Your workforce can make or break your effectiveness as a social impact organisation. So how do you build your very own A-team? Expert tips for smart hiring strategies – and some common pitfalls to avoid.
Considering a new career path? The purpose-driven field is thriving, says recruitment consultant Sheena Pentin, and a commercial background is valued in many roles. Expert advice on making the leap – or just dipping a toe in.
Social business Catch22 – itself the product of a merger between two organisations – has announced a string of tie-ups in recent years, including at least one that didn't quite go to plan. CEO Chris Wright shares what he’s learned from the experience.
Founder Alex Stephany hopes to disrupt conventional ways of tackling homelessness by combining technology with community goodwill. But even ambitions for global domination need to unfold at the right pace, the former JustPark CEO tells us.
Volunteering platform Social Good Connect went live in May 2020, just as the working world went virtual. Founder Caroline McKenna shares her experiences and advice on recruiting, building and inspiring her 10-strong team entirely remotely.
Crunching the numbers from social sector organisations that have closed could help others to predict and prevent financial fragility. From salary spend to income type, financial benchmarking specialist MyCake suggests key questions to explore.
Putting employees’ wellbeing at the front and centre is essential to the survival of any social enterprise, writes Mental Health First Aid England CEO – and there are few simple ways to put that into action during lockdown.
About a fifth of Scotland’s social enterprises are so far using the UK’s furlough scheme, according to initial research, while lack of cash reserves among those applying for emergency grants suggests a financially fragile sector.