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The Right Leader for Non-profits

Managing the Leader’s Transition Picture this.  You’ve just been appointed the Board Chair for a respected and beloved non-profit organization in your community.  You’ve envisioned a year worth of comfortable meetings to discuss how to improve and grow your great services.  And then, one day you receive a call from…

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What to Look For in a Grand Rapids Human Resources Provider

For businesses, it’s a good time to be in Grand Rapids. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Grand Rapids metropolitan area was the fastest growing economy in the United States in 2016, at a 4.4% increase in total workforce by the end of the year.…

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Talent Acquisition

How Executive Search Consultants can Help Find Your Next Leader

One of the most important and daunting responsibilities of nonprofit governing boards is finding a new leader for the nonprofit organization. Your board must build consensus on what they need in a leader, and then conduct the search itself, which can involve weeks of candidate communication and interviews. What’s more,…

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HR Tips for Office Social Media Management

As of September 2017, a jaw-dropping 30% of time spent online for all digital consumers is spent on social media websites. For employers, that number may be worrying. While social media use may seem like a productivity killer, it can also be a valuable asset to your company. We’re here…

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HR Training Tips: 4 Danger Signs to Address in Employees

When you have a great team of employees, work is easier and more fun. Everything gets done a little faster, and the work environment feels fresh and exciting. Of course, this is the holy grail of a team – they work well together, complete tasks with excellence, and they’re engaged…

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How is Your Bench Strength?

Leading organizations, just like leading athletic teams, have solid depth of talent in their ranks. Be it a corner office or an offensive line, if you don’t have well-prepared team members in key positions to turn to when needed, you may be caught empty handed at the most critical point…

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3 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask About HR

Business owners often don’t know what goes on behind the door to the human resources department. But the actions of your human resources team can have a huge effect on your company – positive and negative. So, how can business leaders determine that HR is making the right kind of…

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The Difference Between Talent Management Services and Talent Acquisition

The phrases “Talent Acquisition” and “Talent Management” are often used interchangeably, despite the fact that they serve different purposes with regard to hiring and developing employees. It’s a shame these terms are so often confused because they both serve very valuable independent purposes. When Talent Management is executed properly (which,…

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6 Tips to Help Improve Company Culture

In any company, a clearly defined business culture is crucial to the productivity of its employees. Without an easy-to-understand set of expectations, it can be difficult for people to work with one another. You understand the importance of company culture, but what if something just isn’t working the way you…

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The Top 4 HR Department Myths, Busted

You might hear a lot of things about what human resources is as well as what it isn’t, but how do you separate fact from fiction? What are HR professionals really trying to accomplish for your company? To help clarify fact from fiction, we’re taking on 4 of the most…

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