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Global Healthy Workplace Summit 2015: Factors to consider when implementing a healthy workplace programme

By Jonathan Potter

In this final article on the Global Healthy Workplace Summit 2015, Jonathan Potter, Executive Director of People In Aid, highlights four factors to consider when implementing a wellness programme.

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New case study: BRAC adopts a new HR model

In 2012, BRAC decided to implement a new strategic HR model to ensure the organisation's effectiveness and sustainability. This case study examines the HR initiatives undertaken, as well as the challenges, lessons learned, and impact of the model.

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Case studies from finalists in the Global Healthy Workplace Awards 2015

By Jonathan Potter

Jonathan Potter, Executive Director of People In Aid, examines case studies from finalists in the Global Healthy Workplace Awards 2015 in Brazil. These case studies from Denmark, Pakistan, Brazil, USA, and the UK, highlight thinking and practical methods which People In Aid members may find useful in improving the health of their workplaces.

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How does a humanitarian aid worker become an 'exemplary field leader'?

This final article on the research of Dr Scott Breslin highlights the features of exemplary humanitarian aid workers that contribute to their effectiveness and wellbeing at work. It then presents three recommendations for HR practitioners to ensure workplace conditions which support successful recruitment and retention of staff, as well as staff wellbeing and effective performance.

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New case study: ActionAid Uganda reduces staff attrition with a new recruitment policy

In this case study, ActionAid Uganda shares an initiative it undertook to improve its staff recruitment process. By embedding a comprehensive recruitment guideline in its HR Policy manual, ActionAid Uganda has reduced staff attrition from 13% in 2013 to 10% in 2014.

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Global Healthy Workplace Summit 2015: Reasons to improve workplace health

By Jonathan Potter

Jonathan Potter, Executive Director of People In Aid, writes from the Global Healthy Workplace Summit 2015 in Brazil on reasons to measure and improve workplace health.

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Managing workloads and overworking in the humanitarian sector

By Jonathan Potter

Jonathan Potter, Executive Director of People In Aid, discusses different approaches to managing workloads and the effects of overwork. He then considers what both individuals and organisations can do to reduce workloads in the first place.

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Call for candidates: START Coaching Network DRC / Appel à candidatures: Le Réseau de Coaching en RDC

The START Network is looking for francophone coaches based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to join its Talent Development Programme. The deadline for applications has been extended until 30 May. More information on the application process follows in French.

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Tips for navigating talent in transition and the disruption of technology

Our HR Services Manager, Em Lacroix, recently attended a Future of Work Forum on how technology is rapidly disrupting workplace practices and the traditional talent model. In this blog, she examines three strategies to prepare our sector for the 'disruption'.

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Read the full story  (6 May 2015)

The issues and challenges of including HR in evaluations of humanitarian action

Very few references to HR and related recommendations are currently included in evaluation reports on humanitarian programmes. Ricardo Sole of dahlia (Development and Humanitarian Learning in Action) highlights the issues and challenges related to adequately evaluating HR in the overall evaluation process. The following is a short summary of his article that appeared in our research report the State of HR 2014: A Question of Impact.

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