It Almost Always “Boils Back to Lack of Communication.”
Asked if it was common for organisations to run into strife with staff, Mr Farrow said he probably had a “warped perspective” from being called in whenever things went off the rails. Boards were responsible for employee Health and Safety and could be held personally liable.
Sarah Simmers, a partner at Anderson Lloyd, said it was no longer possible to delegate overall responsibility for Health and Safety.
“You can’t turn a blind eye to Health and Safety … The buck can still stop with the board.”
Would-be Volunteer directors should know what they are taking on, she said.
“There are some really good courses run, like by the Institute of directors, about the governance of not-for-profits.”
“It’s not just a passive volunteer role, helping out and being nice, it’s taking on a raft of responsibilities when you step into that role.”Read the full article here!
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