Our Work World

Choosing Employees 2

Last week I began to write about how to choose good employees. The model I’ve used came from Moses’ father-in-law Jethro—adding to last week’s two criteria, here is what Jethro’s advice was to Moses:

Choosing Employees

A man wrote to me a while ago and asked my thoughts on choosing employees. He wrote: “The two most challenging aspects of my work are choosing and losing co-workers. Mistakes are expensive in many ways. It takes me about a year at least to bring any of my employees up to snuff on the job and during those months many hours, thousands of dollars and an exhausting supply of energy is invested in them.

Nurture or Nature

Jesus’ family background was about as dysfunctional as any. Matthew recorded an overview for us.

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