Presented and hosted by Christian Business Partnership Ohio’s Christian Chamber of Commerce.
Restoring the American Promise. Together.
3PM EST Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023
HR practices that can best help your “Kingdom-Minded” organization and business protect its mission in today’s hostile world.
Click Here To Register
Presenter Mark Griffin has seen it all in his more than 25 years of Human Resources experience gained by working with a wide range of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to Christian Colleges, Ministries and Churches.
Let Mark help you by sharing his experiences in helping a variety of organizations manage their beliefs in the reality of today’s workplace.
Leading an organization with Christ-centered values makes organizational sense.
Mark will share why he believes Christ-centered organizations experience:
- Lower absenteeism
- Higher quality products
- Fewer employee morale issues
- Safer work environments
- Better perceptions by customers and vendors
Mark will also share how he helps organizations develop HR practices that reflect their core values and still build a high performance organization.
Topics to be Covered
- DEI and Biblical alternatives why is this important?
- Protecting your religious liberty
- Dangers from proposed laws
- Current state of religious liberty in court
- Creating a high performance culture through practical HR competency development
Click Here For Tickets
About The Host
Christian Business Partnership exists not only to defend your rights in the economy, but to ensure a business environment friendly to businesses throughout Ohio. Their mission is to aggressively advocate for the religious liberty of Christian employers and for a fair and free marketplace that enables entrepreneurs to thrive and compete. Learn more or join here!
About The Presenter
Mark A. Griffin, MBA
President and Founder In HIS Name HR LLC
Mark is a human resources professional with 25-plus years of experience in both public (Quaker Oats Company, Kodak Inc., Merck Inc.) and private companies (Woolrich, Conestoga Wood Specialties, Valco Companies Inc.), Mark is passionate about building high-performance workplaces by utilizing best practices while leading organizations with strong values.
Speaker, accomplished HR consultant, and the author of How to Build “Kingdom-Minded” Organizations and College to Career: The Student Guide to Career and Life Navigation, Mark A. Griffin encourages leaders to build values-led organizations during these increasingly complex times. Mark and his wife live in Lancaster PA and have two adult children.
Whether you are in the C suite at a large organization or working at a nonprofit, a college, ministry, or church, one of your most critical tasks is to ensure that your colleagues work in a safe, comfortable environment. Surveys consistently show that workplace culture is directly correlated to organizational success. Because of this, you must pay close attention to how your employees feel, and whether they are positioned to do their best work at your organization.
Therefore, as we enter a new decade, it is worth taking the time to explore some of the most important HR trends for Christians in the workplace. Even if you do not interact with HR on a day-to-day basis, understanding these trends can go a long way toward creating a terrific workplace experience for all of your colleagues.
Upcoming HR Trends for Christians in the Workplace
One upcoming HR trend for Christian ethics in the workplace centers on the rise of soft skills. Much of the media discussion regarding the war on talent focuses on the technical skills necessary for a particular role. And, clearly, your HR department and hiring managers need to ensure that your team members can successfully do their work. That being said, some of the largest skill gaps are behavioral, rather than technical. Soft skills like emotional intelligence and creative problem-solving are extremely valuable, regardless of your type of business or the services you offer.
Embracing Christian ethics in the workplace gives you and your organization a distinct advantage. The Christian faith naturally calls for followers to work on their emotional intelligence skills, for us to recognize that everyone around us has their own desires, dreams, and needs. Christians in the workplace stay true to a set of principles and values, and apply them to their colleagues.
Ultimately, it is difficult to hire for “soft skills.” They are difficult to identify on a résumé/CV. That said, having already incorporated Christian ethics in the workplace, you should leverage the emotional intelligence and other soft skills of your team. Even though technology has changed the world as we know it, these soft skills can help set your organization apart from its competitors. Make sure you take advantage of them in 2020.
From the rise of soft skills, 2020 will be the year of diversity of location and schedule. More of your current and new employees will be looking for flexible working schedules, whether that means having the option to work remotely several days per month or something else. Flexible working schedules can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, they increase employee morale. Some studies also show that flexible working schedules result in increased productivity. On the other hand, flexible working schedules require a significant amount of trust in your workforce. It may also be logistically difficult, depending on your particular organization.
While you and your colleagues must make the final call, Christian ethics in the workplace may tip the scales in favor ofallowing for flexible working schedules. Your colleagues, in all likelihood, will not abuse this freedom and be intent on doing the best possible work they can outside the office. Once again, it is a judgment call, but this is a fact that you may want to consider.
Finally, a key trend in HR for 2020 will be the rise of mental health services to employer benefits. While it may have been overlooked in past years, employers are increasingly looking for enhanced mental health options for their employees. The modern-day workplace is stressful. Clients can be demanding. Not only that, but employees may be dealing with other stresses in their non-work lives.
Whether or not your company adopts Christian ethics in the workplace, allocating part of your budget to mental health care for your employees can go a long way. Not only can it make your colleagues happier, but it can increase productivity within your company.
As Christians, we believe that the most important aspect of our health is spiritual health. The best benefit you can offer employees is access to a chaplain. Corporate Chaplains of America, a workplace chaplain network, provides employees with 24/7 access to the largest nationwide network of full-time workplace chaplains. These chaplains are professionally trained and prepared to care for people in crisis. Chaplains can help in circumstances where you, as an employer, cannot. Chaplains assist employees with hospital care, family and marriage care, substance abuse, stress management, and interpersonal conflicts. They are a great benefit and we have personally witnessed the impact they can make on morale and the eternal security of your employees.
Preparing for the New Decade
These near-term trends for Christians in the workplace are important to monitor. By taking advantage of these trends, you can help create and maintain a wonderfully positive and supportive workplace culture at your organization.
Therefore, as the new decade looms, keep these HR trends in mind. Gather your team to determine how you can leverage any or all of the trends mentioned above. By doing so, you can help ensure your organization starts off on a strong foot in 2020.
In HIS Name HR provides results-oriented human resource outsourcing services, professional recruiting services, and leadership development utilizing behavioral and talent assessment tools, as well as solutions to reduce HR costs and create more successful, productive employees. We help you develop a high-performance organization.
Want to get encouraged? We have compiled this list of who we think have had and will have an impact on the world for Jesus. Enjoy connecting with these great influencers.
True Success is not measured in physical possessions, but in the amount of lives that you change. Follow Tim
Kirk Cameron is a television/film actor and producer, noted for his work in family films. Follow Kirk
Max’s message is simple: God loves you; let him. Follow Max
Bethel is a community of worshippers in Redding, California. We exist to ignite individual hearts until Heaven meets Earth. We gather to encounter God’s presence, where personal revival starts. Follow Bill
Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. And for every fear / There’s an empty grave. Follow Steven
T. D. Jakes
Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House, located in Dallas, TX. Producer of “Miracles From Heaven”, Host of T.D.Jakes Show Follow Pastor Jakes
President of: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. Follow Franklin
John C Maxwell
Bestselling author & speaker on leadership. Christian. Blogger. Trainer. Coach. Everything rises & falls on leadership. Follow John
Saved by the grace of God ~ Mrs. ~ Mom ~ Pro SURFER ~ motivational SPEAKER ~ Movie & book ~ Soul Surfer ~ #UNSTOPPABLEthefilm bethanyhamilton.com Follow Bethany
The official Joseph Prince account. It’s my passion to share God’s grace radically & see lives gloriously transformed! Follow Joseph
Pastor Osteen is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, and is America’s largest and fastest growing church. Follow Joel
President and founder, Live Action. Advocate for the dignity and life of human beings. Made for a purpose, just like you. Follow Lila
Senior Pastor of Rock Church in San Diego, CA getmilesahead.com Follow Miles
Best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Multiply and You and Me Forever. Follow Francis
Director of International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO Follow Mike
Christianity Today magazine named Paul as, “One of the Top 33 Under 33 Christian Millennials to Watch.” Follow Paul
Daniel is a modern missionary evangelist privileged to have led over 19 million people in the prayer of Salvation through CFAN’s Gospel Crusades. Follow Daniel
Award-winning journalist for ESPN. Published author. Founder of The K.I.N.G. Christian Men’s Movement. Follow Chris
NFL Chaplain | Preacher | Pastor | Leader | Human Potential Extractor Follow LaMorris
Pastor Mark Driscoll is a Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor. Follow Mark
Quick question? Need Career Coaching or HR Assistance?
E-mail us here.