CBMC Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.
Biblical Business Principle
Last time we focused on Promoting Employees. Is your promotion process in line with Biblical Principles?
This week we will focus on Hiring Key People. Should you only hire (or promote) Christians for your key positions?
Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 1 Timothy 3:1-4 NLT
While this passage is referring to an overseer in the church, the principles are good for any key employee / manager in a business. Each of these qualities will help you examine an aspect of a potential key employee. Should you not hire if the person doesn’t grade out at 100%? How do you grade out?
A past president of ServiceMaster was asked if the company would only hire Christians in executive positions. His response was that his current CFO was still not a real Christian, but he did have a biblical worldview and was in complete alignment with ServiceMaster’s policies and positions.
Key employees / managers represent the company to a greater degree than employees. A big question is – do I want this person representing the company? Representing me?
Bit of Wisdom
Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2 NLT
Forums Ministry Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. Have you hosted a Business by the Book Workshop at your company or church?
BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles.
Forums Groups help one-another resolve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential closed group environment.
Business Leadership Forums are periodic events where business leaders share how applying Biblical Business Principles has impacted their business.
Forums Focus past issues are available online at https://cbmcmd.wordpress.com
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