What Employee Policies should a Church have?

Fairness in ministry and employment.  While a church is a ministry, it is also an employer.  Most employees will be good, but sometimes a hire will be disappointing.  It is best to have established employee policies so that everyone knows what is expected of them.  Even good employees will make mistakes or could misunderstand rules …

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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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What do I need for OSHA safety compliance?

OSHA safety compliance is essential for any business, non-profit, or ministry.  Regulations vary widely, depending on your industry, location, and size, but there are some essentials that all should consider: 1. Safety signs, labels, and tags 2. Safety supplies 3. Safety posters 4. Safety reporting and manuals 1. Safety signage:  Every organization needs basics like …

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Is your Business ready for an Earthquake?

Are you prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster?  Your business should plan ahead for a natural disaster, considering the safety of 1)customers, 2) employees, and 3) records. Customer and Employee Safety: Be sure that you are ready in the following areas: 1. Basic protection- smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, Haz-mat spill …

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Should you have an Employee Dating policy in your Employee Handbook?

Should an Employee Handbook have a policy about Employee Dating?  The personal lives of your employees are really none of your business, UNLESS their actions affect their work performance.  That is why you can have policies setting rules on Other Employment, Off-Duty Drug Abuse, and other activities outside of work.  When it comes to dating, …

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