Getting kids to love gardening (NZ Herald)

  Kids love seeing their little garden grow before their eyes and, chances are, if they grow it, they’ll eat it. Think of the best gardener you know. Chances are they had a mentor – a parent or grandparent – … Read More

My group interview was awkward (Stuff)

  It was a perplexing phone call. My job application had been successful and they had narrowed applicants down to 12 from more than 100 applicants. I was excited about the role. So this was good news. Would I care … Read More

Why I refuse to work for free (Do Good Jobs)

  Talk to enough people in the progressive and NGO sectors and you will find those who work more than they are paid for. There are a few ways this can manifest. Perhaps they don’t claim for the exact hours … Read More

How to go from volunteer to paid employee (Do Good Jobs)

Being a volunteer is a fabulous thing. It allows cash-strapped organisations to extend their reach and do more good work. And it gives volunteers a chance to make a difference in their communities and gain valuable experience and brownie points … Read More

It’s time for your mid-year check in (Do Good Jobs)

We’re halfway through the year. Yikes! I am not quite sure how it’s been six months since Christmas but here we are. It’s a good time to dust off goals and intentions from the New Year and reflect on the … Read More

How to protect your staff from burn out (Do Good Jobs)

We can’t wrap staff in cotton wool, but we can do our darndest to create a healthy work culture to prevent AND put systems in place in case employees tip off the edge of high productivity into the depths of … Read More

How to get the best job applicants (Do Good Jobs)

Nothing sends an enticing message to prospective employees like a great recruitment process – and that all starts with your job listing. A clear recruitment process saves your time and that of your prospective applicants – sending a clear message … Read More

Five easy tips for mid-year reviews (Do Good Jobs)

We’re six months into 2019. Not quite sure how June snuck up so quickly but here we are. June is the traditional mid-year review time. Below we list some ideas around how to make these go smoothly, but who says … Read More

Four ways to support staff to flourish (Do Good Jobs)

Link to original article on Do Good Jobs HERE Learning new skills and ways of looking at the world keeps us engaged and alert. Humans are wired to learn. Remember that old saying, ‘Use it or lose it’? Turns out … Read More

When your new job is meh (Do Good Jobs)

You’ve started a new job. You were excited to start but the reality is just, well, meh. What do you do? Say you’re going for a coffee, then make a break for it? Call your girlfriend in tears from a … Read More

Ten Time Management tips for Not-for-Profit Pros (Do Good Jobs)

Juggling workloads in not-for-profits can often feel overwhelming. We care passionately about the larger vision our work contributes to and it is very easy to overextend yourself. You know…skipping lunch breaks, working overtime, taking work home to lighten the load … Read More