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Choosing God’s people: using your faith in recruitment

Join the HR Network's day conference this October

Join the HR Network for a day conference equipping you to use your faith as you recruit excellent people for your church or organisation, led by Richard Marshall.

16 October 2018
9.30am for a 10.00am start, finishing by 4pm
Evangelical Alliance
176 Copenhagen Street, London N1 0ST 

We’ll explore:

  • how to establish an organisational Christian identity
  • how to find well-qualified Christian applicants 
  • how to strengthen your selection processes 
  • how to give your new staff every chance to succeed 
  • how to apply Christian values throughout the process 


  • how you can create a Christian ethos that works in theory and in practice, and build that ethos into your job descriptions, whilst staying on the right side of the law… 
  • how you can write the best job adverts, maximise the quality and quantity of applications, and build a strong short list to choose from… 
  • how to use a range of methods to select the right person for the job (and organisation/​church) and differentiate between professional Christians and Christian professionals… 
  • how you can establish the right on-boarding processes, manage the first 90 days, and make sure expectations are clear and well-communicated 
  • how you can stay faithful to your Christian mission and discern God’s guidance throughout. 

Book your tickets here.

The day will involve a mix of tips, templates and tools, and will encourage you to work on real issues, share real experiences, and identify real actions you can take. Come ready to share your questions, your examples, your challenges and your stories of good practice. As usual with these events, there will be lots of opportunity to network with others in similar roles and to learn from one another.

Bruna De Palo from Charityjob will also be with us in the morning to show us what makes a great advert and how we can best use job advertising sites such as Charityjob.

Richard Marshall is a facilitator, organisation consultant and coach, a psychologist (occupational), committed Christian and an APECS accredited Executive Coach. He has been involved in recruitment, selection and leadership development for many years and across many sectors. He has 25 years experience as a senior human resources leader in commercial, charity and faith-based organisations, most recently working as senior director for people and culture at World Vision International. Richard is passionate about people and performance, releasing and multiplying the God-given potential of leaders and their teams. He founded his company www​.richard​mar​shall​coach​ing​.com two years ago so he could focus even more on integrating faith and work. As an executive coach, he helps leaders to be more effective, feel more fulfilled and achieve more balance by working on style, impact, patterns and careers. He has been recently coaching directors, CEOs and senior managers in transition. Richard lives in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, with wife Amanda (a Curate), son Zach, and two grown up daughters. 

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