By Andrew Kuykendall, CSFS, Alternative Risk Specialist Chris had a problem. Even with 125 employees in 6 states the company was at the mercy of “medical trend” each year when renewing their medical insurance. They were receiving no actionable data at all to help them find a way to control costs, or budget for an […]
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By Dana Borowka, MA Recently a strange occurrence got me thinking. On a personal note, I love to sail. After being members of a boat club for over ten years, my wife Ellen and I decided to move to another club. When we informed the club we were leaving they were highly efficient in deactivating […]
Imagine a business team that feeds off each other’s energy. We are working together to build each of her facilities into healthy high performance teams. . .
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 […]
By Robert Sher I came across this article recently in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Where’s the Boss? Trapped in a Meeting” that made it sound like CEOs weren’t productive and spent large amounts of time in meetings, at lunches and traveling, with as little as six hours per week working solo. But why are hours spent […]
By Susan Howington, CEO Power Connections Career Services, Inc. Unfortunately, every company, at one time or another, engages in the very unpleasant activity of terminating an employee or group of employees. This is never easy and it typically doesn’t get any easier with practice. What helps to take the sting out of the termination activity, […]
By Dana Borowka There is certainly a lot of interest in team building. Try searching for “team building help” on Google and you’re presented with 62.9 million search results! Search for “team building activities” you’ll see another 38.9 million results. The information and solutions available are mind boggling. Unfortunately, we’ve talked with too many companies […]
When hiring, make sure the person you bring into a critical job is, in fact, the person he or she appears to be. Too often the hiring process is a case of mutually crossed fingers . . .
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 […]
By Dana Borowka, MA Whoever coined the phrase, “What goes up, must come down” must have been an economist. Nothing does a better job of explaining the cyclical nature of our economy. The problem faced by business managers is that once we’ve identified which part of the cycle we’re in, it’s too late to do […]
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