Speakers Bureau: Beth Jones - on human resources


Show me the money!

Is cash really king? How important is money to candidates? How can we compete with for-profit organizations as a nonprofit with limited resources? How else can we position our ministries as attractive and fulfilling workplaces? We’ll discuss the current landscape and share helpful ideas.


The hiring script is flipped

If every single unemployed person in the country filled an open job, there would still be about 4 million open positions. Gone are the days where you can put an advertisement in a newspaper or a sign in your window and have candidates aplenty apply. It’s a candidate market and it’s only going to get worse. Where do you find workers? How do you find quality workers? What can you do to stand out? How do you prevent losing applicants in the hiring process? We’ll tackle these questions and discuss hiring strategies in this session. 


HR Today: How do you keep up? 

Managing people is not simple, and what complicates that even more is all the requirements you must follow to ensure you are staying in compliance. State and federal laws always seem to be changing, and it can be very challenging to keep track. The same thing applies to HR best practices, which you no doubt want to follow so you’re treating your people right. We’ll look at the latest, and the basics, in HR today.  

Beth Jones

Beth Jones, MBA, SPHR
Director of Ministry Solutions

Beth Jones joined Concordia Plans in 2018 and feels blessed to focus exclusively on helping LCMS ministries obtain affordable products and services that ease administrative burden, save money and reduce employer risk. Beth earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resources from Concordia University, Wisconsin. In addition, she has a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management with almost 20 years of human resources experience across a variety of industries, including education, health insurance and financial services. She has supported employers of all sizes – from Fortune 100 employers to small nonprofits – and for a wide range of HR disciplines, including workforce relations and planning, culture and engagement, compensation and benefits, reward and recognition, payroll, and training and development. Beth is passionate about serving non-profits.