high-level performers with a track record of achievement. Years ago, it was mainly through force of circumstance that this resource existed but today, things are different. Changing lifestyle patterns, the support of new technologies and the desire for people to be their own boss are fuelling the supply side of this rapidly growing sector. Many talented people want to live their professional lives in this way and there are around 20,000 interims in the UK available for work. 

  • Recruiting and selecting your charity staff

    Recruiting an excellent candidate can transform an area of your organisation's work while recruiting the wrong one can mean lost opportunity, time, energy and resources.This course shows you how a well-planned and systematic recruitment and selection process can help you avoid costly mistakes and improve your ability to recruit the right person for your organisation.

  • How to work from home efficiently

    With long commutes and budget cuts, more people are working from home. But how can you make sure you do work and not watch TV? Last year I started working from home one day a week, so I wanted to share my tips. If you are new to home working, feel free to add your own.

  • How to protect your staff when merging

    This how-to guide will look at the practical issues that you will need to consider in TUPE situations. TUPE  is an acronym for 'Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations'.

  • How to find a mentor for charity staff

    Capacity building within a charity often starts with staff. Having the latest software isn't much use unless people know how to use it, and sending everyone on a course can get expensive fast. Here is how to plug the knowledge gap without breaking the bank.

  • 4-in-1 Managers' training pack

    Whether you’re a CEO, seasoned manager or looking for the next step up – this 4-in-1 managers’ training pack is for you. With more than 2 hours of video content with additional learning materials included, the courses cover everything from planning, implementing and evaluating your team’s work for the first time to improving your organisation’s effectiveness and competitiveness in this tough economic climate.

  • How to Organize a Team Building Event for Your Non-Profit Organization

    As every single devoted individual working within a non-profit team will confirm, any job of such nature is a reward of its own. People are eager to give back to their community and especially to those in need, so working in line with their values represents a true honour that cannot be associated with any price tag. However, these positions often come with emotional investing, organising complex fundraising strategies , and negotiating with potential investors at all times. While all of these are vital, every non-profit, much like every other business that operates in this hectic climate of ours needs to do its best to keep those eager, devoted employees. Not even to keep them present, but to keep them happy, productive, and motivated for all those challenges that lie ahead. Enter: team building! Here are a few tips on how you can use these events to your advantage and to help your teams bond and work better for the greater good of your community as well as your organisation.

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