Wise Hire… “Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by.” Proverbs 26:10
Be wise and not just hire a nice person that needs a job. There is a stewardship responsibility to make sure a new team member is set up for success. In fact, friendship may be an obstacle, because the new employee may have an expectation of entitlement. Make sure there is clear communication around office hours, outcomes and the consequences of not getting the right results. Indeed, wise hires take time and testing.
Character is a major consideration. Someone may be skilled in sales, but sloppy with the truth. Do you really want an untrustworthy individual representing you and your business or ministry? If a team member blurs the lines of integrity just to close a deal, you can also expect internal compromise within the company. Hire men and women who, like Job, will not compromise their integrity, “I will not deny my integrity” (Job 27:5b).
Wise hires are like adding a new family member. Is this someone I can live with day in and day out? Do I enjoy their company? Will they extend grace, humility and respect in conversation? Wise hires have a heart for service and the success of others. “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4). Will I be patient and just hire those who, like Jesus, serve without being ask?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
February 26, 2021
“Process your emotions by speaking out loud what you feel, lest your pain control you.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 26, 2021 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8 I am thinking about my mom this morning and how to honor her [...]
February 25, 2021
“The Lord wants to strengthen your thinking.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 25, 2021 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount [...]
February 24, 2021
“The best way to help others is for our love to be wedded to their dignity.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 24, 2021 In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, [...]