John K. Borchardt, PhD, Author Profile

John Borchardt Bio PictureJohn Borchardt, PhD, was a chemist, freelance writer and American Chemical Society career consultant for over 15 years. He was the author of "Career Management for Scientists and Engineers," and had more than 1,500 articles published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. As an industrial chemist, he held 30 U.S. and more than 125 international patents, and was the author of over 130 peer-reviewed papers. He passed away in January 2013.

Recent Articles

Performance Reviews

July 17, 2009

Performance reviews can be developed into very useful tools that can help employees focus their efforts, enhance their perfor...

Valuing Diversity

July 17, 2009

Lab management would suffer without the multiple perspectives and experiences afforded by a diverse workforce. The key to inn...

Writing in a Second Language

February 23, 2009

Today's laboratory workforce includes an increasing number of scientists, engineers and technicians for whom English is a sec...

Hiring Right

November 13, 2008

To find and hire the best job candidates, lab managers need to employ a formal, deliberative process.

Running Your Lab Like A Business

July 21, 2008

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Business Meeting Basics

July 18, 2008

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Selling Your Ideas to Management

February 6, 2008

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How to Retain Key Employees

August 31, 2007

Companies that do a better job of attracting developing, and retaining their talent can boost their performance dramatically....
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