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#GivingTuesday 2016!

Find out what TPP did for #GivingTuesday!

Author: Sophie Butler
Published: 30 Nov 2016

What the Autumn Statement means for employers

​In the Chancellor's final Autumn Statement, there were a few announcements that are likely to affect employers. National Living Wage The National Living Wage will increase from April 2017: For workers aged 25 and over, the National Living Wage will increase to £7.50 per hour from £7.20 For 21 to 24 year olds, it will go from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour 18 to 20 year olds will see their wage rise to £5.60 per hour from £5.55 16 to 17 year olds will see wages rise from £4.00 to £4.05 ...

Author: Jayne Morris
Published: 29 Nov 2016

Why bother recruiting in December?

The job market is traditionally quietest in December, as employers postpone their recruitment until the new year. But more and more organisations are realising that advertising their roles in the Christmas run-up can actually pay off. Some of the advantages of recruiting early include: There is less competition for talent, as there are fewer employers advertising Take advantage of a quieter period to dedicate time to going through CVs etc Jobseekers are also going through a quieter time...

Author: Natalie Ponting
Published: 24 Nov 2016

Could the increase in consultations result in further pressures for GP services?

A snapshot survey carried out by the King’s Fund questioned approximately 129 GP partners & practice managers, and found that there was a 10% increase in patient engagement with GPs in the first half of the year (2016/17), this in comparison to the same time two years ago. As part of the quarterly monitoring report, the survey revealed that there was a significant increase in telephone consultations. Results highlighted the number of patient consultations with GPs which has changed con...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 18 Nov 2016

Trustee Digital Skills Survey 2016

TPP undertook a survery to ascertain whether charity trustees have the digital skills necessary for growing and developing their organisation in this technological age. The findings from the survey can be found here.

Author: Francesca Pateman
Published: 17 Nov 2016

Charity Gender Pay Gap 2016

The results from the 2016 Charity Gender Pay Gap can be found here.

Author: Francesca Pateman
Published: 17 Nov 2016

Why is positive reinforcement so important in the workplace?

The key to being a great manager is ensuring your team are engaged and motivated and therefore achieving the desired results. In the not-for-profit sector especially, where the feel-good factor drives a huge number of employees, this is never more prevalent. Using positive reinforcement, focusing less on what people are doing wrong and more on what they are doing right, is the process of rewarding or incentivising desired behaviour or performance to increase the likelihood of its continuat...

Author: Donna Newton
Published: 17 Nov 2016

Survey suggests patients put off visiting GP surgery by receptionists

Almost 2000 patients were questioned for a Cancer Research UK survey, results revealed different reasons why patients are putting off visiting their GP. 40% of patients reported that they were unhappy discussing their symptoms with reception staff in order to get an appointment, and this is a barrier to seeing a GP. The survey also found that 42% would put off visiting their GP because they couldn’t see a particular doctor, or because of inconvenient appointment times. 35% of patients repor...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 20 Oct 2016

Why you should always give candidates feedback after an interview

Job interviews can be a nerve-wracking experiences for many people and the days, or even weeks, waiting to hear feedback can be an agonising period. When candidates finally do hear back from an organisation, it can be a weight off their shoulders. Best-case scenario, the candidate is successful and is chosen for the role in question. However, for every candidate that was successful there will also be at least five or six others that weren’t.    Providing constructive feedback is the most ...

Author: Francesca Pateman
Published: 20 Oct 2016

Charity Market Snapshot 2016

We have used data from our 2016 salary surveys to create a snapshot of the charity market, including the latest statistics on salary and gender gap, roles most in demand within the not for profit sector and the most desired benefits.

Author: Natalie Ponting
Published: 06 Oct 2016