What is an EEO-1 Form?

Diversity Report Required: Do you know the ethnic makeup of your employees?  By law, you might be required to track this information.  September 30th is the deadline for filing the EEO-1 form for companies with 100 or more employees.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) uses this information to track diversity stats for your business. Steps …

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Does our church need a staff policy manual?

Should our church have a staff policy manual? Any church with more than one or two paid staff should have a Church Staff Handbook, explaining church policies, employee benefits, your vision for ministry, and your ethical standards (especially for your pastoral staff).  How do we get a church policy manual?  You have three options for designing a …

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How can a church HR consultant help?

How can an HR consultant help your church?  There are many areas where a consultant can be of help : 1. Hiring and Firing 2. Employee Policies 3. Employee Relations Hiring and Firing help:  An HR consultant can help your church with developing interviewing and hiring forms, training supervisors on hiring and firing skills, and creating …

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Is your company leaking personal data like Facebook?

Facebook has once again come under some heat for the possible compromising of personal information from its customers.  Facebook permits secondary access to accounts, which allows 3rd parties to display ads, applications, and the like.  Apparently there was a flaw in the system, allowing those 3rd party users to access far more than they were supposed to, …

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How much should I pay for an Employee Handbook?

What does it cost to get an Employee Handbook?  Many wonder how much they should pay for an employee handbook.  That price really depends on which of the following three paths you choose to follow: 1. Do-it-Yourself Path: Many consider buying an employee handbook template online, which can cost from $50 to $350 or more.  …

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Do we need church consulting for HR policies?

Why is a church consulting company helpful when a church establishes its HR policies and procedures?   When it comes to setting up staff policies, a professional HR consulting company can help your church determine the correct policies for your church staff size, location, and particular ministries.  A company specializing in helping ministries is preferred, since churches have …

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Should our Church use an Employee Handbook template?

Time for a new Church Employee Handbook?  If so, then should you use an employee handbook template to build your own staff manual?  That really depends on the expertise of your staff and/or volunteer experts.  Most handbook templates offered are aimed at businesses, not non-profits and certainly not churches.  If you have someone you can …

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What policies should be in a church employee handbook?

Fairness in ministry and employment.  A church employee handbook sets your church policies and procedures in writing.   With a well designed church employee handbook, your HR policies will be clear and consistent, you will lower the chance of minsunderstanding or frustration among staff, you will offer protection to the ministry, and you will equip your …

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