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Why do charities struggle to recruit Trustees?

Recent research revealed by the Third Sector publication echoes the regular struggles and frustrations we hear about from our clients, repeatedly. It’s difficult to find Trustees who can give enough time and it can be onerous finding people with the skills your charity needs. Getting on Board’s recent report suggests a staggering 74% of charities find it difficult to recruit Trustees. The prime issue is becoming too reliant on using their existing network. It is time to step away from your n...

Author: Brigitte Stundner
Published: 23 Jun 2017

What’s next on the cards for the NHS?

The current state of the NHS and what will happen over the next four years is uncertain as pressure mounts on the treatment of the NHS and its staff. Staff pay and ward closures are just a few of the many ongoing issues that the current government will face, as well as the knock-on effects on other areas within the NHS such as general practice and pressures on junior doctors. Over the next five years the Conservatives have promised an extra £8bn for the health service. Policy analysts have ...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 22 Jun 2017

Hot under the collar? Tips to prevent your staff wilting in the heat

We do like to moan about the weather in the UK. It’s always too hot, too cold, the   wrong kind of rain. ​I personally like the heat, but preferably when I am sat beside a pool and don’t have to move! Unfortunately in the UK, public transport and offices often don’t cope well with the heat, trains come to a halt and air conditioning systems that have worked during the coldest months fail. We can’t all take our laptop down to the beach to work for the day, so we have put together our top tip...

Author: Jo Hodge
Published: 22 Jun 2017

Three top tips for a successful telephone interview

Not all interviews are face to face and more organisations are conducting telephone interviews as part of the initial recruitment process. In many ways, they are no different to a face to face interview, but it can be more difficult to build a rapport with someone when they can’t see you and feed off each other’s body language, which can result in awkward silences. Here we have put together our top tips to consider and what to avoid! Prior to the call As with any interview, ensure you ...

Author: Jo Hodge
Published: 14 Jun 2017

Supporting carers in the workplace

According to employers for carers, 1 in 9 people in your workforce will be caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill and with an ageing population and people living longer, more people in the workplace are going to have caring responsibilities. Yet the CIPD reported that only a third of employers currently support working carers.  Clearly showing you support carers can help attract staff that may not have otherwise applied and will benefit retention. It can also reduce stre...

Author: Phil Garcia
Published: 14 Jun 2017

TPP Recruitment: Higher Education Quality Breakfast Forum

On Wednesday 7th June, as part of our successful Higher Education Quality series of seminars, we hosted a breakfast roundtable on Changes in Quality. This particular forum was held to give Higher Education Quality Managers and Academic Registrars the opportunity to network, share best practice and find solutions to prevailing problems. We were delighted to be joined by Karen Harris, Head of Quality at the London Business School, who also chaired the meeting. Karen opened the discussion wi...

Author: Samantha Johnston
Published: 09 Jun 2017

Fundraising Week – Crowdfunding

In light of Fundraising week last week (22-26 May), we thought we would follow-up with a focus on crowdfunding. Did you know the base of the Statue of Liberty was paid for by crowdfunding? Crowdfunding in the digital age has grown in popularity with many charities using it to raise funds quickly for emergency relief campaigns or special projects. As of May 2017, Just Giving has seen over 1,668 campaigns set up and last year charity crowdfunding campaigns on the same site raised £12.3m. Cr...

Author: Tanya Graham
Published: 31 May 2017

Third Sector Fundraising week Review by Patrick Dunn

I have recently joined the Fundraising Recruitment team at TPP Fundraising & Development. Before this, I worked for another agency  recruiting communications and marketing specialists for the not for profit sector. Joining a fundraising specialism was the right move for me, as I have found it’s through fundraising that you have a true comprehension of what is at the heart of a charity. So, it was a great honour to have represented TPP at the Annual Fundraising Conference by Third Sector ...

Author: Patrick Dunn
Published: 31 May 2017

Could collaboration be the answer to retention issues within your charity?

TPP Recruitment are partnering with the Charities HR Network to research into 'Fundraising Recruitment, Retention and Reward', in a commitment to improve fundraising across the UK. HR Directors describe concerns across recruitment, retention, reward and development and there is a general desire to slow the recruitment market for fundraisers. It is never more important to have skilled and suitably trained and developed staff in your Fundraising team. Retention has long been a challenge wit...

Author: Rob Hayter
Published: 25 May 2017

Not with the Programme: GP shortage

Data from NHS Digital has shown a drop in the numbers of GPs for the first year since NHS England launched their workforce programme designed to increase the number of GPs in general practice by 5,000 by 2020. The programme gave funding to support all areas of recruiting GPs, improving training, ongoing support, retaining staff and attracting GPs back into practice, but NHS Digital’s figures show that the programme is not currently working. The RCGP have previously stated that 5,000 was not...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 25 May 2017