Episode 616: Hiring Skills, Part 3

In Episode 616 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd continue their discussion on discerning character, chemistry, and competency when hiring staff and volunteer leaders.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How you discern for competency
  • Ways to use the interview and reference process to discern competency

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “You aren’t going to know what you expect from anybody in any role until you take a step back and ask what the competencies you are looking for in that position.” – @toddadkins
  • “Having a clear understanding of the competencies, I am prepared to ask good questions that will reveal whether or not they are competent.” – @toddadkins
  • “One of the things I love to do in discerning competence is creating scenarios and asking how they would lead in light of that.” – @danielsangi
  • “Sometimes competency can be as difficult to discern as character.” – @toddadkins
  • “Some people are better at interviewing than at executing.” – @toddadkins
  • “The questions that you ask a reference are almost as important as the questions you ask a candidate.” – @toddadkins
  • “An easy way to find out if they’ve done their homework is to ask them what is their favorite core value of the church.” – @toddadkins

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Published August 2, 2021