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Gill Taylor: Use the five key levers for engaging your staff

Gill Taylor: Use the five key levers for engaging your staff

Our columnist provides some tips in each area, including involvement in decision-making and providing development and training

Gill Taylor: The hidden costs of the National Living Wage

Gill Taylor: The hidden costs of the National Living Wage

It will put extra pressures on organisations delivering local government services, our columnist says

Gill Taylor: You can access staff emails, but go gently

Gill Taylor: You can access staff emails, but go gently

Although the European Court of Human Rights recently found that an employer was justified in reading an employee's private messages, it is wise for you to tread carefully on this issue, writes the HR expert

Four court decisions for you all to bear in mind

Four court decisions for you all to bear in mind

Charities should examine these cases, which concern peripatetic workers, working time, the meaning of establishment, tribunal fees and sick leave, writes Gill Taylor

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Charities are not doing very well on equal pay

Charities are not doing very well on equal pay

We need to work on the relationship between attitudes and stereotypes about women's worth in the workplace, and on the pay gaps, writes Gill Taylor

Two London charities merged because 'we share the same vision'

Two London charities merged because 'we share the same vision'

The two organisations for older people say their decision to merge was not caused by financial pressure, reports Liam Kay

Transparency means not being defensive, says Kate Sayer

Transparency means not being defensive, says Kate Sayer

Details of pay, fundraising, campaigning and reserves should all be on your website, she argues

Don Bawtree: Automatic pension enrolment now applies to the smallest of charities

Don Bawtree: Automatic pension enrolment now applies to the smallest of charities

Charities must be prepared for their 'staging date', when their duties come into effect, writes our columnist

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Management Book Reviews

Book review: A shared faith in the power of the sector

Book review: A shared faith in the power of the sector

Colin Rochester reviews the new volume by Luke Bretherton on the work of London Citizens

Book review: The crisis of third sector leadership

Book review: The crisis of third sector leadership

Stephen Cook reviews Public and Third Sector Leadership: Experience Speaks by Brian Howieson and Julie Hodges, which takes a collaborative approach to management advice

Thinking of starting a charity? Read this first

Thinking of starting a charity? Read this first

Run a Successful Charity by Nick Marr & Claire Gillman provides a realistic take on life in the sector, writes Stephen Cook

Women at the Ready: Carol Harris reviews a history of the Women's Voluntary Service

Women at the Ready: Carol Harris reviews a history of the Women's Voluntary Service

Patricia and Robert Malcolmson's book gives readers a glimpse into the life and work of Royal Voluntary Service members during the Second World War

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