The November issue of Governance & Leadership is focused on recruitment, and specifically how to recruit well at a time of rising unemployment. We consider why it is important to recruit as sensitively and fairly as possible, and offer some tips on how to do this. Case studies from Reach Volunteering, who ditched CVs and cover letters in their hiring, and NPC, who recently overhauled their entire hiring practices, complete the cover theme section.
Keeping on the subject of employment, we also offer some advice from law firm Moore Barlow about things trustees need to consider when making redundancies, and our regular columnist Elizabeth Balgobin takes up the topic in her back-page slot, urging charities not to sideline their efforts at improving diversity if they are forced to restructure.
In the People & Culture section, Caroline Copeman from the Centre for Charity Effectiveness offers some insights from studies into the chair/chief executive relationship during a crisis.
The Charity Commission’s head of caseworking reminds charities to ensure their decisions are properly recorded in case they are ever challenged on them, while John Williams from the Association of Chairs offers some practical pointers to help move the dial on board diversity.
Finally, the Core Functions section focuses on responsible investment, and contains one article outlining the latest developments in the sector’s efforts to get greater legal clarity on how charities can and should invest, and another asserting that such clarification is not necessary.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue, the last of the year; as ever, if you have any feedback, do get in touch at [email protected].
- News analysis
- Cover theme: Good recruitment
- Law & Guidance
- People & Culture
- Core Functions: Responsible investment
- The Final Word
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