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Part 1: Psychological Assessment— Introduction

psych assessmentsI have used psychological assessments for missionary candidates for 34 years. I get questions about what can be done in the interview process, how to do it, what information to ask, and whether it can be done in a nondiscriminatory fashion. 

Part 9: Protecting the Organization’s Social Media Presence

social networkingWe have more screening and assessment issues we want to discuss, but first, a few last comments on social media. What should the mission do to protect its social media presence on its own sites and on personal sites? Good policies and good training are key. 

Part 8: You are what you post…Wait, what?

social networkingOk, so the organization can look but not discriminate. I will take your word for it, but it sounds murky…like so much else, I guess. Here is a different take on this whole thing. 

Part 7: More About Social Media Screening

social networkingSometimes it’s surprising how many ways there are for an employer to get in trouble. You raised questions about outside screening, and about timing with the interview. It may seem unjust that you can get in trouble for looking at someone’s public profiles, but ... 

Part 6: Screening How Broadly and When?

social networkingIt is interesting to find out that there is a way to get in trouble even by checking someone’s public spaces. Two issues come to mind from your previous post. 

Religious Freedom: We’re All Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

protest speechI took my first foray into the legislative process this January, testifying at a committee hearing of the Colorado House in support of a bill that would have prohibited universities from denying benefits to any religious student group based on “the religious student group’s requirement that its leaders adhere to the group’s sincerely held religious beliefs or standards of conduct.” That’s it. The bill didn’t apply to visitors to the groups, or even regular members.

Part 5: Background Checking

background checkingWhat part should social media play in hiring someone? Done cautiously, social media screening can be helpful. For the check of public presence, you must balance two risks. 

Speak Up: Issue Advocacy in Increasingly Politicized Times

Wagenmaker OberlyHow should responsible nonprofits be organized under the Internal Revenue Code  if they wish to educate, inform, and advocate on politically sensitive issues within the public arena? This article is intended to help nonprofit leaders to answer these questions, so that they can be encouraged to speak up on important issues in the public arena without being chilled in their free speech activities or jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.

Part 4: Who is at the table

Social Networking PoliciesMemberCare is a dynamic, changing, connection between the organization and their people. Resource people in this domain delight in talking, surfacing needs, and meeting them, or arranging for them to be met. 

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