For over 40 years Donovan & Watkins has been known as a premier professional search firm for all Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Administrative needs.
With our acquisition by BG Staffing, we now are able to offer a full range of staffing solutions through the help of our sister companies. By having a multi family (BG Multifamily), commercial real estate (BG Talent), light industrial (InStaff), and four IT related firms (Extrinsic, Vision Technology, American Partners, and Zycron), Donovan and Watkins has become total staffing solutions firm. Our customers’ needs are expanding in the ever changing landscape of the current economy and so are we.
The diversification of our sister companies allows Donovan & Watkins to provide more value to our customers and our community.
A Message from our
Donovan & Watkins’ Business Development Managers:
Are you an Effective Leader?
While most of us go to work each day thinking about doing the best we can possibly offer we sometimes tend to fall into the mode of status quo. How do we “defy complacency” and perform in a way that promotes individual development, teamwork and leadership. We often read about companies who are voted “The Best Place To Work” and think those companies must have amazing Senior Level Managers who promote that spirit and environment. Isn’t it really the employees whose self-motivation, willingness to work hard and pride in their personal performance that truly make up the very best places to work?
Industry leaders will say that you can’t be good at your work unless you continue to thrive in “reproving” yourself. I like to believe that even “old dogs” can learn new tricks. As all of us continue to stay in front of technology as much as possible we also need to consider our forward thinking in personal achievements and accomplishments…changing habits or simply expanding in ways we have not tried before.
Being in the staffing industry we strive to provide our clients with the most amazing, bright, hardworking people who already have skills important to our clients. We like to make sure that the Managers and Supervisors we are working with are on the same page with expectations and have detailed development plans. Keeping employees happy and on track requires some type of performance measurement. 2 components might be the Technical Elements of the work i.e. knowledge of particular skills, software, educational accomplishments) and the Character Element which might measure honesty, integrity, trust, work ethic, dependability, objectivity and confidence…just to mention a few.
Of most importance in striving to become an effective leader is communicating with our clients, candidates, coworkers and senior management… letting them know that you think of them and care enough to make their needs AND successes a priority to you. Leadership training and development has a tremendous ROI on investment for all of us. Tracking our results and pushing ourselves past what we believe to be our limits will only bring greater SUCCESS and award LEADERSHIP accomplishments.
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Discussion: Reliable information has always been vital to decision making, as well as to investor confidence, in the business world. Executives leading these enterprises, as well as their auditors, must be prepared for an environment that is data-rich and technologically-enabled. Bill Tomazin, managing partner of the West Region and National Audit Solutions for KPMG LLP, observes how advanced technologies are transforming business as well as the audit process.
Mike Siraj has more than 25 years of experience developing and managing Internal Audit Departments. He served as Chief Audit Executive/Director of Internal Audit for more than 12 years for Woodforest National Bank. Mike has always been passionate about innovations and cutting-edge tools and techniques to enhance the Internal Audit experience. His experience includes banks, savings and loans, real estate franchising, recreational real estate and resort operations, printing and individualized direct mailing campaigns, and hotels and motels. He also has strong experience in fraud investigations in financial, construction, and direct-mail industries.
Mike graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and holds the following designations:
CPA – (Certified Public Accountant)
CISA – (Certified Information System Auditor)
CRMA – (Certified Risk Management Auditor)