Entries by Dana and Ellen Borowka

Time to Develop a Remote Workforce Strategy

By Patty Crabtree & Dana Borowka Our work environment is evolving. Despite concerns about employee productivity, data on the American workforce indicates that the remote worker trend is picking up steam. Is it time for your business to embrace a remote workforce? U.S. businesses are doing the math, and the math says the remote-worker option […]

Managing Stress in Our Lives

By Ellen & Dana Borowka, MA As the economy continues to ebb and flow, we all need to be thinking as clearly as we can in order to stay a step or two or three ahead of the curve. The stress or “fear” of the future can prevent individuals and organizations from seeing opportunities that could […]

Stop Trying to Shortcut the Hiring Process

By Dana Borowka If they hadn’t gone on a “shortcut,” the world probably wouldn’t know who the Donner party is today. There is a lesson in this infamous tragedy for all hiring managers. For the wagons of the Donner party, a group of 81 westward-bound pioneers who were stopped by a blizzard at the gateway […]

Why You Need to Take Choosing Assessments Seriously

By Dana Borowka Today there are approximately 2,500 personality tests on the market. So how do you decide which one to use? On the upside, the testing procedure that a company follows can send a message to candidates that the company leaders are serious about who they hire. Successful people want to work with other […]

Hire Right The First Time, Part 2

By Dana Borowka 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 new […]

Should Skills Testing be a Standard Operating Procedure for Hiring?

By Dana Borowka, MA I’ve noticed an interesting trend that I want to share with you. In the past 12 months we’ve been receiving a lot more questions about pre-employment skills testing. We’ve taken notice. Something has shifted. Companies that had never before considered using skills testing in their hiring process, now ‘suddenly’ had an […]

Hire Right The First Time: Are You Tired of Not Knowing Who You are Hiring?

By Dana Borowka, MA In this day and age, making the wrong hiring decision can cost a minimum of 2-3 times the annual salary! That’s a high price to pay, and it’s a conservative figure when you factor in the emotional pressures of training, evaluation, termination and then starting the hiring process all over again. […]