Christian Scripture and Human Resource Management: Building by G. Roberts

By G. Roberts

Christian Scripture and Human source administration offers a much-needed Christian faith-based point of view on human assets administration written for either line and human source managers utilizing the framework of servant management, the mandated management technique utilized by Jesus.

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Performance excellence is a natural by-product when SLHRM organizations select and place employees consistent with God’s will and the employee’s natural talents and spiritual gifts. Organizational selection decisions based on matching employee gifts, passion, and ability levels with job requirements produce significantly greater harmony levels. In addition, it is much easier to raise performance in areas of strength and giftedness than to remediate areas of weakness. It is joyful to operate in the “zone” that God designs for us.

Another key element is the sabbatical year in which every seventh year the fields were to lie fallow so the poor could harvest the residual crops (Exodus 23:10–11). In addition to the sabbatical years, every fiftieth year was the time of Jubilee (7 sabbatical cycles) in which slaves were freed and land returned to its original owners (Leviticus 25). From a biblical standpoint, what are the obligations of present-day employers? One implication is undertaking a concerted effort to provide income-generating opportunities for the poor.

Goal setting is the most effective motivational approach as it incorporates elements of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (Locke & Latham, 1990). When we set challenging SMART goals, it focuses limited time and energy and helps employees avoid distractions. When those goals are accomplished, it produces a sense of intrinsic accomplishment and satisfaction. It also provides the foundation for the explicit linkage of goal attainment to organizational monetary and nonmonetary goals. 9. Promoting accurate weights and measures, which is a reference to using precise metrics in all forms of interactions and transactions, including our interpersonal relationships (Proverbs 16:11).

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