Clergy

Your staff should never resemble a game of musical chairs, constantly losing players one by one. Vanderbloemen knows how all-consuming a search process can be to replace an employee. But the best recruiting strategy starts before the search starts – by focusing on retention. Here are 5 ways to...

The two leading presidential candidates in the polls today are 81 years old and 77 years old. Bob Iger returned to Disney as CEO. He will be 73 years old in February. Football coaches are getting older. Nick Saban and Mack Brown are both 72 years old. What...

While ministers are employees for federal income tax reporting purposes, they are self-employed for Social Security purposes with respect to services they perform in the exercise of their ministry. This means that they must pay both the employee and the employer share of social security tax...

With the aging of the Boomer generation, pastors are retiring every day. I hear from a pastor almost every week who has recently retired or is considering retirement. Over the past few years, our conversations have become somewhat predictable and consistent. The questions these pastors have...

Question: What is 'at-will employment'? Can I fire an employee for any reason? Answer: Yes and no. At-will employment means the employer or employee can end the employment relationship for almost any reason (with or without cause) at any time (with or without notice). It...

Long before I entertained the idea of being on staff at a large church, I was asked by our Executive Pastor to go to dinner with a candidate for our open Children’s Pastor position. I remember thinking, Why would you want me—someone who is not on...

Churches employ people to help them fulfill their mission. These valuable contributors make the church happen! Most organizations understand the importance of screening job candidates before hiring them. However, there is so much to learn when someone leaves. Many organizations use exit interviews as a forum to learn. If...