News archive: April 2015

Consultation on the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators launched to support organisations implementing the standard

The global consultation on the draft Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Guidance Notes and Indicators has now been launched. All humanitarian and development actors are encouraged to give feedback on how this key resource is supporting them in applying the CHS.

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Read the full story  (29 April 2015)

New case study: GOAL reviews its HR policies and practices to ensure they are in line with international good practice

With a mission to ensure the world's most vulnerable people have access to fundamental human rights, GOAL works in 16 countries and has a workforce of 3800. In this case study, GOAL shares the process it undertook to review its HR policies and practices to meet international good practice standards.

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Read the full story  (29 April 2015)

Is performance management killing our business?

Ann Start, People In Aid consultant and former board member, discusses how to improve personal and organisational achievement by transforming the performance management process.

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Read the full story  (28 April 2015)

New case study: ActionAid Denmark shares its measures to address stress in the workplace

This case study describes how ActionAid Denmark reduced cases of stress-related workplace absence by introducing a stress management programme based on a Job Satisfaction policy.

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Read the full story  (27 April 2015)

Final consultation on the draft CHS Verification Framework launched - have your say

The final consultation on the draft Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Verification Framework has now been launched and all humanitarian and development actors are strongly encouraged to make their voices heard.

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Read the full story  (24 April 2015)

New case study: Community World Service Asia - Capacity building strengthens quality and accountability in the Philippines

This case study highlights the capacity building that Community World Service (CWS) Asia undertook in the Philippines following typhoon Yolanda in 2013. It details how to maintain focus on HR during a disaster, particularly regarding the skills, knowledge, and attitude required and expected of an aid worker to deliver high quality services to communities.

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Read the full story  (17 April 2015)

New case study: Staff association leads to improved staff wellbeing at CAFOD's Kenya office

This case study highlights the positive impact that CAFOD Kenya's staff association has had on motivating and engaging the local workforce, and provides an example of good practice for staff consultation and participation.

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Read the full story  (15 April 2015)

Gender and women in leadership series

Beginning on UN International Women's Day, March 8, we created a month-long series of resources highlighting gender issues and women in leadership.

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Read the full story  (10 April 2015)

Call for applications: START Coaching Jordan

The START Coaching Network is a newly established network of in-house, local, regional and global independent coaches. This network will play a key role in the three-year START Talent Development programme. Applications are now open for Jordan coaches!

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Read the full story  (10 April 2015)

Core Humanitarian Standard welcomed by the sector across regions

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) has now been presented to the sector in regional events across Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Member expectations and questions on the new CHS Alliance have also been addressed.

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Read the full story  (9 April 2015)

Take part in the People Count 2015 survey

You are invited to take part in the People Count 2015 survey that enables organisations to compare data on key HR and workforce metrics with their peers.

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Read the full story  (9 April 2015)

New case study: Female mine deactivating teams in Laos provide a different perspective on women in the workplace

This is the final article in our month-long series highlighting gender issues and women in leadership that began on International Women's Day, March 8. In this case study, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) illustrates the context and conditions in which female mine deactivation teams work, and the challenges they face in the most bombed country in the world, Laos.

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Read the full story  (8 April 2015)

How to unleash the human potential of your people to drive organisational effectiveness

We are currently in The Human Age, a volatile and fast-changing new era that puts unprecedented value on human potential as the driver of business success. This is the view shared by ManpowerGroup, guest author in our research report, The State of HR 2014: A Question of Impact. Human talent is now the catalyst for economic, political and social change, as well as the source of inspiration, transformation, innovation and new developments according to ManpowerGroup. The Human Age also poses great challenges to businesses and leaders. The following is a short summary of the article, which can be accessed in full from the State of HR report.

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Read the full story  (7 April 2015)