Community Sector News
The annual performance review is generally not enjoyed by any one. Employee trust and performance improved with regular chats, not ratings describes a different approach being used by the Department of Communications and the Arts. Employees are being asked to treat any work-related conversation as a chance for feedback. It means more frequent performance related conversation and the chance of picking up on possible problems before they become an issue.
Have you ever considered how fair or "just" your behaviour at work is? Why justice matters in NFPs – and how to make your workplace fairer for everyone cites research that shows that “managers that don’t make justice obvious may lead their teams to believe it doesn’t exist at all. Which means their teams don’t perform as well.”
Cyber security is a people problem more than a technology problem. A single compromised employee, whether malicious or negligent, can render the best systems worthless. The five steps for managing cyber security threats points out that “It’s not up to the security geeks sitting the corner of the room, it’s up to the management of organisations to have effective training, education and risk management procedures” to avoid cyber security breaches.
Does Your NFP Require Financial Guidance? CPA Australia and Pro Bono Australia are looking for small NFPs who require guidance on their finances. Mentor the Treasurer, is designed to help small NFP organisations to efficiently manage their funds, achieve financial independence and find a suitable reviewer or auditor.
The Australian Institute of Company Directors has released the second edition of their national reform agenda Governance of the Nation: A Blueprint for Growth 2017. In support of the non-profit sector, its 6th recommendation relates to not-for-profits and calls for:
Anglicare Australia, together with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has launched an issues paper on NFP sector financial reporting and accountability. The paper, written by Dr David Gilchrist of Baxter-Lawley in partnership with Anglicare Australia, aims to raise sector-wide participation in the discussion on the Australian