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The 61st Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD61) will take place from 6 to 15 February 2023 in conference room 4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York with a theme of Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as a way of overcoming inequalities to accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read on to know more.
In 2021, Veterans represented about 7% of the civilian population in the U.S. This is a large, diverse talent pool w/ people that have a deep sense of duty & commitment to serving a cause greater than themselves – if you know how to hire & help them in their new roles.
Gen Z is not that it’s made up of snowflakes who can’t take the pressure – it’s that it’s made up of young people who are experiencing the same stresses as many of their older co-workers, but who are more prepared to be open about this. Want to find out why? Click here to learn more.
2022 is a job seeker’s market! Social workers are in high demand this year. Click here to watch three national experts in social work career advancement. Listen in as they discuss the current job market, step-by-step tips for searching for jobs, cover letters, salary negotiation in the current market, and licensure.
15% of working-age adults were estimated to have a mental disorder in 2019. Globally, an estimated 12 billion working days are lost every year to depression and anxiety. There are effective actions to prevent mental health risks at work. Click here to find out more.
Social workers are always on the go, dealing with emotionally demanding situations. While social work professionals may receive praise & appreciation for their hard work, dedicating too much time to work w/o balancing their personal lives can lead to burnout & is not sustainable.
Did you know that 77% of US working professionals experience a clinical case of burnout? This is due to stress brought by the weight of workload and the lack of time for themselves. Click here to learn how you can overcome burnout and find work-life balance in 2022.
Work-life balance suffered as we all did our best to adapt to changing circumstances. It’s time to refocus on this area, which is so important that 25% of the team members say that the main reason they’d consider leaving their jobs is for better work-life balance. Read more here.
In the US alone, natives make up about 1% of the workforce and have a higher unemployment rate than White/Black Americans. These facts make it crucial to rethink recruitment strategies. But how? Here are five tips to recruit and hire more Indigenous workers.
Aside from conversations around race, gender, & sexuality, diversity in the workplace is an indicator of success. It is clear that the workplace needs to shift into a more accepting, prejudice-free environment. One area that gets less air time, however, is age discrimination.
There’s no doubt that workplaces are becoming more inclusive, and employers are doubling down on their commitment to DE&I Initiatives to be welcoming to all candidates.
The most unsurprising exodus probably comes from working parents. Asked to juggle virtual learning while working from home and providing care, many are simply buckling under the pressure of having to do it alone.
Becoming a social worker is a big decision that requires making a commitment to completing specific educational and training requirements. For most states, a social work license will require you to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW).
In this article, you will learn how to immediately improve work performance and reach a higher quality of output, how to become a lot more productive, and how to take your work efforts to a whole new level.
Does socializing in the workplace seems daunting to you? Do you want to overcome social anxieties? Don’t fret. Here are some tips and tricks to improve your social skills, and how they can benefit you in various settings.
The study by Manpower Group, “The Great Realization,” found that workplace happiness is coming to the fore, with employees expecting more from employers than good pay and traditional benefits. Let’s find out what employees want most from their work life in 2022.
The main mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being & help meet basic & complex needs of all people. If you’re looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and a variety of options, consider social work.
Nonprofit boards, made up of volunteer who can lack skills in managing nonprofit senior staff, can pose a serious threat to the mental health & potential for burnout of these employees. Read more to learn how dangerous unaddressed mental issues are for nonprofit senior staff.
If you have found yourself re-evaluating your priorities, you’re not alone. Employees are leaving companies not aligned with their values for others that offer a greater sense of purpose. Here are the 85 best places to find social impact jobs in 2022.
This report provides a comprehensive assessment of how the labor market recovery has unfolded. It analyses global patterns, regional differences, & outcomes across economic sectors & groups of workers. It also presents projections for the expected labor market recovery.
The 60th session of the CSocD60 will take place largely online from 7-16 Feb 2022 at the UN HQ in NY. The priority theme is on “Inclusive & resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being & dignity for all”. For info, please visit https://bit.ly/un-csocd60.
‘Social enterprise’ and ‘non-profit’ are two terms you may be hearing more and more in your day-to-day life. But what exactly are they? How do they differ? Here are their definitions.
A nonprofit’s development team carries a lot of weight on its shoulders. Gathering the funds an organization needs to deliver its mission is not easy, so building a high-class team is essential. If you’re thinking about creating your development department, here are a few tips.
Whether you’re looking to hire a development director or a development team member, it’s important to recruit a topnotch fundraising professional who can help create, coordinate, and implement opportunities for donors to support your organization. Click here to find out how.
High social capital is important for any organization that wants to achieve its goals. Read here to know how social capital helps teams function and how you can spot signs of low social capital between your employees.
The highly sensitive cases that a social worker encounters present some unique challenges. Along with this, there seems to be more pressure on the job than ever before. With the right training, support, and key skills, you can overcome these and learn how rewarding a career in social work can be.
COVID-19 has changed the way businesses operate. There is an urgent need for organizations to explore creative solutions to support the workforce effectively. This includes developing and adopting a framework that is grounded in compassion and holistic wellness.
Racial bias in the workplace is costly due to increased absenteeism, productivity lost & turnover. Even employees who don’t directly experience bias are negatively impacted. Ho will organizations restructure their workplaces to truly advance racial equity and inclusion?
Social skills are beneficial not just to your personal life but also to your professional life. In the workplace, these skills can be an essential aspect of staff interaction, planning and collaboration. In this article, you will learn how to apply social skills in the workplace.
The pandemic has affected pretty much everything to do with work. Everything is uprooted, and women have been affected in several ways. While many things feel like they’re ‘on hold’, it’s an opportunity to understand what the world of work currently holds for women, and how we can shape it for the better as we aim towards the post-COVID world.
The workforce landscape is changing. Across the OECD, the ratio of older people and the working-age is projected to reach 2 in 5 by 2050. To harness this work span and support its transformation, we must create opportunities for age-friendly policies. Read on to know more.
The menopause needs to become an all-inclusive subject of conversation in the workplace. Open channels of communication between men and women of all ages, races and religions, who understand and feel comfortable talking about it, are central to a positive outcome for businesses and their people. Read on to know more.
It’s a debilitating circle. Business leaders need to learn more about what they can do to create a more inclusive climate for employees with disabilities in order to take effective action. Read on to know more.
Many experienced professionals want to continue working in the years and even decades that follow the traditional retirement age. They want to stay engaged and productive and, in many cases, need to keep earning income. Many also want to apply their skills to new roles that have greater personal meaning and social impact. Read on to know more.
Work relationships are incredibly important to employee well-being. It’s about more than just “getting along” with a co-worker. As humans, we crave contact and connection with other people. Unfortunately, for many employees, work can be a very lonely place. Read on to know more.
This July 3rd, the International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay) will be celebrated as “Rebuild better together”. Cooperatives around the world will showcase how they are meeting the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience and offering communities a people-centred and environmentally just recovery. Read on to know more.
In the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, corporate leaders have an important role to play. Activists are urging workplace professionals to take meaningful steps to establish anti-racist work environments, moving the world closer to real justice and equity. Conversations around racism in the workplace — which can be difficult and sometimes deeply uncomfortable — are a necessary step in driving progress and bringing those goals to fruition. Read on to know more.
For many of us, the pandemic brought with it a number of changes (and challenges) in the way we work. Notably, working parents probably suffered the most under the weight of additional pressures. Read on to know more.
Data from the Census Bureau showed that in 2018, there are more than 35 million single-parent households, with the percentage of single moms outweigh the number of single fathers. For example, there were at least 10,000 single moms compared to approximately 2,000 single father in the United States only. Read on to know more.
People with autism make valuable employees due to their attention to detail, ability to concentrate, and creative thinking skills. They’re excellent in completing tasks and typically stay with a job once they’re hired by a company or an organization. However, some employers are hesitant to hire (or even interview) candidates with autism. Let’s explore why adults with autism find it difficult to land jobs and how employers can support them.
Many of us might not know that Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and also Elon Musk consider themselves introverts. Like many other introverted people, they have capitalized on their ability to listen well, stay objective, and find the answers in chaos. Given their unprecedented success, why wouldn’t we want to harness the power and potential of introverts in our workforce? Read on to know more.
Culture is something we talk about a lot, but in moments like these, how an organization handles it can actually be a big factor in employee satisfaction and define what the organization’s culture is. Click here to know more.
Organizations looking to improve company cultures have turned to HR leaders to drive initiatives that promote wellness and social consciousness. Read on to know more.
Today’s LGBTQ workforce has undergone a fundamental, generational shift, both in how it defines itself and what it expects of workplace inclusion. Read on to know more.
The ongoing pandemic has wreaked havoc on institutions, systems, communities, and individuals. As an effect, we are now seeing structural inequalities, including gender disparities. This dichotomy, one where women are essential for combatting system shocks while simultaneously underrepresented in decision-making spaces, illustrates why gender research, especially research that aims to understand women’s roles as active agents of change, is essential.
In today’s digital age, it’s no wonder that there’s a transition of humanitarian workers relying on pencil and paper, to more accurate and speedier digital means of carrying out their work. Here are 5 must-have apps that humanitarian aid workers should have on their mobile phones.
COVID-19 pandemic is now popularly referred to as the ‘pandemic of inequality’. it has exposed existing inequalities and has given rise to new inequalities. According to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, COVID-19 has highlighted growing inequalities. It has exposed the myth that everyone is in same boat, when the truth is, we all are floating in same sea; some are in superyachts, while others are clinging to drifting debris.
Based on one of the conclusions from a social development policy paper by UNESCAP, older men and women are net producers of care, which means they produce more unpaid care work that they consume. The paper further provides a policy agenda to recognize and value unpaid care work and provides policy examples from the Asia-Pacific region and other countries in the world. Click on this link to know more.
Women’s Role in Peacebuilding: What needs to happen to ‘transform power’ to women and communities most affected by crises and conflict so that they shape the decisions that affect their lives? What would a feminist peace and security agenda look like? The essays illustrate how transformative change rarely comes from within the system; rather, it often comes from outside.
International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security. Thus, on 24 May 2017, the General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.
Every nonprofit professional knows that an engaged donor is a happy and generous donor. Mercedes Kirkland Doyle, the founder of The Good News Community Kitchen, found a new way for nonprofits to connect and raise money – through personal video messages! Click here to know how personal video messages make a difference in honor engagement.
Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Trends in poverty and inequality are used to track progress in development within and across countries. Find out how these trends help in understanding how inclusive the potential national growth strategies are and how it implicates well-being beyond health and mortality.
With women’s empowerment an increasingly active area for study, the stockpile of gender-disaggregated survey data has dramatically expanded. Based on these data, a growing body of literature has found that men and women often disagree when asked the same questions. But what do these disagreements actually tell us about gender and household behavior? Click here to find out.
It’s predicted that the recession that follows COVID-19 will be the worst global crisis since the Second World War. According to new projections from UNICEF and Save the Children, up to 106 million more children could live in poor households by the end of the year as a result. Read on to learn how economic fallout from COVID-19 tightens its grip on children.
7 Self-Care Tips for Nonprofit Professionals: Even before the pandemic, nonprofit professionals take self-care as a low priority. Now that we are likely to work remotely for some time, how can we take good care of our physical and mental health to survive? Click here to find out.
Latin America has experienced the most significant human mobility crisis in the region’s history since 2015. For example, over 5 million Venezuelans have left their homes over the last five years, the majority of whom have settled elsewhere in the region. Sadly, Latin Americans suffer discrimination and have experience prejudice at work due to their nationality. How can governments provide an optimal experience for migrants and refugees? How important is it to recognize the challenges that migrants and refugees face when in transit as well as after they arrive in their destination country? Click here to find out more.
Nonprofit communicators are so anxious now about sending their organization’s message across, from what to say, to how often, and where to say it. How can they effectively communicate their message? How can nonprofits tweak their messages to increase the organization’s relevance? Click here to find out more.
According to UNESCO, nearly 1.6 billion pupils in 190 countries have been affected and that’s 90% of the world’s school-age children. Our children are currently facing a crisis from their academic success to their social skills and mental health. When today’s children and adolescents grow up, will they see themselves as a “lost generation”, whose lives will forever fall in the shadow of a global pandemic?
The internet has become a scary place these days. Social media is no longer a friendly escape to catch up with your friends and loved ones since it’s often filled with alarming posts regarding the pandemic. Here are some stories that will inspire you and lift your spirits.
Things have changed overnight when countries declared a national emergency due to COVID-19. Prosper Insights & Analytics conducted a survey in April to over 8,200 consumers about how GenZs and Millennials are being impacted by the pandemic. See what their insights are by clicking here.
Fundraisers can get easily overwhelmed by the enormity of Covid-19. Organizations have to rethink their campaigns and programs while dealing with the limitations caused by the pandemic. Furthermore, donors are starting to lose income and struggle with the loss of family or friends who succumbed to the virus. Find out how fundraisers can manage their emotions during COVID-19.
Did you know that remote workers attend more meetings each week than on-site workers? According to a 2019 State of Remote Work report, 14% of remote workers are dedicating time to more than 10 meetings per week. Although it takes up some of their time in a workday, meetings are important because it’s a great way to build relationships and facilitate team bonding. Curious to know how to make the most of the client’s time and ensure they have the best meeting experience? Here’s everything you need to know.
Establishing trust is the core of remote collaboration. Based on a 2017 study, a staggering amount of remote workers feel ignored and out of place. To avoid any of this from happening, here are some of the best practices that you can adopt.
For the past few weeks, governments around the world are adopting drastic preventive measures, including social-distancing, to lessen the rapid transmission of COVID-19. While it is easy to stay at home during this unprecedented situation, there are some ways we can do to help others during this challenging time.
According to ILO, there are over 1 billion people with disabilities globally who are more active in the society than ever. Yet, employment rates are low and barriers still exist at work. Why should we employ people with disabilities and how can we help promote inclusion? Let’s find out.
More than 80% of millennials said that making a difference in society is more important than professional gain. Customers are now preferring products and services with social causes. Corporations are starting to pay attention to their social responsibility practices. But the question remains. How can companies, governments, and nonprofits create social change together? Can leaders accomplish their business goals while supporting society’s goals? Read to learn more.
HRM’s main task is securing the availability of HR quantitatively and ensuring that the workforce is of desired quality level appropriate to costs. Since NPOs depend on human performance to fulfill their quality expectations and to reach an acceptable level of costs, how can HRM, which was initially conceptualized for business, be transferred to NPOs?