Resources to help an organisation identify its personnel needs, translate those needs into clear positions, policies and programmes that support its objectives, and then begin the recruitment process.
A well-functioning organisation needs to develop its key strategic (long-term/high-level)
and operational (practical, day-to-day) policies and implement them throughout the
organisation. This section of the Community Resources Kit covers developing policies for
recruitment and employment, staff, provision of services, and health and safety.
Strategies to enhance relationships
Although it is aimed at Government agencies, this section of Good Practice Participate
from the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector offers some very useful guidelines on
recruitment and induction, developing and assessing staff skills, and competencies for staff
that work with the public.
Taking on people for the first time or adding paid workers to your volunteer base should
be considered carefully. This section of the Community Resources Kit covers matters an
organisation needs to think about before recruiting volunteer and/or paid workers, such as
terminology, budgeting, policies and procedures, and legal obligations.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Equal Employment Opportunities strategies and sound HR practices enable employers to
recruit the very best people from the diverse population, making the most of their skills,
creativity and energy. The EEO Trust has developed a set of online resources to help
employers implement EEO and flexible working options in their organisations. Includes
toolkits, checklists, and workplace calculators.
Anyone employed in New Zealand after 2 October 2000 must have a written employment
agreement, whether it is an individual agreement or a collective agreement. The Employment
Agreement Builder has been created by Employment Relations Service to provide guidance to
employers and employees on content for the creation of individual employment agreements.
Recruiting new workers can be the biggest investment an organisation can make in terms of
time and/or money, so it needs to be done well. The recruitment section of the Community
Resources Kit provides a complete source of recruitment information, covering legislative
influences, defining the job, advertising, sample advertisement, interviews, sample letter
for a non short-listed candidate, and offer of employment.
Selection allows an organisation to screen applicants to ensure that the most appropriate
candidate is hired. Canada's HR Council for the Voluntary/Non-profit Sector gives an
overview of the selection process and offers toolkits, good-practice tips, and sample