We asked 25 BAM Practitioners one simple question:
What have been the most important HR issues in your BAM business experience?
Here are the Top 10 issues that they mentioned the most:
1. Finding the complete package
Recruiting and hiring people with the right mix of business skills, character formation and mission-motivation.
The biggest issue is finding employees who are followers of Christ and have the skillset required for the job. I usually run into people who have one or the other of these two qualifications, but seldom have both. – Joseph, India
2. Cultural differences
Dealing with different cultural norms between expat staff or business owners and national staff, that significantly impacts the business operations.
It can be tough to implement systems and policies with people who believe all standards can be moderated or ignored. Learning employees’ real opinions in a high context language group is a challenge, where it is a cultural norm to say only what is expected or desired. – Robert, Turkey
3. Disappointment over Christian staff
Finding that Christians hired into the company do not have the right work ethic, competencies or even expected moral standards. Read more