Guest post: The importance of consultation in redundancy

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In this month’s guest post charity HR consultant, Sonia Wilson, shares some advice on communication and consultation during redundancy situations. If you manage a small organisation and it begins to grow you may need at some point to consider restructuring. This can often result in some roles changing or even becoming redundant. One of the most important parts of organisational …

4 Communication Lessons from the Football World Cup

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Once again World Cup fever has well and truly set in at my house. The sticker book is out, the wall chart is up and each match is analysed. My thoughts have turned to the communication lessons we can learn from the world around us. The winning and losing teams in Russia are yet to be revealed – although there’s …

How to avoid hidden messages and misunderstandings

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Hidden messages can pop up anywhere. I once had to explain to a client that if she chose only to publish details of what external stakeholders thought of her project and not the views of her staff, she would be sending out the message that her employees’ opinions weren’t important. Similarly, if she published only glowing reports from employees, when …

The link between fundraising and communication

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Successful fundraising is about telling emotional stories that donors and potential donors connect with. That they want to be part of. And that they want to share with others. At the Fundraising Live conference in London last week, I was struck by how many of the sessions and conversations were about using stories for engagement. If securing enough funding or …

What are the perils of no communication?

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When I was researching topics for this blog series, a previous client asked me to write about what happens if you don’t communicate about your project at all. These are just some of the results I see from these situations: No-one knows what they’re doing, so they just make it up. People are confused so they do the wrong thing …