A 2 Minute Read - By Chris Bright - posted on November 3, 2020

Podcast Episode 18. Hire-oglyphics


Hiring is one of the toughest jobs in church leadership. Get it wrong and you can set your church back in its development, cause conflict and division, even a church split. But get it right, and it can be the thing that can catapult your church forward, create an amazing work environment and make ministry a joy. In this episode, we go into the problems of hiring, how to hire, who to hire, and what to do if it's all gone wrong.

Key Points

  1. The problems
    1. Being over staffed
    2. Hiring the wrong person
    3. Hiring doers
    4. Short term thinking
  2. How to hire
    1. Hiring for skill, hiring for personality, hiring for cultural fit
    2. Skill can be taught, personality can’t
    3. Take your time
    4. Clear job descriptions
    5. Is head hunting illegal?
  3. Who to hire
    1. Can a volunteer do it?
    2. Vision setters
    3. Content Creators 
    4. Managers
    5. Doers
  4. What do you do if you have the wrong staff team?
    1. Look at yourself first
    2. Speak to your HR Trustee
    3. Get help early

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