People management is the process of hiring, leading and developing team members and volunteers to support the organisation’s overall mission. Staffing accounts for the biggest expenditure item for most organisations.
This section covers the management of staff, competence, talent and culture in an organisation. It includes, recruitment and selection, health and safety and wellbeing, employment relations, organisational development, remuneration and rewards, and learning and development. In the social sector this often also includes the management of volunteers.
He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Do Good Jobs
A jobs board to connect people who want to do good in the world with paid and volunteer roles at NGOs, charities and social enterprises in New Zealand.
SociaLink vacancies see https://socialink.org.nz/about-us/vacancies/
New Zealand’s national body for workplace diversity, equity and inclusion. They exist to help organisations enhance workplace inclusion.
Employment for disabled people
Employment NZ information to help remove barriers to employment for disabled people.
Facing up to human resources
Article on developments relating to employee recruitment and management
Government website with extensive health and safety information including how the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 affects organisations and its workers. To start see https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/managing-health-and-safety/getting-started
Health and Safety obligations for clubs, societies and charitable trusts
Article on how the Health and Safety at Work Act relates to charitable trust and societies
What is a healthy workplace? Search for information according to your own search criteria.
Read article on why investing in physical and mental health and wellbeing of your workforce creates a healthy workplace and is simply good business.
Recruitment, Selection and Induction
Recruitment, selection & induction
Video clip explaining recruitment, selection and Induction
Employment New Zealand – Know your employment rights
The leading source of information on employment in New Zealand, part of Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). It covers starting employment, hours and wages, workplace policies, resolving problems and ending employment.
Remuneration and Rewards
Hours and wages
Employment NZ information
Things that motivate people besides pay.
Employment NZ: Volunteers
Read about who is a volunteer and why they are not covered by employment law.
Safety at work for volunteers
Fact sheet explaining how the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 applies to volunteers.
Connecting volunteers with non-profits, community groups and local businesses that actively engage in volunteering. Much research has been done on the social and economic impacts of volunteering in the community. Volunteering is important for individual wellbeing and has a significant positive impact on people in marginalised, vulnerable or disadvantaged communities and cultural groups.
- Leadership & Management
Evaluate and improve your volunteer workforce’s impact
Reports and research
inclusive of State of Volunteering in NZ report.