Resources for ethical job-seekers and employers
Looking for an ethical job or trying to fill an ethical job vacancy with your community organisation or social enterprise? These resources should give you a helping hand in the search.
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A free resource for Social Workers to help you articulate your values and needs and proactively create the career you want. This four-phase process includes reflecting on why you are a Social Worker, gaining insight into your particular strengths, identifying where in social work your purpose best fits, and identifying what you need to stay nourished throughout your career.
A free resource for emerging professionals pursuing their first position in the nonprofit sector - written for US readers, but with lots of relevant ideas for Australians too! Whether you're a current student, a recent graduate, or someone entering the workforce for the first time, this book is meant for you. Written by the staff of Idealist.org and other experts, the book's sections are available as free PDFs.
A free resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector - - written for US readers, but with lots of relevant ideas for Australians too! If you call yourself a "mid-career transitioner," a "re-careerer," an "encore careerist," a "bridger," or a "sector switcher," this book is meant for you. Written by the staff of Idealist.org and other experts, the book's sections are available as free PDFs.
Resources for recruiting and managing staff
Have you ever advertised a job but been disappointed with the response? Download EthicalJobs.com.au's seven-step guide to writing a job ad that's simply irresistable to ethical job-seekers.
A new resource created by EthicalJobs.com.au for HR professionals, volunteer managers and other not-for-profit executives or board members interested in how to recruit, train and retain the best staff for their organisation.
- Where are your best candidates coming from? The value of ”source-of-hire” data for Australian NFPs (PDF)
A short guide to tracking "source-of-hire" data for not-for-profit organisations. It could save your organisation thousands of dollars.
With literally hundreds of different job-search sites in Australia, it’s easy to be confused about different claims that some sites can make. If you’re comparing us with other sites, this guide will help!
A free resource from Victoria's Office for the Community Sector, it includes sections on planning, attracting, recruiting and inducting new staff.
Fact sheets and other information from Justice Connect to help your organisation in the recruitment process.
A set of free resources from the Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) with information sheets including job advertising, interviewing, recruitment and retention.
- Developing Conflict-Resilient Workplaces: A how-to guide for creating more positive workplaces in the Victorian not-for-profit sector
A free resource from Victoria's Office for the Community Sector, it contains information for not-for-profit organisations to help assess conflict resilience and create processes, values and behaviours to address conflict at the earliest possible stage.
A set of tool for discussion and action needed to ensure workforce capacity in the disability sector meets current and future needs. Also relevant for other community organisations.
This guide from RMIT University provides strategies for disability service providers to draw on when recruiting and sustaining a workforce of disability support workers.
Resources for recruiting and managing volunteers
Volunteering Australia has developed this great resource that can help you find and retain volunteers.
A readable (but not very exciting) guide to the various steps for recruiting volunteers, created by the Australian Sports Commission, but relevant to all NFP organsiations.
A great series of case studies from Volunteering Qld.
Check out this interesting article by Debbie Haski-Leventhal that looks at using positioning and perceptual mapping tools to improve targeted volunteer recruitment campaigns.
Looking for more resources? Let us know what you'd like to know and we'll include your suggestions in the resources soon to be added to this page!