Human Resources

This page is devoted to helping human resources professionals maintain the operations of their organization. We’ve compiled resources and tools to aid you in all aspects of HR—whether it be modifying your employee handbook or teaching you how to comply with the latest laws.



Newsletters & Discussion Groups

Corporate Alternatives Inc.

HR Today

HR World

Halogen Blog


Reference Materials / Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Department of Labor

National Center for Charitable Statistics

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

National Labor Relations Board

American Disabilities Act


Social Security Administration

HIPAA Resources


Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Helpful Tools

2011 Employee Handbook: This handbook is intended to assist human resources professionals in choosing and implementing appropriate policies and guidelines in line with the ever-changing legal landscape. Written by attorneys from Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, this template covers the full range of issues needed to appropriately orient all new and existing employees on your policies and procedures.

Succession Planning for Nonprofits of All Sizes: This is a reprint of the popular Blue Avocado article containing concise overview of the state-of-the-art in succession thinking and planning.

Benchmark against Leading Practice: Human Resources Checklist: The Human Resources Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of human resources. Results from the checklist can be used to guide the development of an annual work plan and contribute to the establishment of long-term vision.

Document Retention and Destruction Policy (Sample)

Sample document retention and destruction policy for adoption by your board of directors. All corporations are required to have a practice. Adopting a policy ensures that you are in compliance with Sarbannes-Oxley Act.

Employee Development

Employee Performance Evaluation Process for Jewish Family Service

Confidentiality Agreement

Template Confidentiality Agreement for volunteers and/or staff.