Category Archives: Human Resources

Ep 5 – People Are Your Greatest Asset. How Does Your HR Program Grow and Retain Staff?

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams talks with Raffa Partners Simone Putnam and Patricia Williams about the role human resources professionals play in helping great organizations thrive. Executives often say their people are their greatest asset, … Continue reading

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What Attendees Say about RLC Events

We put a lot of thought and effort into our Raffa Learning Community, and we want to keep improving the offerings to nonprofits and social enterprises. In addition to individual session feedback, we conduct an annual survey of attendees to … Continue reading

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Snow Day Policies: Fair or Equitable?

The “f” word has no place in the world of work. Human resources professionals will not be effective business partners if they put too much emphasis on what is “fair.” Yes, we have to be “fair” in a manner to … Continue reading

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Motivating Employees – Tips from a Popcorn Kernel | Nonprofit HR Blog

I accepted the official position of Popcorn Kernel this year for my son’s Cub Scout Pack which means that I am responsible for inspiring approximately 100 Cub Scouts and parents in our Pack to sell popcorn as a fundraiser. As I … Continue reading

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ROI on Valuing Your Employees – PRICELESS! | Nonprofit HR Blog

My team received an email recently from a consultant outside of our firm who was expressing his gratitude for the work we did with a mutual client. The extent to which he called out each team member by name and … Continue reading

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How NOT to use Google Chat | Nonprofit HR Blog

The technology that we have access to today is mind boggling in its ability to connect people in a practically unlimited number of ways. Despite the arguments against technology as hampering our young folks’ social development, I am a huge … Continue reading

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Tax Implications of Donated Leave Policies

HR practitioners are not typically tax professionals, and may run afoul when developing policies and procedures that have unintended tax implications. For example, some organizations maintain “donated leave” policies which allow employees to donate accrued hours of paid vacation, personal, … Continue reading

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