HR Support Package goes live, offering tips and tools for better people management

The Human Resources (HR) Support Package is now out, providing CHS Alliance members with a series of tips and tools to improve people management in the humanitarian and development sectors.

Good HR practice is a key element of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), which requires that “communities and people affected by crisis receive the assistance they require from competent and well-managed staff and volunteers.” From this perspective, the HR Support package aims to help members meet Commitment 8 of the CHS, while boosting organisational effectiveness.

A tactical resource informed by good practices to help enhancing and formalising people management practices, the package consists of three elements:

  1. Tools and resources including templates and manuals;
  2. An online peer community to encourage social learning and exchange of experiences;
  3. Facilitated access to a pool of pro-bono experts to share advice and answer specific HR questions

Designed around the employee life cycle, the HR Support Package refers for each stage to the applicable sections of the HR Manual on offer to the members of the CHS Alliance. Aiming to be a practical tool, the tips on offer are informed by years of operational experience. It also sign-posts users to relevant case studies and websites, and to free online learning resources offered by the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.

In the New Year, we will open an online community to encourage collaboration and shared learning, whilst organically increasing the bank of knowledge and resources available. In parallel, based on the most common questions posed to the online community, we will facilitate access to a pool of pro-bono experts.

The HR Support Package is brought to you thanks to a partnership between Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and CHS Alliance.  It is available to CHS Alliance members only. You can find out more about CHS Alliance membership here