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Ten social innovators receive $50,000 fellowship to invest in their leadership potential

Contributor, Monday, 9th March 2020 -  Ten extraordinary Australians have been recognised for their leadership potential in driving social impact in Australia, with each receiving a fellowship of up to $50,000 from Westpac Scholars Trust to invest in their personal and professional develo

What’s important in your job?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  A new study reveals most people want meaningful work, not just a pay rise 

Corporate foundations unite to create more jobs in the Illawarra

Contributor, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  Illawarra-based social enterprise, Green Connect, is the fifth organisation to benefit from a new collaborative funding approach led by Westpac Foundation which aims to create more jobs for vulnerable Australians. 

The ripple effect of job creation

Contributor, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Social enterprises can help some of the most marginalised people in our society not only to gain employment but stay in it, but social enterprises also need to be supported, writes Lisa Waldron, who leads Westpac Foundation’s Employment Partnership

Thinking of jumping onto the NFP ship? Here’s what you need to do

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 9th August 2019 -  If you’re getting tired of your corporate gig, a job in the for-purpose sector could be the refresh you need. But where do you start? We asked former corporate-whiz turned World Vision CEO Claire Rogers for some advice. 

Opinion

These ‘job snob’ claims don’t match the evidence

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Whatever the reasons for joblessness, lack of willingness to work is not one of them, write researchers Michelle Peterie, Gaby Ramia, Greg Marston and Roger Patulny, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Incentives to keep your staff happy…without breaking the bank

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 2nd August 2019 -  Giving your staff a financial bonus at the end of a good month is nice, but if like most charities your budget is looking a bit tight, here are five ways to make your team feel special that don’t involve money. 

A meeting of minds to expand Pro Bono Australia’s impact

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  Pro Bono Australia’s jobs board is set to grow bigger than ever before, following the organisation’s acquisition of Infoxchange’s not-for-profit job site, Job Seeker. 

Soft skills. What’s all the fuss?

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 26th July 2019 -  Talk to any recruitment expert and they will tell you how important it is to talk about your soft skills, both in an application and in the interview. But what exactly are they? And why are they important? We sat down with Debbie Jardine from NGO Rec

How to support mental health in your workplace

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Knowing how to provide the right mental health support for your staff can be tricky, which is why we asked the experts at Beyond Blue how you can make your workplace more mental health friendly. 
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