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Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

Don’t take your home workers for granted

Some have been doing it for years, but Covid-19 has led to a big increase in the number of people working from home. What’s more, in many organisations it is proving popular, as staff and their senior management recognise the various benefits. But while the pandemic has driven the increase in home working, are the… Continue reading Don’t take your home workers for granted

Training

Taking training online…to keep on working

Not surprisingly, there has been significant growth in the use of digital communication and other platforms as many of us adapt to working from home. So when it comes to training, a move to online delivery of courses is perhaps inevitable. To be honest, I've been somewhat reluctant to take this step due to the… Continue reading Taking training online…to keep on working

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

In these challenging times, with tight budgets, pressure from funders, further cuts to local services, and the continued uncertainty of how Brexit will play out, an organisational malaise can take hold, affecting everyone from the chief executive to your volunteers. But when the going gets tough, the leadership of an organisation needs to get going… Continue reading Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

Civil Society

A challenging year ahead of us

I’m not sure if I’m a glass half full or glass half empty person. But I think it’s safe to say that the year ahead for Scotland's voluntary sector will be more challenging than the last. Firstly, there is the perennial issue of funding. Of course good strategic planning can make it easier to sustain… Continue reading A challenging year ahead of us