Employment tests can be of great value in saving time and head aches for personnel committees.
- Test the typing speed.
- Ask the candidate to print up a sample bulletin and run off 10 copies using the printer, duplicator and folding machine
- Give the candidate a mock up of the newsletter that contains some spelling and grammatical errors. Have the candidate locate and correct the errors (extra point for finding unintentional errors!)
- Ask the person to clean a small rest room. Prior to the test, take a Vis A Vis temporary marker and mark the bottom of the toilet seat that is not seen without lifting it. Also mark something below the rim. You'll need to have a small mirror to see if the test subject cleaned under the rim.
- Have the person edit the power point for Sunday.
- In the same way that candidates for pastor are asked to preach a trial sermon, pay this person to be your media specialist for a single service
EDUCATOR OR YOUTH WORKER
- Have the committee meet for a social time together with their families and the candidate and have this person lead some intergenerational recreation. This is a great test because it evaluates discretion of age appropriate activity, leadership, social interaction as well as a general skill.
- Ask the person to substitute as a Sunday School teacher for a Sunday.
- Auditions are a must!
- Let the finalist substitute for a Sunday service to evaluate the interpersonal skills with volunteer choir members.