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Posted by Sarah Robins on 3/23/17 7:46 AM

4 Ways To Balance The Tensions In Hiring

 

There is one conversation that I have in almost every consultation with a church or ministry looking to hire. It revolves around helping leaders and search teams understand this truth: You must balance the tension of essentials you need and traits you want in a new hire. Another way to think of it is “must have“ versus “like to have” qualities. The truth of any staff search process is that we all have values we desire in a potential new hire, yet no one single person often can meet all of our expectations.

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Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 3/15/17 7:07 AM

5 Ways Church Leaders Can Spot High-Capacity Candidates

Every day, I get to help church leaders in the process of church staffing. And consistently, these leaders want to hire what we call "high-capacity" team members. Dictionary.com defines capacity as “the ability to receive or contain; the power of receiving impressions or knowledge; mental ability; actual ability to perform, yield, or withstand.” Capacity includes natural gifts and abilities, particular skill sets, measured experiences, and passions that rally around a job description and give the candidate every opportunity to succeed.

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Posted by Brian Dunks on 3/8/17 7:41 AM

7 Keys To Onboarding Your Church Staff Successfully

Great team culture is one of the biggest benefits you can offer your church staff. More and more, the culture of a workplace is a deciding factor when qualified candidates decide whether or not to take a job. It’s important to remember that the culture of your church staff changes with every hire you make, making onboarding a crucial part of your staffing process.

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Posted by Casey Hampton on 3/6/17 7:49 AM

How To Build Systems For Great Staff Culture with Katie Viscontini [Podcast]

 

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly talks with Katie Viscontini, Business Development Coordinator and "Culture Queen" here at Vanderbloemen.

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Posted by Holly Tate on 2/28/17 9:06 AM

How To Welcome A New Church Staff Member Well

So you have made a hire for your church staff. Now what? That's an important question. Many church leaders spend so much time and focus on the front end of the hiring process that they can forget to be intentional once the new employee has arrived.

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Posted by Tracey Smith on 2/24/17 6:56 AM

3 Check Points For Selecting Your Pastor Search Committee Members

Having the right church leaders in place is a critical part of the success of a ministry, but it’s getting them there that is the hardest part. And who you have on your search team makes a big difference when you’re looking for that key hire. Choosing who to have on your pastor search committee is an important decision and should be approached thoughtfully and prayerfully. 

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Posted by Caroline Smith on 2/23/17 7:34 AM

3 Essential Interview Traits To Look For In Church Staff Candidates

Knowing that a bad hire can be costly both financially and to the momentum and morale of your church staff, it’s important to know what to look for as you interview candidates for your team.

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Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 2/15/17 7:13 AM

How To Find & Unleash Leaders For Your Church with David Crank [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with David Crank, co-founder and Senior Pastor of FaithChurch.com in St. Louis.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 2/7/17 8:47 AM

How Pastors Can Prevent Or Recover From A Fall with Roy Yanke [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Roy Yanke, Executive Director of Pastor-in-Residence (PIR) Ministries.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 1/31/17 8:46 AM

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