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Tools & Tips

Social media: What's your policy?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
May 3, 2011

If you're an avid devotee of social media, chances are you've already heard about this infamous gaffe: a Red Cross employee uses HootSuite to send out an otherwise-innocent tweet about her alcohol-induced evening in the company of a specific beer. She thought she was sending it from her personal account. But she was wrong. As we all know, mistakes like that are not easily repealed and once you've hit that send button it's hard to take things back.

Getting along with GenY: A manual to millennials

Written By: John Grant, Candy Ho and Aaron Sanderson
May 2, 2011

With Canada’s baby boomers approaching retirement, these future vacancies leave Generation X and Millennials no choice but to collaborate to construct a new landscape for our nonprofit workforce.

Straight from the source: A crowd-sourced article about Millennials by Millennials

Written By: Jules Andre-Brown, Jessica Doherty and Trina Isakson
May 2, 2011

This experiment saw hree article coordinators reach out to their Millennial networks to collaborate on a series of questions about engaged citizenship, work, social media, and stereotypes.

Are your staff asking for flexible work arrangements?

Written By: Robin Erickson
April 26, 2011

The following questions are useful for managers to consider if employees at your organization are asking for a more flexible work arrangement.

Avoid workplace violence: Safety tips for staff and managers

Written By: Sondi Bruner
April 21, 2011

Follow these tips to avoid being a victim of workplace violence.

Handling violence in the workplace

Written By: Sondi Bruner
April 21, 2011

A recent Statistics Canada study revealed that one-third of all workplace violent incidents involved a victim who was working in social assistance or health care services.

Ten tips for dealing with difficult co-workers

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March 22, 2011

Is there someone in your workplace — a domineering manager, a difficult co-worker, or maybe even a demanding client or customer — who drives you crazy?

Introverts in the nonprofit world

Written By: Susan Fish
March 17, 2011

This article explores the unique challenges of being an introvert employee in the nonprofit sector.

Ten time-saving tips for busy nonprofit managers

Written By: Karen Eber Davis
March 8, 2011

Can you get more done? Can you use your time better? Yes, most certainly. The tips below are practical ideas to upgrade your day-to-day nonprofit life.

Human Resources Q&A: Making hiring decisions easier

Written By: Kathline Holmes
March 8, 2011

Follow these tips for a smooth hiring process.

Deal with performance issues using the CALM Approach

Written By: Kathline Holmes
March 1, 2011

Confronting performance issues is an area of responsibility that makes many managers uncomfortable. Using the CALM approach can help.

Are you interested in transitioning to the nonprofit sector?

Written By: Deborah Legrove
February 17, 2011

Recent trends show a dramatic increase of the number of people wanting to transition from the for-profit world to the nonprofit sector. Here are some tips to make the move go as smoothly as possible.

Weathering the job search

Written By: Caroline Veldhuis
February 17, 2011

Searching for a new job can be a creative and rewarding process, but when your efforts don't turn into an offer quickly, the task can become frustrating, demoralizing, even anxiety-provoking.

Career Q&A: Know your worth

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
February 15, 2011

Do you know how to financially value your work and communicate this to your employer? If not, you might be missing out on that next big raise.

Human Resources Q&A: Dismissing an employee

Written By: Kathline Holmes
February 8, 2011

Dismissing an employee is something every manager wants to avoid. Find out how to handle the process with grace and compassion.

Human Resources Q&A: Electronic onboarding

Written By: Kathline Holmes
January 11, 2011

How to use electronic onboarding and elearning to orient your new employees.

Book Review: Getting Engaged: The New Workplace Loyalty

Written By: CharityVillage
December 1, 2010

A mini book review of Getting Engaged: The New Workplace Loyalty, by Tim Rutledge.

Volunteering for career development: Seven steps to professional growth

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
November 18, 2010

Make sure your volunteer work shows you to your best advantage on your resume by following these tips.

Career Q&A: Defined roles

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
November 15, 2010

Advice on what to do if your job has poorly defined duties and responsibilities.

Nonprofits have an advantage in securing future talent

Written By: Carla Moore
November 8, 2010

The nonprofit sector may have a reputation for low pay but the sector also has unique advantages that should be used to recruit new staff.

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