HR CheckUp E-Clinics in the new year
Registration now open
What better way to begin the new year than with a resolution to attend our upcoming HR CheckUp E-Clinics?
Registration is now open for the Winter 2011 session. Facilitated by Amanda Hudson, CHRP, these interactive online HR workshops offer practical information, tools and resources that you can use to improve your organization's HR management practices and processes.
We're also pleased to announce that we've extended our special partner pricing to include E-Clinics in the Winter 2011 session.
Consult the calendar and register now
HR CheckUp contest
Havent' completed your HR CheckUp yet? Take the HR CheckUp anytime between November 24 and December 17, and you'll automatically be entered into a draw for a $100 CanadaHelps gift card that you can use towards the charity of your choice!
More than 850 organizations have already used this free self-assessment tool to evaluate their current performance in number of functional HR areas.
Take the HR CheckUp now
Connect with the HR Council on LinkedIn
More than 100 people have already joined our group on LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site. We’re inviting you to join the group and start or take part in the conversations.
Join us on LinkedIn now
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Register for webinar on survey findings of HR challenges and solutions
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Sign up for free information session on Ontario's first Social Finance Census
(Centre for Social Innovation)
Trends & Issues
The art of performance management, nonprofit style
Performance management is important because it is a process that not only evaluates performance, but also motivates and engages employees by providing feedback and goal setting opportunities. When done well, the process helps to align individual behaviour with the organization’s goals, improving the work environment and meeting employees’ desires to receive feedback.
Performance management is not an issue unique to nonprofit organizations. However, there are challenges that nonprofits face, making it difficult to find and implement a suitable performance management model. Conversations with experts in the sector identified the following recurring challenges: the culture in nonprofits, the role of a voluntary board, stretched resources and time, and problems with traditional performance management models.
There is a growing awareness within the sector that many organizations are not doing a good job at implementing performance management.
An exploratory study on the state of leadership development
HR Council releases report commissioned by The Muttart Foundation
This report presents the findings of an exploratory study commissioned
by the Muttart Foundation to gain additional insights about the state of leadership and leadership development in small and mid-sized social service charities in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The study’s focus was largely on the senior paid position.
There is a range of reports, studies, research documents and articles about leadership and leadership development in the nonprofit sector. A growing number of these publications highlight the projected leadership transition facing the nonprofit sector as well as the increasing challenges nonprofit organizations will face in attracting, retaining and developing people for senior leadership positions in the years to come.
Hot topics survey
We want to hear from you
What are the hot-button HR issues that you’d like us to research? Is there a particular question you’d like answered? Is there a burning issue that you think we should explore?
Please take a moment to complete our very brief survey and let us know. Your feedback and input will be invaluable as we consider additional topics to research and present in 2011.