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Writing volunteer agreements

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 22nd September 2020.06 min read

Volunteering is the provision of effort for the benefit of an organisation without financial reward. There will be reward for the volunteer, but it will be psychological. Despite the nature of the relationship, there should be an agreement. But the volunteering agreement must not be legally binding and will set out expectations. Here's how to write such agreements.

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Managing Volunteers

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 25th August 2020. Revised 17th September 2020.5 min read

It’s often said by managers in voluntary organisations that their volunteers can’t be managed. And yet, if that is so, the organisation faces rudderless chaos. The direction in which the organisation travels, what it achieves and whether it has a future are therefore all in doubt. In short, the situation is unacceptable. Volunteers must be managed for the good of the organisation.

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Coronavirus Questions

Blog PostWritten by Sue Berry on 26th March 2020. Revised 3rd September 2020.14 min read

The Government is presently making up policy day by day to help firms avoid having to layoff or make employees redundant. As a result, there are many ambiguities and issues with its schemes. This information represents our best interpretation. We will continue to update this blog as more information becomes available.

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How do I Write a Modern Slavery Statement?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 30th April 2017. Revised 2nd September 2020.3 min read

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires businesses with over £36m global turnover to make an anti-slavery and human trafficking statement. Check out how this act might impact your own business. And find out what you need to include in your statement.

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Ten crass things managers do when recruiting

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 31st August 2020.06 min read

Interviews are two-way affairs. Many managers forget this and assume that the interviewee is super-keen to have the job – and as a result the manager can do anything and say anything to the interviewee without negative effect on their organisation. You and your management team who might conduct interviews are on measure too. Make the effort and bolster your organisation's reputation.

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Fourteen crass questions managers should not ask at interview

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 31st August 2020.06 min read

When asking questions at interview, the manager is looking for evidence that the interviewee is going to excel in the job. Simply, if your questions don’t provide evidence, don’t ask them. If your questions can’t be objectively scored against a required competency, don’t ask them. Here are fourteen popular questions that fail to provide evidence.

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