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The painful days of discipline are over: Creating a culture of positive discipline

Written By: Denise Lloyd
September 17, 2014

Does the thought of holding a discipline or dismissal meeting with an employee or volunteer make you break out into a cold sweat? Check out these tips on how to proactively create a culture of positive discipline at your organization.

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution?

Written By: Veronica Utton
August 21, 2014

Additional training may not always be the best approach to addressing a performance management issue.

Strategic onboarding delivers engagement, retention, results

Written By: Deborah Legrove
August 6, 2014

Make sure your onboarding process for new staff is done right with these tips that take you right through the first year.

Human Resources Q&A: What I do on social media is not my employer’s business!

Written By: CharityVillage
May 21, 2014

If your organization has social media accounts, a social media policy is a must.

Making time for time management: Five secrets from productive people to increase efficiency

Written By: Anna Spady
May 14, 2014

Try these proven time management tricks to help you make the most of your day.

Human Resources Q&A: Is social media on your radar?

Written By: Veronica Utton
April 23, 2014

Far from being a time waster, social media can help immensely in your day-to-day work - especially if you are the sole HR professional at your organization!

Midcareer and going nowhere: Finding meaning and challenge in the nonprofit sector

Written By: Susan Fish
April 17, 2014

If you've paid your dues but are growing frustrated at the lack of leadership opportunities in the nonprofit sector, you're not alone. Read on for tips on how to find meaning and challenge - without taking on an ED role.

Career Q&A: Dealing with mental health issues in the workplace

Written By: Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin
April 9, 2014

Our Career Q&A columnists outline what you need to know about managing performance issues when mental illness may be a factor.

Career Q&A: Anxious about an upcoming performance review

Written By: Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin
March 12, 2014

These tips will help you prepare for an upcoming performance review - and help to settle your nerves!

Performance Matters! (Part 4 of a 4 part series)

Written By: Veronica Utton
November 20, 2013

Follow these four tips to better prepare for performance evaluations.

Putting it in writing: Getting started with policies and procedures

Written By: Susan Fish
October 30, 2013

How policies and procedures can help keep things running smoothly at your nonprofit.

Performance Matters! (Part 3 of a 4-part series)

Written By: Veronica Utton
October 18, 2013

Learn how to offer coaching and feedback to your employees.

Investing in talent: How and why foundations are supporting professional development

Written By: Susan Fish
September 19, 2013

Foundations are increasingly investing in the professional development of nonprofit professionals.

Human Resources Q&A: Performance Matters! (Part 2 of a 4-part series)

Written By: Veronica Utton
September 18, 2013

Follow these tips to identify the right individual goals and objectives for your employees.

Human Resources Q&A: Performance Matters! (Part 1 of a 4-part series)

Written By: Veronica Utton
August 21, 2013

Find out what to measure and why it's important in this first part of a four-part series on performance management.

Human Resources Q&A: Termination - Plan for it! (Part 3 of 3)

Written By: Veronica Utton
July 17, 2013

Faced with a need to limit operational expenses? Terminating employees isn't your only option.

All about mentoring: Nonprofit mentoring programs are taking off all across the country

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 26, 2013

Nonprofit leaders across the country are recognizing the value of mentoring.

Human Resources Q&A: Termination - Plan for it! (Part 2 of 3)

Written By: Veronica Utton
June 19, 2013

When planning for a termination, make sure you carefully consider all of the details.

Sparking innovation in your organization with professional development

Written By: Marshall Watson
June 5, 2013

Creating true innovation requires connecting with people and ideas that might normally exist outside our usual network. Here's how professional development can help.

Human Resources Q&A: Termination - Plan for it!

Written By: Veronica Utton
May 15, 2013

Preparing for a termination is one of the most stressful parts of HR management. Planning ahead can help both you and the employee in question.

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