You want to hire people who have proven themselves:
- Proven their value
- Proven their faithfulness
- Proven their trustworthiness
If they don’t have a great track record, don’t hire them because the best indicator of future performance is past performance. When looking to hire someone (or promote someone you’ve already hired) you want to evaluate past performance. If they haven’t been a good volunteer, paying them won’t turn them into a good employee. If they haven’t been faithful with their current responsibilities, don’t promote them by giving them more. Jesus taught in Luke 16:10 that only those who have been faithful with little should be entrusted with much.