Jul 17, 2015

The Harvest Is Plentiful but the Workers Are Few

Christian Leadership Alliance Guest Post 

Matthew 9:37–38

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.   Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

This was so very true when it was written and still so very true today. The workers available to bring the good word to the world of Christ’s saving blood are few. This piece of Scripture is the foundation of what it is that we do here at In HIS Name HR.

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Mark Griffin is founder and Chief Consultant at In His Name HR LLC. He has over 20 years of HR experience. You can check out his published book HERE. Follow Mark on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

Jun 8, 2015

Managing Employees to Success Webinar

In HIS Name HR LLC 

In Partnership With 

Covenant CPA 

Presents: Managing Employees to Success 

Friday, July 17, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM

It’s no secret that businesses want to succeed.  It also should be no surprise that their employees want to succeed!   Of course, there’s often a strong, positive relationship between the two—when employees succeed, so do the organizations they serve.

A key question, then, becomes:  How can organizations most effectively encourage and support their employees’ success?

Mark Griffin, founder of In HIS Name HR and a professional with more than two decades of experience working with high performance organizations, is uniquely qualified to explore this question.

Managing Employees to Success promises to be an interesting and interactive event that will offer fresh ideas and productivity-enhancing insights for employers and employees alike.

Click Here To Register  

A Link to the Webinar presentation page will be e-mailed closer to the date of the event.   

Areas Covered in the seminar:

• An overview of labor laws that apply to your business

• Discipline.

• Setting expectations.

• Employee policy manuals.

• Codes of Conduct.

• Employee relations and communications.

• Performance management.

• Counseling and discipline procedures.

• Terminations. 

Who will Benefit:

• Business Owners

• Office Managers charged with Human Resources Responsibilities

• Vice Presidents, Directors & Managers

• Employment Managers, HR Managers and Employee Relations Professionals

• HR Generalists, HR Analysts, HR Coordinators and HR Supervisors

• HR Administrators

• Supervisors

• Managers

Click Here To Register  

A Link to the Webinar presentation page will be e-mailed closer to the date of the event.   

Apr 8, 2015

Business as Mission, HarvestNet, International, 2015, India

In February 2015, HarvestNet International coordinated and led the visit of five U.S. businessmen to a number of cities across India, including New Delhi, Razole, Rajahmundry, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Salem, Pune, and Goa.

The focus of this Business as Mission trip was to spend time with Indian businesses leaders, ministry directors, and pastors to exchange ideas and explore the various ways in which we might altruistically partner in the developing of India’s businesses. Our shared goal is to help these businesses to prosper sufficiently to enable them to support India’s orphanages, ministries, and churches without the need for international aid.

We are excited as we develop the next steps in developing business development partnerships in the advancement of the Kingdom in India.  Check out the pictures from our journey here.

Aug 7, 2014

Managing Employees to Success

It’s no secret that businesses want to succeed.  It also should be no surprise that their employees want to succeed!   Of course, there’s often a strong, positive relationship between the two—when employees succeed, so do the organizations they serve.

A key question, then, becomes:  How can organizations most effectively encourage and support their employees’ success?

Mark Griffin, founder of In HIS Name HR and a professional with more than two decades of experience working with high performance organizations, is uniquely qualified to explore this question.

Managing Employees to Success promises to be an interesting and interactive event that will offer fresh ideas and productivity-enhancing insights for employers and employees alike.

Please join us for this important Messiah College Business Alumni Networking Breakfast Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Eden Resort Lancaster PA. 
 

Watch The Video Of The Presentation 

 

Register Here

Jun 6, 2014

Your Work Counts Even When You Hate It

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

We have all had assignments that were, well, quite frankly, awful! I remember early on in my career finding myself on special assignment to a plant location that I had been led to believe was a prestigious assignment. Instead, it was wrought with labor strife and involved dealing with some incredibly difficult employee relations issues.

Soon after landing there, I realized just how bad it was. Well, I could have just as easily done my time, made myself look busy and navigated through the assignment for a few months and moved on, letting everyone know that, yes, it is bad, and it is not correctable. But I took a different stance. I looked at it like Joel Osteen would: “I am a victor; I am a conqueror; I can and will do all things through Christ.” I went in head on with passion and determination to fix many of the issues. Yes, in the beginning, I hated the assignment; there’s no denying that. But I worked countless hours counseling both leaders and union members, and, at the end, we came to common ground and both sides thanked me.

I can and will do all things through Christ

So, Christian business leaders, have you got the guts to go head on with determination, taking on the hard issues at hand for your companies? If you do, and you lead with conviction and passion, you will be blessed in the building of a “Kingdom Minded” Organization.

Help our community of readers

How do you navigate though the areas of your work that you hate? How have you helped others that have been stuck? Let us know. We love to learn from others.

Feb 12, 2014

It’s a New Day and Mark A. Griffin on 1180 WFYL-AM Philadelphia PA

Recorded Live Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7AM EST on 1180 WFYL-AM Philadelphia PA

Listen while Mark discusses how Christian business owners can prosper their businesses using sound HR Practices while being outward in their faith.

Have iTunes? Podcast is available through iTunes.

A  Little bit about: “It’s a New Day”:

It’s a New Day  is live weekday mornings from 7-9AM. Broadcasting conservative news-talk radio, talking about your liberty and subjects that matter:

• One Nation Under God
• Faith, Family, Freedom, Flag, Founding Fathers and the Future of this Great Nation
• Truth, Honesty, Integrity
• Godly Heritage
• Traditional Values
• The Constitution
• Justice in the Land
• Patriotism

Tune in and receive encouragement at the voice of freedom in the Delaware Valley….WFYL1180AM.

A Little bit about Mark:

Mark has a Bachelors degree in Human Resources from Saint Leo College and an MBA from Bloomsburg University.  Mark Lives in Lancaster Pennsylvania with his wife, Gail.  Mark and Gail attend LCBC Church. Having spent over 20 years working in Human Resources, Mark has encountered many changes in the workplace. Mark leads a HR Consulting firm he launched in 2011:  In HIS Name HR LLC .

Having authored the book, “How To Build Kingdom Minded Organizations”, Mark has become an authority on Christianity and the workplace.

Mark is passionate about the workplace, and  especially Christian business owners’ opportunity to reach their  employees.   He believes employees and  companies should work closely together to prosper the company for mutual purposes.

Oct 22, 2013

Christian Business Leaders: Be a Modern Day Apostle

Deuteronomy 30:8-10

8You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today. 9Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors, 10if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

How long must we manage our organizations absent of God before we realize that prosperity comes when we include Him! Having met with hundreds of Christian business professionals, I seem to run into the same common thread: we go to church on Sunday and “turn off” our Christianity on Monday. How long must we all go until we come to the realization that Church is every day?

 Christian Business Leaders Are Modern-day Apostles.

Christ ordained his apostles and sent them back to work. Their work included fishing, accounting and even tax collection. Christ did not demand that they stop working; they ministered in the marketplace. So, today, all of us who are Christian Business Leaders are modern-day Apostles. If you’re Christianity doesn’t stop on Sunday nights, if you instead build it into your leadership and your organization’s values, you are building a “Kingdom Minded” Organization.

Help our community of readers

What has your organization done to bring Christianity to the daily workplace? What steps must you continue to take to break down the barriers? We would like to know, so that our community will grow.

May 7, 2013

Rest or Work on Sunday?

Exodus 23:12

12Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.

We, as Christian Business Leaders, have gotten far away from this. We continue our lives and work straight through Sunday. We say things like, “We can’t not work on Sunday; the competition does!” Or, “We have always worked Sundays.” Well, don’t be convinced it is impossible; Chick-Fil-A has been doing it since they first opened! Growing up in Northern New Jersey, all the stores were closed to give employees time to spend with their families. Biblical scholars, pastors, and Bible believers all have their own interpretation of what the Scripture means.

Don’t shoot right through Sunday, without honoring God

I believe that the bottom line is we should honor God at least once a week by spending time relaxing with our families, enjoying the outdoors and partaking in worship. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and, most importantly, God. If you run an organization that honors God by ensuring you honor your employees by not working on Sundays, be blessed in the knowledge that you are building a “Kingdom Minded” Organization.

Help our community of readers

What is your company’s perspective on honoring God? Are there any customs, practices or procedures that you think might make you unique? Let us know and help build our community.

Jan 21, 2013

Lead with Grace and Peace; Never Condemn

Acts 17: 22–23

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.  For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.”

Christian business leaders should speak to their people where they are

In this verse, Paul brought himself to where the listener was. He spoke to where “they are.” This is important, because he did not rush into the conversation with judgment and condemnation; he actually praised them for being “very religious.” As the book continues, Paul brings to light what and how they needed to correct themselves. We learn a lot about Paul as a leader. How many times do you as a leader immediately jump to the negative with your people? Why not praise them first when it is appropriate on what it is they are doing right.

So, Christian business leaders, what say you? Do you compliment for effort, but guide your people back to the right direction with grace and peace? If you do, they will perform incredible acts of commitment for you and your organization. If you do, you are building a “Kingdom Minded” Organization.

 Help our community of readers

Tell us about a leader that you have admired in the past, what they did to help you develop in the areas that you were weak. What was their approach? Why did you respect them?

Sep 14, 2012

Assistant to Director of Facilities Services New Cumberland PA Location

 

ABWE International

In HIS Name HR has been retained to assist in the recruitment for this integral position within an International Missionary Organization.

Assistant to Director of Facilities Services

 

Mission/Vision: 

To make disciples among every people group on Earth by sharing the story of hope that we have in Jesus Christ, building communities of faith and serving the world with love.

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for assisting the Director of Facilities Services in a variety of duties including the management of preventative maintenance and repair of facilities and systems at the home office located in New Cumberland, PA.

Some Of  The Responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining and repairing HVAC, boilers, pressure vessels, plumbing, security, fire suppression and detection, irrigation, and well water systems.
  • Assisting departmental efforts in building construction and repair projects.
  • Assisting the Director of Facilities Services as lead person in order to provide authority and respond to needs in his absence.
  • Providing certified drinking water sampling to lab in accordance with DEP regulations.

Some Of The Qualifications:

  • Minimum Prior Experience Required:  6 – 8 years
  • Certification/Licensure Required:  Department of Environmental Protection Water System Operator License
  • Proficient in electrical circuitry, plumbing repair, and geothermal HVAC.
  • Able to weld and fabricate using various raw materials.
  • Possesses an understanding of safety and security monitoring equipment.
  • Able to operate various types of construction equipment.

Education:

  • Education:  High School diploma or GED

Some Of The Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.  Must be able to stand or sit for long periods.  Must be available to respond to after-hours conditions such as snow removal or building emergencies.
  • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.  Must be able to work in hot, cold, dry, and wet conditions based on weather patterns.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Takes initiative
  • Energetic and deadline oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work alone or in a team environment
  • Cheerful
  • Self-disciplined

Christian Life:

As an employee of this Organization you are an important member of a Christian organization. As such, all staff members are considered Christian missionaries and are required to participate in Chapel services.

Because of the nature of our ministry it is absolutely necessary that you possess and maintain a lifestyle that is above reproach.

All Employees must: 

  1. Be a current and active member and/or regular attendee of a local Bible-believing church.
  2. Be able to fully support the organizations core mission, vision, values, and ministry philosophy.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to robin@abwe.org

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