You and Your Organisation

Managing People

Good Employment Practices

Invest in training and development for all staff...

These are some other elements of good employment practice you should consider:

Dealing with People

The more people are involved, the more complex your organisation becomes...

Recognising all of the people involved

The people who undertake the work of your organisation, whether they are paid a wage or not, are the most important asset of your organisation. Without them, you simply would not exist. Every person plays a vital role, and everyone needs to view each other as partners in a team working together to achieve common goals.

The types of people involved in your organisation might include:

Paid Employees

You must provide all employees with proper payslips... 

If an organisation decides to take on staff, it must be very clear about the legal and moral obligations that go with being an employer.

These are just some of your legal employment responsibilities:

Volunteers and Other Human Resources

It is vital that the contribution of all workers is recognised, planned for, managed and evaluated... 

There are no specific laws relating to volunteers. In the case of volunteers, the challenge is finding and keeping volunteers without the lure of a salary.

Some examples of good practice in volunteer management include:

Managing Risk

Community, voluntary and charitable organisations are not immune from risk - indeed some level of risk is unavoidable.

By properly managing risk, an organisation can fulfil its potential and the negative effects of hazards can be reduced...

Responsibilities of Governing Body

 The specific responsibilities of company directors include complying with the Companies Act...

 Responsibilities of the governing body as a whole

Responsibilities of Officers

For a treasurer, you need a person who is good at figures, understands accounts, and can explain accounts in layperson’s terms... 

Your constitution, rules or memorandum and articles of association will usually specify whether your governing body comprises specific honorary officers.

Setting Up Subcommittees and Working Groups

Any decisions made by subcommittees or working groups need to be approved by the whole governing body...

It is common practice for the governing body to set up subcommittees and/or working groups (or panels, taskforces, etc). These can provide an excellent opportunity to involve other people from within and outside the organisation; experts or advisors, users or clients, paid staff or volunteers.

What is Governance?

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