Entries by Dana and Ellen Borowka

Protecting The Workplace

By Howard F. Fisher, Esq. What is keeping you up at night as you consider returning to the office? Employers and employees are navigating a rapidly changing landscape of workplace safety concerns from policies touching on vaccine or mask requirements; potential of political or civil unrest; employee and guest vaccination status; remote or hybrid work, […]

Checklist To Create A Hybrid Work Environment Culture

By Patty Crabtree “I just want everyone back at the office and let’s just get back to normal,” many a business leader has said. But let’s face facts: the old ways of business will never really happen again. That train has left the station, that ship has sailed. During the pandemic businesses have been exposed […]

Five Biggest Mis-Hiring Mistakes

By Dana Borowka, MA Ready. Aim. Mis-hire. Unfortunately, that is a common problem for many companies. That mis-hire can have a big negative impact on your company’s bottom line. Worse, it could hurt work force morale. Each mis-hire decision can cost your company well over two to three times the individual’s salary, according to author […]

Improving Your Odds For A Successful Manufacturing Workflow Strategy

By David Shaffer When it comes to succeeding with manufacturing workflow, we are drowning in data but starved for wisdom. That thought was first put forth by futurist John Naisbitt 40 years ago in his classic book Megatrends. Naisbitt the futurist was indeed a prophet. His prophecy is true because today even with the ever-expanding […]

How to Increase Revenues With Market Research

By Henry DeVries “As a venture capitalist, I get pitched dozens of times every year, and almost every pitch contains ‘market research’ lies,” says Guy Kawasaki, a Silicon-Valley based author, entrepreneur, and evangelist. “I am often accused of ridiculing market research and focus groups. Guilty as charged.” Kawasaki says useful market research can help you […]

Defining Your Culture and Hiring Strategically

By Patty Crabtree Picture in your mind a race car speeding toward that waving checkered flag as it prepares to cross the finish line. If you think of a company like a high-performance car, culture is the oil that allows everything to run smoothly to help achieve your goals. Culture reflects what is greatest, genuine, […]

Time To Leverage Your Staff For Higher Productivity

By Doug Clute In his business classic Good to Great, Jim Collins said: “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” Famously Collins says you need to have the right people in the right seats on your bus. In business, profits and shareholder returns can be linked to productivity growth, which can be directly linked to […]

Hire Right The First Time, Part 2

By Dana Borowka, MA Is your company still hiring employees using the same process it did five years ago? Think carefully about the question for a moment. Is the company recruiting, screening, interviewing, and verifying using the same techniques and procedures as in the past? Next question. Do you wonder why so many of your […]

Finding Forgiveness

By Ellen Borowka When there’s hurt, anger, betrayal – how do we find forgiveness? How do we let go and find peace? It can be a hard thing to do. ‘Forgive & forget’ is what we hear, and when someone is having a tough day, that may be easy. But what about situations where one […]