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Employee Spotlight: Brittany Moore PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Tuesday, 31 March 2009

QuestionBrittany Moore

What do you do at the Church?

Answer

I am a Recruiting Coordinator for the Information and Communications Systems Department (ICS). I support ICS recruiters in hiring exceptional candidates to work in the department.

Question

What role do you think human resources/recruiting plays in the Church organization?

Answer

Recruiting plays a pivotal role in the success of the Church as a corporation because this success depends, in large part, on the employees we find and hire. When we as recruiters are able to find the most experienced and qualified candidates to fill our positions, we are strengthening the corporation of the Church. Because we know that our teams of top performers, we can expect only the best possible output from them.

 
Newsletter: May 2010
Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Family Safety with Technology Wiki and Forum

The LDSTech Wiki is divided into three sub wikis, the Project Wiki, the Clerk Wiki, and the Family Safety with Technology Wiki. There is also a sub forum of the LDSTech Forum called Family Safety with Technology.

These tools are designed as a place for community members to discuss issues and ideas with one another. Please join us today.

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Service Missionary, Brenda Frandsen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barbara Anne Gardner   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014

For the past few years, it seems job applicants have been lining up around the block to fill vacant positions.

While this may have allowed for an overall static human resources budget, recent studies have shown that hidden costs of turnover equal a substantial percentage of a new hire’s wages. While sometimes hard to measure, these costs include recruitment, training, building trust, and loss of productivity.

Recruitment and training of Church service missionaries (CSMs) are provided by fulltime Church employees, and lost productivity hurts the entire organization. Multiply that in a program that depends on personnel that work in six, twelve, and eighteen month increments, and the problem becomes significant.

Sister Brenda Frandsen, LDSTech CSM in Mesa, Arizona, has been able to help resolve that issue. Sister Frandsen and her husband have served three full time missions: as office missionaries in the Taiwan Kaohsiung Mission from 2008 -2009; as public affairs missionaries in Taiwan from 2010-2011; and as media missionaries in Hong Kong from 2012-2013.

During her Hong Kong mission, Sister Frandsen implemented SharePoint throughout the area and developed a high level of skill while also building trust with her peers. As the time for the Frandsens to depart Hong Kong neared, the concern grew as to how to fill the space Sister Frandsen would leave behind. It would not be a simple matter because of her unique programming and language skills.

The solution was found in technology. Sister Frandsen continues her media mission and support of the SharePoint software as an LDSTech CSM from her home in Mesa, Arizona. She meets with her peers by WebEx on a weekly basis and remotely accesses individual computers when necessary to troubleshoot, help, and support those still in the mission field.

LDSTech missions offer an opportunity for highly skilled full time missionaries to continue their work even after they return home. If you are a mission leader and have lost a highly skilled missionary but would like to retain their expertise through an LDSTech Church Service Mission, contact Elder Allen Bottorff or Sister Cheryl Bottorff at  (801) 842- 4771, or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Newsletter: April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The LDSTech Developers Conference: A Huge Success

The inaugural LDSTech Developers Conference was held on April 1–2. Over 150 people came as volunteers and left as technology pioneers.

We express our gratitude to you for making this event a huge success. The community initiative has taken a leap forward and project work has increased significantly. We plan to build on this momentum and continue to enable you to easily contribute your time and talents to Church technology efforts.

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Meetinghouse Webcast Software Beta Begins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jacob Stark   
Friday, 04 December 2009

Meetinghouse Webcast is the official solution for local units of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to broadcast meetings over the Internet to other locations. Webcast technology provides an alternative to travel for stake conferences, regional conferences, firesides, and training meetings.

In February 2009, the Church released the Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator. The Communicator includes the hardware and software needed to encode and send a webcast stream. To meet the needs of those with custom hardware configurations, the Church is now beta testing a software-only solution for use on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

To learn more, please visit the Meetinghouse Webcast Software Beta page.

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