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1 An Introduction to the HR Management Standards for Nonprofits Module 1 HR Management Policy Framework and Employment Legislation Please open this link now – and surf around while you are waiting.

2 Welcome Program Background & Partners Agenda & Introductions HR Management Standards workshop Online Evaluation “Homework” Assignment

3 The HR Management Training Program is offered to non-profit organizations in Nova Scotia through a partnership with the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia. Community Sector Council of NOVA SCOTIA 1697 Brunswick Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2G

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5 Non-profit charitable organization affiliated with Acadia University Celebrating 25 years Offices in Wolfville, Bridgewater and Hubbards Advisory, Training, Innovation Business and Non-profits in South West Nova Lisa Lowthers, senior business counsellor, trainer and facilitator (20 years) I work for…

6 Introduce Yourselves Partner up and share… 1.Your name, organization, role & time served 2.Key services org provides & clients you serve 3.Number of employees & 1 burning question

7 Today’s Agenda Process Principles: HR Management Standards Self Assessment HR Management Policies: S1.1: formalized, documented and approved S1.2: compliance S1.3: reviewed & revised on regular basis S1.4: accessible to employees

8 Principles for Developing HR Management Standards A balancing act between legislative responsibility and employee engagement and productivity Activity: Complete online self-assessment

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10 Start with a Strong Foundation & Build UP 6. HR Planning 5. Training, Learning and Development 4. Workplaces that Work 3. Managing People and their Work 2. Getting the Right People 1. HR Management Standards

11 Policy Guidelines Common features (readable, organized, etc.) Relevant content Clear language Fairness and flexibility Legal Compliance Broadly communicated throughout the org to ensure understanding

12 Standard 1.1 HR Management Policies are formalized, documented and approved by the Board or approval as designated to the CEO/ED Find the details online How your Board is involved?

13 Activity Create a group of 3 Pick a sample policy Evaluate how well the policy fits the guidelines & how it could be improved

14 Standard 1.2 HR Management policies comply with employment, workplace health and safety, and other legislation as applicable in the jurisdiction in which the organization operates. Check our the hotlinks online

15 Activity Pick and area and 2 partners Employment Standards Human Rights Health and Safety Unionized Environment Answer these questions : What is the scope of the legislation? How can you get more info about the legislation? How is this legislation relevant to your org?

16 Standard 1.3 HR Management policies are reviewed on a regular basis and revised, if necessary. Group Discussion: Do you have a set time and process in your org? How is the Board involved? What would you like to change?

17 Standard 1.4 HR Management policies are made accessible to employees. Group Discussion: How do you introduce policy to your staff? Do they keep a copy? Do you? When policy changes, how are updates given?

18 Online Evaluation Please take a few minutes to complete the session evaluation before leaving: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/feedbackform2013 We will do this each session.

19 Homework Board engagement : – How – When – Measure of success Policy review or creation : – How – When – Measure of success

20 Questions? Next session: November 13 (storm date Nov. 27) Cancellation policy – If any school boards cancel, we are cancelled – If anything else causes a need to cancel, check your before you leave home

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