Working together to create radical, anti-oppressive approaches to HR & operations.


A forum to question, comment, request and go deeper, together.


An open, collaborative library of radical HR & operations policies.


Advice on how to create radical alternatives to standard HR policies.


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Stories from the frontline of developing radical HR approaches.

RadHR is a space for social change organisations to share the nuts and bolts—the policies, processes, practices and stories—of how to organise ourselves based on our values and challenge oppression within our groups.

Most activist groups, not-for-profit organisations, community groups, workers’ cooperatives and social enterprises are committed to fighting against oppression and inequality in the wider world. But when it comes to how we organise internally, we often end up replicating all sorts of crap—classist, racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic and transphobic norms, as well as the individualistic, competition-based values of the wider systems we oppose.

But things are shifting! In the wake of BLM and #MeToo, social justice organisations have started acknowledging that the ends don’t always justify the means – and that we can’t keep organising in oppressive, top-down ways and expect a better world to emerge. RadHR helps groups to challenge these damaging practices and become more supportive, caring and anti-oppressive organisations.


A couple of example policies uploaded by the RadHR community…


Travel policy

Activist GroupSelf-managed / Flat

A framework for traveling for a collective covering 1) which expenses are reimbursed, for who, and how; and 2) how to count working days when traveling. It provides guidelines and suggestions regarding how to think about travelling in an activist context.


Staff undertaking training courses or volunteering roles

Activist GroupCo-opSelf-managed / Flat

A policy aiming to support employees undertaking short courses and those of a longer duration such as certificates, diplomas or MAs that require intensive study. The policy also recognises that small organisation often have has limited resources. The policy also covers sabbaticals and extended voluntary work.

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As well as policies, there are a growing set of guides…


How to have a legally-compliant ‘disciplinary’ policy that doesn’t shame, blame or punish

People Support Coop & RadHR

How can progressive employers meet the legal requirements of a disciplinary policy, without embedding punitive values? This guide covers how 'disciplinary' situations can be treated as opportunities for learning and collective improvement.


How to design a supportive holiday policy that balances individual with collective needs

People Support Coop & RadHR

We all need breaks from work to rest and recharge, but how do we design a holiday system with flexibility and accountability? This guide covers what you need to know about holiday policies.

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Read stories from the community and updates from the RadHR team…

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