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Information about Human Resources

Human resources management supports the development and engagement of the talent of your staff and volunteers in accomplishing your organization's purpose. Most organizations think of human resources only as the paperwork and processes around hiring and paying employees. Having a broader definition of human resource practices in the organization can have a dramatic impact on the effectiveness of the organization.

Take a look at the resources below to learn how to improve your recruiting practices, implement a safe work environment in the pandemic era, and prevent sexual harassment.

Employee Benefits & Compensation

What you pay your staff members is impacted by a complex array of internal and external factors. What is equivalent pay in a similar nonprofit? Are for-profit jobs going to lure away the talent you need on your staff? How do concerns about equity and social justice impact your decisions?

It is important to create compensation policies and procedures that ensure that all employees are treated fairly in your organization.

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination and employers can be held responsible for not taking action to protect employees from harassment and sexual assault. These resources will help you craft policies that promote a safe work environment.

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Workplace Safety

The pandemic presents some challenging legal requirements for employers. Organizations are also considering our moral responsibilities to our employees, volunteers, and community members. Here are some articles/tools to help you get started, as well as documents you can download on crafting return-to-the-workplace policies and practices.

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Recruiting and Managing Employees

Recruiting and managing a dynamic staff team is crucial to serving your mission. You need a clear and comprehensive strategy if you want to ensure that your organization has a diverse staff where everybody's skills are optimally utilized and they feel like they're valued, treated fairly, and have opportunity for advancement.

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Impact of COVID on Employee Benefits and Compensation

Whether employees are covered on your employer benefits plans or not, specific notices or actions may be required to remain compliant. Communicate these changes to employees as soon as possible.

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Disability Etiquette

As we seek a world where we respect each other’s uniqueness and support each other in living with dignity, here are some suggestions on interacting with people with disabilities to help you create a welcoming and supportive environment.