Posts Tagged ‘College’

Human Resources Perspective on Organizational Mission, Vision and Values

When I was asked to blog about forward-thinking human resources content to Christian Higher Ed Professionals, I knew I would have to start by constructing a solid foundation and build upon that. Having spent over 25 years in corporate America working alongside highly respected HR thought leaders at such organizations as Kodak, PepsiCo, and Merck Inc., I thought back to what makes certain organizations succeed while others fail.

Six years ago, I founded and now lead a growing HR consulting firm that supports organizations across the United States, organizations with one thing in common—they are Christian-based, whether for-profit companies or ministries and churches, and all possess essentially the same strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. No amount of technology or reengineering solves their issues. At the end of the day, it is the people within those organizations who make the difference.

What singles out certain organizations is the ability of their leadership to align their people effort to a collective MVV—mission, vision and values. Without this foundation, organizations flounder and employees lack direction. Without identified and established MVVs, HR leaders are unable to align their HR programs to achieve high performance. I have witnessed firsthand what happens when organizations lack this essential organizational mantra. What’s tragic is that establishing a company’s MVV is not only basic but quite simple to do. It requires nothing more than to identify why you do what you do and how you want to do it.

In the coming posts, I will guide you through the necessary steps to identify your core beliefs and goals, your MVV. Then we will explore how to skillfully integrate this MVV into your HR process to ensure you deliver on your mission, achieve your vision, and work within the values you establish. I will also define for you a term we use: “Kingdom-minded organization.” In my experience, the use of this Christian-oriented term illuminates how your organization will present its MVV differently to those of secular organizations.

Once you spend some time reflecting on what is meaningful to you and your organization, you will have taken the first steps on our journey together to create a Kingdom-minded organization of like-minded individuals working together to achieve high performance.


In His Name HR helps organizations build high-performance Human Resources programs. Visit them at In HIS Name HR or e-mail them.

Mark A. Griffin is the founder and chief consultant of In His Name HR LLC. Connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.


HR Impact360

HR Impact 360 Gives Workplace Leaders a Positive Push

PR Newswire

LANCASTER, Pa.March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Workplace relationships are a vital element of a productive and positive work environment, and Christian Business Consultants, In His Name HR, are offering HR Impact 360, a newly developed leadership tool that will lend more transparency to businesses, available from April 1, 2016 through

HR Impact 360 is a tool that provides workplace leaders with anonymous, aggregated and meaningful feedback from the people who work with them. Depending on the organization, this could include the employee’s manager, peers, and direct reports.

Receiving feedback from these diverse sources allows each leader to discover how their colleagues view their effectiveness as an employee, coworker and staff member.

President and Founder of In His Name HR, Mark Griffin, said Impact 360 is an invaluable tool that allows feedback and constructive criticism to be given honestly and professionally.

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Mark A. Griffin

Interview Diverse Higher Education

Interview With: Diverse Issues In Higher Education

Many job seekers spend countless hours on job boards and resume submission sites.  There is a better way.  Enjoy learning how with Jamaal Abdul-Alim of Diverse Issues In Higher Education.  The central theme of the article is to not get bogged down in the hiring funnel.  The following is an excerpt from the article.

Despite the growing number of websites designed to connect college graduates to jobs, job seekers should focus on alternative ways to get in contact with the people who hire and fire.

That is the advice that Mark Griffin, a veteran human resources professional, offers in his newly released book, titled College to Career: The Student Guide to Career and Life Navigation.

“I would have to say that college students and others have very little chance of making it though the filter to actually get an interview, let alone make it to the point of job offer,” Griffin told Diverse, citing the “hiring funnel” and data that show that only 25 out of every 100 résumés among applicants will be seen by a hiring manager, and just four to six of those will lead to an actual interview.

“Some of these vacancies receive thousands of applicants per posting,” Griffin said. “Therefore your chances are decreased dramatically.”

Griffin’s remarks come at a time of increased emphasis on a college education as the means to a good job. It also comes at a time of a proliferation of websites — some free and some paid — meant to connect college graduates to the marketplace.

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Mark A. Griffin


Press Release: Life after College: New book helps students kick-start careers

“This is not a self help book… This is a book to help you create your best options, now and into the future…”

31 August 2015

College to Career, The Student Guide to Career and Life Navigation, a new book by accomplished human resources professional and author, Mark A. Griffin, will be released on on August 31, 2015.

This year, more than 1.6 million students will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree, after dedicating themselves to years of study and investing tens of thousands of dollars into their education.

The identified trend is that these inspired students are keen to kick-start their careers, leaping blindly into the workplace and asking questions later. Unfortunately, the majority find themselves in unrelated to their college major, feeling unfulfilled and demotivated. It’s a downward spiral from this point.

The book will help readers to target the career ideally suited to their personality, set up practical, actionable steps through each stage of college and translate their education into a meaningful career.

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Mark A. Griffin

College to Career: The Student Guide to Career and Life Navigation

Do You Know Which Career Path to Follow After You Graduate?

This year, over 1.6 million students will graduate college with a Bachelor’s degree. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on their education, many will find themselves absorbed in to the workforce in a career field unrelated to their college major. These once hopeful students will become discouraged and uncertain about their future, some may spend many years feeling unfulfilled in a career where their passions and purpose are unmet.

You can avoid this predicament; there is a better way.

In College to Career: The Student Guide to Career and Life Navigation, accomplished human resources professional, author, and consultant Mark A. Griffin helps readers to:

  • Target the career ideally suited to their personality
  • Define their unique voice
  • Set up practical, actionable steps through each stage of college
  • Translate their education to a meaningful career

College To Career Book Mark A. Griffin This is not a self-help book for finding employment. This is a book to help you create your best options, now and into the future. It is a book to steer you through careful planning and vision casting, toward achieving and enjoying a satisfying life professionally, financially, and personally.

As a bonus, this book includes several interviews from top experts in their fields. You will learn from leaders in organizations which includes: the Dallas Cowboys, Management Recruiters International, Florida A & M, James Madison University, Hope International and more. They will share their tips for success as well as hurdles they have overcome.

Whether you are a student just starting college, a parent wanting to guide your child in the right direction, or a graduate seeking direction in your career, you have come to the right place. Don’t waste another minute living aimlessly. Begin your future today!

Interviews With Workplace Experts From Across America


Brady PyleMr. Brady Pyle, Deputy Director of Human Resources for NASA-Johnson Space Center





Heidi Weingartner

Ms. Heidi Weingartner, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Dallas Cowboys





Alan CollinsMr. Alan Collins, Founder of Success in HR and the Vice President-Human Resources at PepsiCo




Dan LasseMr. Dan Lasse, President of Management Recruiters of St. Charles





Jennifer LitwillerMs. Jennifer Litwiller, Academic and Career Advisor at James Madison University





David Copeland Mr. David Copeland, Director of Human Resources – North America for Jabra



Peter GreerMr. Peter Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International





Joyce Ingram

Ms. Joyce Ingram, Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University





Kyle ShufordMs. Kyle Shuford, Principal FrontGate Staffing









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6 Tips For Breaking Into HR

6 Tips For Breaking Into the HR Profession

Many people are eager to start a career in HR, but often don’t know what steps to take to break into the profession. 

If you are in this situation or know someone who is, this article will provide some helpful hints. 

Finding a job in HR is easiest for those with an HR-related college degree.  Frankly, in most cases, even an advanced degree and/or HR certification is increasingly becoming the preferred credential.

Honored to have been a guest blogger on Alan Collins blog.

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