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What we’re thinking and learning about right now and the news and issues that matter to nonprofits.

Sep 09 2018 | Lyn Freundlich
Flu season is back. Flu activity most often peaks in February and can last into May. In New England and across the nation, employers are gearing up for the yearly problems that come with this time of year. The most recent weekly U.S. report from the CDC shows... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Jul 01 2018 | TSNE MissionWorks
Human Resources Best Practices: Resources from Nonprofit ExpertsThe foundation of good human resources practices rests on the understanding that you have a dual responsibility to ensure that people are treated fairly and given the opportunity to do their best work, while also protecting the organization legally and in the... → More
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Mar 18 2018 | TSNE MissionWorks
A common mistake made in the hiring process is an organization’s failure to first assess their current hiring needs. By overlooking this, a department may miss out on an opportunity to restructure their department or organization to fit its current need. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Dec 04 2017 | Ning Jun Yuan
Watch this video recording from our workshop that teaches supervisors how to give effective feedback. → More
Jul 21 2017 | Lyn Freundlich
There is no single right way to develop compensation practices. But clearly articulating organizational values related to compensation and benefits, and describing the ways in which they are reflected by practice, assures staff and stakeholders that... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Apr 20 2017 | Kyle Farrell
Photo of Lyn FreundlichAs Practice Leader, Lyn has provided human resources consulting services to dozens of organizations, and has trained more than 3,000 other nonprofit professionals. → More
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Jan 05 2017 | Lyn Freundlich
We know one of the things that keeps nonprofit managers awake at night is concerns about personnel. In the social sector, employees are an organization’s greatest asset. → More
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Nov 04 2016 | By Nina L. Smolyar
New managers at Rosie's Place Intentional development of supervisors as a path to professional and organizational success. → More
Feb 09 2016 | By Dr. Anne Litwin, Ph.D., Anne Litwin & Associates
Negative stereotypes about women are everywhere, and when we internalize them, we usually do not realize it. Yet carrying these internalized stereotypes can influence our behaviors toward other women. For that reason, it is important to begin to notice how... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Aug 27 2015 | By Lyn Freundlich, Senior Consultant, Human Resources
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would increase the number of workers eligible to receive overtime pay. The proposal would require a minimum annual salary of $50,400 ($970 a week) for a position to be classified as exempt... → More
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