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What Should Be On Your Non-Profit’s Schedule?

August 15, 2018 | 139 views

What Should Be On Your Non-Profit’s Schedule?

What Should Be On Your Non-Profit’s Schedule?

Managing a team of people is a big task. Add in various volunteer and contractor roles, such as is the case for non-profits, and that job just gets bigger and more difficult. As you start to juggle these moving parts, you need a process to keep everyone in sync and moving the ship together in the right direction. That requires putting the right tasks on the schedule. If you’re unsure of what belongs on your non-profit organization’s schedule, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a checklist to get you started.

 

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Getting More Out of Your HR Tech Stack?

August 8, 2018 | 295 views

Getting More Out of Your HR Tech Stack?

Getting More Out of Your HR Tech Stack?

Does this sound familiar? You do your research, test out new products, and decide on one or two to bring to your team. The goal is to make their lives easier and help them be more productive at work, but the introduction is met with a groan. Your employees seem averse to trying something new.

 

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Will Technological Advancements Steal Your Job?

July 25, 2018 | 514 views

Will Technological Advancements Steal Your Job?

Will Technological Advancements Steal Your Job?

Many people worry that apps, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will slowly chip away at their job responsibilities and may even displace them from their role entirely. Although futuristic sounding, with the influx of technology being used to simplify workloads, the concern is valid but not yet a reality.

 

Technology has been innovated upon to make life easier for professionals but that doesn’t mean that human input isn’t still required. To showcase this, let’s look at three areas of business where machines are entering the equation but not taking over work.

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What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

July 18, 2018 | 526 views

What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

You’ve probably heard of a marketing tech stack, but what about an HR tech stack? These are the tools that make your job more efficient. Better yet, these are the tools that let you get away from mundane tasks that eat away at your day, so you can get back to the creative, enjoyable parts of your job that you love.

 

So what should be in your HR tech stack? Here are four must-have tools.

 

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Is Summer Draining Your Employees’ Productivity?

July 11, 2018 | 599 views

Is Summer Draining Your Employees’ Productivity?

Is Summer Draining Your Employees’ Productivity?

School’s out for summer! Although that used to be good news as a kid, it’s now felt as more of an extra hurdle to cross for parents and employers alike. As more parents take off work to care for their children, employers are often left wondering how to fill the void and keep up the productivity momentum from months prior.

 

Sound familiar? If so, here are three ways you can boost productivity. Hint: it starts with offering flexible work conditions.

 

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How to Gather Feedback From Your Volunteers

July 3, 2018 | 790 views

How to Gather Feedback From Your Volunteers

How to Gather Feedback From Your Volunteers

In the business world, there’s something called the feedback loop. This loop is a systematic approach to gather opinions from people, use those opinions to make changes, and then start over again. It’s a cause-and-effect approach that enables companies to grow.

 

Your non-profit can benefit from feedback looping when requesting ideas and insights from your volunteers. Here’s how to make it most effective.

 

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Are You Being Too Transparent With Your Operations?

June 27, 2018 | 703 views

Are You Being Too Transparent With Your Operations?

Are You Being Too Transparent With Your Operations?

In general, transparency is seen as a positive in the workplace. This is especially true when it comes to HR tasks, like feedback on performance, scheduling expectations, and progress toward common goals. But is there such thing as too much transparency? Sure there is.

 

Here’s how to know when you’re being too transparent with your team and the potential downsides it can have.

 

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How to Better Understand Your Employees Needs

June 20, 2018 | 697 views

How to Better Understand Your Employees Needs

How to Better Understand Your Employees Needs

About a year ago, Amazon rolled out a program called Connections. This program prompts employees each morning to answer a single question. The questions range from how they feel about their manager to how they feel about the cleanliness of the bathrooms and cover everything in between. The goal? To give Amazon more information about how their employees think and feel while at work.

 

To employers, this sounds like a fantastic and easy way to gather information about employee’s needs without hitting the pavement and talking to each person individually. Although this program has serious potential, it can only work if it’s done properly.

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Turning Your Volunteers Into Social Advocates

June 13, 2018 | 856 views

Turning Your Volunteers Into Social Advocates

Turning Your Volunteers Into Social Advocates

If you’re tasked with raising money and getting people to your fundraiser events, you’ve probably faced this challenge before: Spreading the word about your fundraiser without spending an arm and a leg. It’s not an easy feat, but by using your volunteers to get the word out, you can have bigger success while spending less.

 

Give Gentle Reminders to Share During Events

Once a volunteer signs up to help at your event, you have her interested and connected to your cause. Tap into this motivation by asking her to share about your events. This is an easy way for your volunteer to give back and a powerful way for you to reach more people without investing in advertising.

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What Gen-Z is Looking For in an Employer

June 6, 2018 | 852 views

What Gen-Z is Looking For in an Employer

What Gen-Z is Looking For in an Employer

Move aside, Millennials. A new generation is entering the workforce and they’re coming in with new ideas for what they want out of their employers.

 

Gen-Z (or iGen or Post-Millennials) were born between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s. This generation has grown up with technology and social media, which means their perspective on life is vastly different than older generations. What does that mean for their desires from employers? Turns out, it might not be as different as you might think. Here are three things Gen-Z is looking for as they enter the workforce.

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