Human Resources

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Grand Rapids ranks as 46th most-'stressed' city in state

May 24, 2016
Grand Rapids ranks among the top third of the most-“stressed” communities in Michigan. Read More

Financial advisors rank among tops in US

May 23, 2016
Six West Michigan financial advisors have been named to the "FT 400." Read More

When to engage an outside design team

May 23, 2016
Design provides value to a business at any stage, but there are specific points in your company or project where engaging with a design firm provides the maximum amount of value to your organization. Read More

Thinking outside the box

Employers that have banned the felony box on job applications see workforce rewards.

May 20, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In 2014, 10,000 prisoners were paroled in Michigan, and approximately 900 of them returned to Kent County to rebuild their lives. Read More

Government expands overtime pay eligibility

HR has many issues to address before the Dec. 1 deadline.

May 20, 2016
Human resources departments are preparing to work overtime to help their companies comply with new rules that will make an additional 4.2 million American workers eligible for overtime pay. Read More

Overcoming the language barrier

Twenty-two ChoiceOne Bank employees take advantage of free Spanish classes.

May 20, 2016
One local bank is learning to speak the language of its growing customer market, and that language is Spanish. Read More

Small biz tussles with red tape

Overtime pay, numerous regulations and health care all are sticking points.

May 20, 2016
There are thousands of regulations on the city, state and federal levels that a small business owner must meet in order to start a business. Read More

Program moves people from prison to paychecks

Vocational Village, which is only offered in Ionia, teaches vocational skills to prisoners.

May 20, 2016
A new vocational training program that launched this spring will prepare prisoners for jobs upon their release. Read More

Leanness, learning pay off for Michigan Office Solutions

The office equipment dealer hustles to keep up with changes in technology.

May 20, 2016
A shift in philosophy six years ago has done wonders for Michigan Office Solutions. Read More

Law firm moves into Arena Place

May 18, 2016
A local law firm is eagerly taking in the views from its new home atop the newly constructed Arena Place building. Read More