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People In Aid seeks two new Trustees

Are there people within your organisation who are interested in joining a strong team of dedicated individuals committed to making a difference? Who would like a rewarding role at the centre of humanitarian and development work, and would benefit from the development opportunity that being a trustee of a well-respected and well-connected network can offer? Then please encourage them to consider becoming a Trustee for People In Aid.

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Read the full story  (23 July 2014)

Using workforce and HR benchmarking to drive change: results conference

Agenda Consulting will be sharing the results of the tenth annual People Count Third Sector workforce and HR benchmarking study at a Results Conference and Product Training taking place in London, UK, in 18 September 2014. People In Aid members can attend the Results Conference for no charge, and hear the latest results and developments from this research, which is designed to provide new insights into good practice, determine priorities for action and provide evidence for change.

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Do you offer international health care coverage for your employees?

Take part in our survey on international health care coverage, and support free resources for southern-based NGOs.

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Read the full story  (15 July 2014)

Ann Start steps down from the People In Aid Board of Trustees

Ann Start, Learning & Development Director for Retrak, will be stepping down from the People In Aid Board of Trustees, effective as of this month. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ann for her commitment over the past three years of service.

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Read the full story  (10 July 2014)

How to evaluate HR?

By Jonathan Potter

Evaluating HR is not a priority in most organisations - and this leaves the HR function, and good practice in people management, low-profile and vulnerable. This was one of the messages from Willem van Eekelen, an experienced evaluator speaking at Humanitarian HR Europe 2014 in Budapest earlier this month.

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Read the full story  (30 June 2014)

HR network for South Africa - learning about leadership

By Em Lacroix

Last month, I spent some time in South Africa working with the ActionAid International Secretariat team and while I was there we took the opportunity to organise a regional HR Network meeting that brought together 18 representatives from 10 different organisations based in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

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Read the full story  (24 June 2014)

The Core Humanitarian Standard: second period of consultation launched

The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), People In Aid and the Sphere Project, with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Technical Steering Group, are pleased to present the revised version of the CHS for testing and the second period of consultation. The CHS is currently available in English and can be downloaded from www.corehumanitarianstandard.org/the-standard. French, Spanish and Arabic versions will be available online on 27 June 2014 along with further detail on how to test the CHS.

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Read the full story  (17 June 2014)

Are you prepared for the worst? Boosting your organisational resilience

By Fiona Sinclair

On Day 3 of Humanitarian HR Africa last week, I attended a learning session led by Lineke Westerveld-Sassen, a clinical psychologist from InterHealth in Nairobi. Lineke explained that her experience has shown that a lot of difficulties with staff could have been prevented if their organisations were better prepared to face 'the worst'. During the next hour, she helped us to understand what staff and organisations could do to boost resilience.

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Read the full story  (14 June 2014)