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
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Our final concern is one that every company has to handle carefully; ethical dilemmas. Although our company will be based on Christian principles, we still want to hire people from all cultural backgrounds, races, and religions. We believe this can present a challenge because many people in the surrounding area will be pulling from may have never been around people with different background. One of the things to address is issues that establish our Christian values. This will set expectations for our first week of training to help people who have not been exposed to diversity and to help them understand each culture better. As HRD, I will also be working with a team to establish a Code of Conduct and Ethics for our business that will lay out these expectations for our employees. This code will be the foundation of establishing diversity in our workplace, as well as setting us up to be a successful and moral place to work.
Employee training is one of the most important aspects of any company. We understand that employees that are thoroughly trained have a greater chance at succeeding within the organization. It is important to us that our employees are trained and cross-trained on various positions. This will allow us to utilize all the employees in a way that would be most beneficial to our organization. We