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?
March 31, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 31, 2020 Meanwhile, as Simon Peter was standing by the fire, they asked him again, ‘You’re not one of his disciples are you? He denied it, saying, ‘No, I am not.’ John 18:25 I wonder how Peter felt after he denied Christ. We know from Scripture [...]
March 30, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 30, 2020 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Ephesians 6:16 God does not leave us exposed to the devil’s evil ploys to capture our affections. He gives us the shield of faith [...]
March 29, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 29, 2020 Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed. Psalm 17:3 God’s spirit is interested in probing our heart. He knows the heart is the [...]