Human Resources Archives - Church Executive


Retirement plan investment choices — less really “is” more

In today’s increasingly tech-savvy environment — in which so many people own smartphones and tablets and maintain a social media presence — there is a tendency to think that a smorgasbord of choices is desirable. This is not the case when it comes to the fund choices your church offers its employees in their 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans.

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Dealing with a sex offender

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM If you believe a sex offender has started attending your church, take action. Not doing so could result in significant legal liability if a situation occurs on your property. Step 1: Learn the local laws. First, be certain that the individual is a convicted sex offender. Double-check that the person […]

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Can I Google applicants?

Social media has become the major form of communication for a large portion of the population. An even larger percent of people are “dabbling” in it.

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Five staffing mistakes to avoid

By Tim Spivey “The single most important thing great companies did that good companies didn’t was make superb people decisions.” That was from Jim Collins at the Catalyst West conference last week. Collins is one of my favorite…OK, my favorite, author on leadership from a business perspective. The research his team has done over the […]

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Consistent brand imagery

Everywhere we communicate, we convey emotion and send a message about our identity.

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Getting staff in correct ‘class’

By David Middlebrook Deciding whether an individual worker is an employee or independent contractor is an increasingly important decision and deserves every church and ministry’s full attention. It is often tempting for churches and ministries to classify workers as independent contractors so as to avoid paying employment and payroll taxes and providing employee benefits and […]

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A step-by-step church staff review guide

As I mentioned in my last post, staff reviews are thought by some to be intrinsically miserable and somewhat useless.

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How to reach and lead the millennials

The millennials – those born after 1980 – constitute the new mega generation.

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Navigating high turnover

In the Washington, D.C. area, we have found that there’s a high turnover rate within our church lay ministry leadership.

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How to deal with ex-offenders

Develop a policy in the context of discipleship and full reconciliation.

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