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Human Resources Guide for Small Nonprofits

A short document that provides direction, guidelines, and tips for small organizations in the area of HR. In the introduction, the authors make no claim that this is a comprehensive document. It does, however, provide useful tips on how to recruit talented staff

For our purposes, staff refers to agency employees who are neither managers nor executive directors.

despite less than competitive wages. The guide suggests that to compensate for limited financial resources, small organizations must make sure they have carefully developed their vision, mission and core values

Values are ideals, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable. See also “principles,” which are often shaped by values.

. It also provides ideas on how to beef up your benefits package in non-traditional ways.

Equality in the Workplace

HRSDC's Equality in the Workplace website provides information and resources on pay equityEquity is about fairness, justice, access to equal opportunity, recognizing inequalities and taking steps to address them. It requires eliminating barriers to economic, social and political opportunities and access to services. See also anti-oppression., the Racism-Free Workplace Strategy and the Employment Equity Act.

Guide to Developing a Base Salary Structure

This Roadmap< resource provides key information on the need for, and how to develop, a base salary structure. It provides details on salary bands/ranges and the pros and cons of different approaches.

Hiring Policies - HR Toolkit, HR Council

Sample hiring policies provided by the HR Council in the HR Toolkit include: employment contract, filling of temporarily vacant positions, recruitment, selection, hiring process, probation, orientation, training, secondment, employment of relatives, and more.

Common Features of a Practical Policy - HR Toolkit, HR Council

From the HR Council's HR Toolkit - a list of common features that help to make an HR policy easy to use and interpret - for example, good organization and layout, fairness and flexibility, clear language, etc.

Leadership Knowledge Base

A website that provides a number of resources and links to help people learn to become a leader who can catalyze a team to achieve outstanding results. Includes topics such as: Change management

Includes an organization’s Executive Director and managers, but not staff or supervisors. See also definition for “staff.”

; Company culture; Leadership

When referring to an ‘organization’s leadership’, we mean the board, ED and senior management.

; Learning organization; Mentorship; Planning; etc.

Editor: Michael J. Freeman.

Employee Management in the Workplace

Successful HR management helps employee motivation, employee development, and employee retention. This website provides detailed information and resources on management fundamentals, coaching/mentoring, interpersonal communication, leadership, employee motivation, empowerment and retention, and much more.

Ontario Labour Relations Board

The Ontario Labour Relations BoardYour board of directors provides governance to your organization. is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal mandated to mediate and adjudicate a variety of employment and labour relations-related matters under a number of Ontario statutes.

HR in a Unionized Workplace - HR Toolkit, HR Council

A conceptual overview of the various elements and phases in the field of labour relations.

Guide to Mentoring

Provides a guide to mentoring in the workplace, which is seen as a key means to integrating, developing and retaining employees.

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