Every business is a platform that can be used to significantly impact individuals and communities. Most faith-driven business owners know this, but only a few have successfully implemented systems to create a caring and serving culture in their companies. The key to starting down this road is to simply take the first step. This collection of "best practices" provides business leaders with practical and proven ideas that others are using to integrate their faith and work.
A good job is the antidote to poverty and is one of the best ways to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in your company culture. Creative hiring gives individuals an opportunity to move into a new season of life and become self-sufficient. Work opportunities also provide individuals with new relational networks. This is a big deal as our vulnerable neighbors are often in need of healthy relationships even more than financial resources. Here are few examples of companies that are practicing intentional hiring.
The entry point of our community involvement model is an Employee Volunteer Program that engages employees in every level of an organization with local service opportunities. In addition to helping others, community involvement efforts have the potential to change the culture of an organization and significantly improve employee retention and recruitment. Here are some short video stories of companies that are making a difference by implementing best practices in their organizations.