Start Up of a New Christian Based Business

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With the startup of our new business comes many different emotions; excitement, anticipation, and nervousness. What will the future hold for us and how can we build the foundation to be a sustainable business. In thinking through these things, we have to ask ourselves what our challenges will be. There are three challenges that we believe we will face here in our first year of business. As a Christian based company in the janitorial business we believe some of our biggest challenges will be eliminating skills gaps, meeting the need for lifelong individual learning, and addressing ethical issues and dilemmas in an effective manner. Many of the 300 people we will be hiring will be associates out in the field conducting the service of janitorial work. Understanding the service we will be providing, we know most of the workforce we are going to hire will not be highly educated. Therefore, we have to find ways to eliminate skills gaps. One of our initiatives will be to reach out to local high schools that offer school-to-work transition programs, and education systems that cater to students ready to enter the workforce after high school. We feel in doing so, many arithmetic or mathematical challenges that our employees may have, these programs should be able to compensate for these disabilities. We also understand the need for lifelong learning. We want to develop our employees which will help them grow with us as we grow down the road. In our business of cleaning and janitorial work, we will have people running heavy machinery and electric powered machines. We will be establishing a developmental program using two things, multimedia learning centers using kiosks, and sending people to hands-on seminars that our dealers and supplier... ... middle of paper ... ...are job related pertaining to alcohol, drugs, and theft (Saterfiel & Associates, 2003). Using this site will make the testing process quicker and easier since it is all handled online and will be scored by Saterfiel & Associates thus reducing errors in the interpretation of the test results. References ACT, (2011). WorkKeys®. Retrieved January 23, 2011 from http://www.act.org/workkeys/index.html PHMSA, (2011). U.S, Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration. Retrieved January 23, 2011 from http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat Saterfiel & Associates (2003) Employment Testing and Assessment Products... Retrieved from http://www.employment-testing.com/Assessment_Products.htm Werner, J. M., & DeSimone, R. L. (2009). Human Resource Development (5th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning
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