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Human Resources Management: Benefits and Retirement Plans By Cultural Human Resources Council
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In the general workplace, employee benefits play an increasingly important role in the lives of employees and their families, and can have a significant financial and administrative impact on an... More > organization. However, the majority of small/medium-sized cultural sector organizations do not have a formal employee benefits plan. Specifically, recent research has shown that less than one-fifth of organizations with under $1M operating budget and half of organizations with budgets over $1M had formal benefits plans. Providing a company benefits plan for employees shows a caring attitude about their financial security, well-being and peace of mind.< Less
Human Resources Management: An Overview By Cultural Human Resources Council
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HR management 101 – Find what you need to know about HR. Most small and medium-size cultural organizations — 5-40 employees — do not need and cannot justify a full-time human... More > resources manager. It is common that no one has extra time to devote to carefully assessing and upgrading the human resources management activities. In spite of this, it is essential that human resources matters are addressed professionally and pro-actively to attract, retain and develop top-notch staff.< Less
Human Resources Management: Coaching, Mentoring and Succession Planning By Cultural Human Resources Council
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A performance coach helps other people improve their proficiency and competence at performing a specific task. Sometimes performance coaching involves passing along knowledge, but that’s only a... More > small part of the activity. As a performance coach, your real goal is to help a person improve the way they perform in a specific area. A mentor follows a more open and evolving agenda, and deals with a range of issues including career guidance and passing on in-depth knowledge of cultural matters and management. Use coaching and mentoring to leverage both personal and organizational development.< Less
Human Resources Management: Using Competency Charts and Profiles By Cultural Human Resources Council
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There are many skills and competencies in the cultural sector that are excellent predictors of high performance —skills and competencies that cultural managers are keen to develop and nurture... More > in their organizations. The Cultural Human Resources Council undertook a major project to identify these valued skills/competencies for a wide range of cultural jobs in mainstream cultural sub-sectors. Learn how to use our Charts and Profiles of competencies to improve various human resources management activities in your organisation.< Less
Human Resources Management: Contracting with Independent Contractors By Cultural Human Resources Council
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It is a myth that all contracts need to be in writing to be legally binding. Although this is true for some types of agreements (eg —assignment of copyright), verbal contracts and simple... More > letters of agreement can be legally binding. However, a written contract will give you greater peace of mind about the possibility of future misunderstandings. It is strongly recommended that you have a written contract for any undertaking where you are exchanging money (or an equivalent) for a product or service. Effective contracts with independent contractors enable you to get the full benefit of this relationship while protecting your organization from potential problems.< Less
Human Resources Management: Dealing with Challenge and Conflict By Cultural Human Resources Council
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Challenge and conflict are common in cultural organizations, given multiple demands for severely limited resources, underpaid and overworked employees, disagreements over administrative and artistic... More > priorities and the potential strains of board/management relations. We rarely stop to examine exactly how we handle conflict. The reason it is important to look closely at how you manage conflict in your work is that these conflicts present opportunities to innovate and create extremely productive environments. Challenge and conflict can enrich relationships and open up creativity or, if badly handled, can destroy both personal and working relationships.< Less
Starting a Digital Media Business: A Guide for Digital Media Entrepreneurs By Cultural Human Resources Council & Lynda Brown
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This handy, practical resource can save you time, money and frustration. With the assurance that there is no better time to be an entrepreneur, especially in the digital media industry,... More > "Starting a Digital Media Business" guides you through the thinking and steps of that exciting undertaking. Written by Lynda Brown, who has years of experience in the DM industry starting her own business and coaching others along that path, this latest CHRC offering is landing right where the need is greatest: among the start-ups that feed the multi-billion dollar industry at the heart of Canada's digital economy.< Less
Human Resources Management: Termination of Employment By Cultural Human Resources Council & Cultural Careers Council Ontario
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Few managers — cultural or otherwise — savour the idea of “getting good” at dismissing people. Even the most experienced managers feel stress and anxiety when they go through... More > the termination process. Having a clear idea of the process and how to do it effectively won’t make it any more pleasant, but could prevent you from making costly mistakes. Terminate employees in a way that preserves their dignity while meeting your organization’s needs.< Less
Human Resources Management: Managing Employee Performance By Cultural Human Resources Council & Cultural Careers Council Ontario
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Like many management terms, the words “performance management” have been interpreted, and the concept implemented, in many different ways. A significant proportion of organizations in the... More > cultural sector don’t manage employee performance in a systematic way for a variety of reasons. Organisations should manage employee performance with a continuous feedback system that focuses on regular, effective communication between managers and staff and minimizes bureaucracy. Ensure that employees’ activities — what they do and how well they do them — are in sync with the goals of your organization.< Less
Human Resources Management: Recruiting the Right People By Cultural Human Resources Council & Cultural Careers Council Ontario
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Your special talents — be they artistic or managerial — combined with your passion and commitment to the arts, probably played a significant role in getting your organization where it is... More > today. Look at the contributions of others on your team. Chances are that some or all of them brought significant talent, energy and commitment to the table. You can ensure and even accelerate the progress of your organization by continuing to attract top people. You can also avoid the pitfalls of bad hiring decisions, which can result in much wasted time and money, poor morale among the people you want to keep, and even lawsuits. Having and keeping the right people on your team makes all the difference in running a productive and successful cultural organization.< Less

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