We provide HR advice and guidance on a range of topics to help voluntary and community organisations deal with HR matters effectively. We also provide examples of HR policies through publishing our staff handbook. You can find out more about HR issues on our HR hub.

Launch of 2014 Workforce Survey Top Line Findings

16 Dec 2015Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Salaries, Salary Survey, Employing People, HR

The 2014 Workforce Survey is NICVA's fifth such study in the series. The study explores salaries, recruitment, pensions, benefits and retention in the voluntary and community sector workforce. 

Planning for reduced funding/income in 2016? Sector Matters and NICVA HR on possible alternatives to redundancy

13 Nov 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

If you are planning for a potential reduction in funding/income, this article might assist you in considering the alternatives to redundancy which is an important stage of the planning and consultative process.

Sector Matters Supports Charity Trustees

30 Oct 2015HRHR

Over the past 8 years Sector Matter’s, NICVA’s social enterprise business, has worked with Trustees helping them meet their duties and responsibilities.

Project Funding running out March 2016? - top 5 redundancy planning questions from Sector Matters and NICVA HR

27 Oct 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

As we approach the end of October, suddenly 2016 seems just around the corner. If like many organisations you have funding coming to an end on 31st March 2016, now is the time to start thinking about how you will manage potential redundancies.

What you need to know about the Work and Families (NI) Act 2015

18 Feb 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

The Work and Families (NI) Act deals with voluntary sharing of leave and pay after the birth or adoption of a child as well as extending the right to request flexible working to all.

New rates for 2015/16 statutory payments

18 Feb 2015Alex Hastings HRHR

New rates for statutory payments such as maternity, paternity, adoption and sickness have been announced for use from 6 April 2015.

NJC Pay - Strike called off over new pay proposal

13 Oct 2014Alex Hastings HRHR, NJC Payscales

Further industrial action by local government workers for 14 October 2014 has been called off following an announcement that the trade unions and employers will consult members on new pay proposals.

Zero-hours Contracts Public Consultation: NICVA Response

10 Oct 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy, Employing People, HR

The Department of Employment and Learning held a public consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts in Northern Ireland. The response from NICVA is below.