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Beth Kelly’s Top 6 Take-Aways from SxSW

I spent the last four days basking in the buzz of creativity and innovation at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas as a sponsor of Michigan House. The festival venue, a self-labeled “experiential embassy” promotes Michigan-based career and lifestyle opportunities in effort to attract new talent to the state. At…

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Before you outsource your employees to a PEO…

A Professional Employer Organization provides HR outsourced services including payroll, benefits, hiring and training. The unique aspect of the PEO model is that a company’s employees are actually employed by the PEO and the PEO leases the employees back to the company. This can be a solid solution for many…

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5 Ways to Survive Open Enrollment in HR

You guys—it’s almost here! That one time of year when the wheels come off a bit and you’re fighting an uphill battle with deadline after deadline. Open enrollment (OE) is almost here! It’s that time of year when your team gets the chance to re-evaluate the benefits they’ve elected and…

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How to Choose a Hiring Assessment

Hiring assessments have become a critical part of the hiring process for many organizations–so much so that there’s no lack of options on the market. The right assessment can help you take some of the guesswork out of hiring, but the wrong one can be costly in more ways than…

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6 Tips to Improve Employee Retention

Today, so much attention is placed on hiring: how do you attract young talent to your organization? What does your employer brand look like, and how do you refine it? What is the candidate experience? But hiring top talent isn’t much of an achievement if you can’t keep them around.…

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Types of Company Culture

8 Types of Company Culture to Inspire Your Own

A company’s culture can be hard to define, and most employees can exist in their company’s culture without ever giving any thought to what it actually means. But culture is important to any organization and could mean the difference between a workforce that’s engaged and one that has one foot…

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How Do You Measure Employee Satisfaction?

Have you ever had a job where you counted the minutes until the end of the day from the moment you walked through the door? How about one where you didn’t mind staying late to help wrap up a project? Having employees who are engaged in their work is a…

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Get Different Personalities to Work Together

5 Ways to Get Different Personalities to Work Together

Conflict is difficult. It can slow down projects, drain enthusiasm, and even damage relationships, but there’s no real way to completely avoid it when two or more people are working together. Work styles vary and personalities clash, which means disagreements are inevitable. But if the goal isn’t preventing conflict, what…

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Template: Hiring Process Checklist

Getting ready to begin searching for your next great employee? Hiring is exciting, but it’s also an involved process that’s full of potential missteps and errors. Start out on the right foot using this hiring process checklist as a template for your search. While this hiring process checklist is a…

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The Demand for Grand Rapids Human Resource Management

Why is Human Resources Important? The role that human resource management plays in every organization may look slightly different, but human resources, or HR, is vital to business success. Strategic HR planning and initiatives help improve employee engagement, development, and make business goals more human-focused. Human resources is a hot…

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