Sunday, September 30, 2018

Don’t Hire Friends Because They Are Friends

DRF–Hiring a friend often occurs because you know and trust them. You like them. These are great attributes—knowing, trusting and liking. It certainly beats hiring people you don’t know, trust or like!

However, your judgement can be clouded when hiring friends. You can overlook or downplay their deficiencies. They may not be the best fit for the role or staff culture of your church. Sometime friends bypass their supervisor and come to you with their staff issues. Will you allow this to happen?

When hiring a friend, you need to consider whether you could ever transition them off of staff … in other words, can you fire them? Ouch. Get good input from trusted advisors before hiring a friend. Don’t hire a friend just because they are your friend.