In our conversation last week, Jim Edwards mentioned that KCBT had recently changed their hiring process for all staff going forward. They now require candidates to take a test to verify their computer skills prior to the final hiring decision. Computer proficiency isn’t the only consideration and IT doesn’t have a veto in the hiring process. The test results are just one factor that the hiring manager weighs in the decision.
I thought this was a very interesting idea to add to the ongoing conversation, frequently revisited by Tony Dye, regarding computer skills and training. I suggested to Jim the he should blog it. Read his post here. He’s already drawn a comment from someone with a different perspective.
What do you think? Is this an idea other church IT departments should consider?