(Paperback and CD combo)
Today’s congregational leaders increasingly serve as human resource managers for ordained and nonordained persons. This new handbook provides practical and proven strategies for managing church staff, and addresses the particular ethical issues that faith communities need to consider to serve as effective stewards of those whom they employ. Invaluable features include guidelines and forms for conducting hiring interviews and performance evaluations; providing benefits; dealing with disciplinary and discrimination issues; and developing personnel policies. A CD-ROM of all personnel forms is included.
Praise for the Book“During Erwin Berry's fourteen years of service with Marriott Restaurants, he worked to develop and maintain high-quality people management policies and practices. Since people management is the key contributor to the success of a restaurant company, his contributions were highly valued. His rich experiences and personal insights should make The Alban Personnel Handbook for Congregations valuable reading for church leaders.” —J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Marriott International, Inc., Washington, DC
“With experience in both the world of business and the life of the church, Erwin Berry provides readers with the nuts and bolts to construct an efficient and well-oiled personnel strategy.” —Rev. James M. Wood, Jr., Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, VA
“The personnel policies and system developed for our church by Erwin Berry as our personnel liaison has provided me and our staff with a process for addressing personnel matters in a more effective and professional manner. One component of the personnel system presented in the book, the performance evaluation, has provided me as a supervisor a two-way means of maintaining a record of employee work performance while helping subordinates improve how they do their jobs. This helps everyone to perform at their best and keeps lines of communication open.” —Linda Thompson, Administrative Manager, First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, VA
Alban No. AL205
paper, 109 pages
($14.40 for members)