Are you on a congregational search team? Or are you hiring a new administrative assistant or youth ministry director for your congregation?
You want your process to be fair, right? And you want the best person for the job, right?
Well then, let’s get your unconscious biases out of the way! Unconscious biases are mental shortcuts, which happen quite naturally, and they can stand in the way of both fair process and fruitful results!
Pastor Church Resources has just published a video to help you with this challenge. Created by Michelle De Bie, former director of Human Resources for the CRC, and Dave Den Haan, a ministry consultant with Pastor Church Resources, it's designed to help people identify, understand, and work through the biases and mental shortcuts that people naturally and unknowingly allow to affect their decisions about others.
The video can be found or the PastorSearch website, or you can view it below.
For other helpful resources, specifically resources related to the work of hiring for youth ministry positions, please see Hiring a Youth Pastor or Director.