Human Resources

Retention, recruitment, hiring and procedures


Sons take the wheel at freight management company

Jonathan Laning, Kyle Walcott each purchase 25-percent shares of Premier Freight.

October 21, 2016
For the past 10 years, Jonathan Laning and Kyle Walcott have been learning the ropes at Premier Freight Management Corporation — owned by their fathers, Doug Walcott and Mark Laning — in preparation for the day they will take over. Read More

Initiative helps vets find jobs

Heather Merrick, a former military member, hopes to aid those struggling to find work after serving.

October 21, 2016
After Heather Merrick left the Army in 2008, she couldn’t understand why she was having so much trouble finding a job. Read More

The future has arrived at Whirlpool

Company invests in robotic technology to cut costs, enhance safety.

October 21, 2016
In “Industries of the Future,” Alec Ross, the book’s author and keynote speaker at the West Michigan Policy Forum that was held in Grand Rapids in September, predicts robots soon will take over factory floors across the globe. Read More

IT firm expands into Southeast US

October 21, 2016
A local IT firm has opened a new sales and engineering office in the Southeast U.S. Read More

Police arrest off-duty officer for drunken driving

October 21, 2016
| By AP
A 23-year veteran of the Grand Rapids Police Department has been arrested for failing to report an accident and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Read More

Law firm launches HR portal

October 19, 2016
A law firm is helping its business clients with their human resources needs by providing an online portal that goes beyond the legal realm and is aimed at addressing common challenges. Read More

Behavioral health provider rolls out crisis service for organizations

October 19, 2016
A local behavioral health provider has added a new “psychological and spiritual first aid” service for businesses, churches and schools. Read More

Senior living community names executive director

October 19, 2016
A local retirement community has a new executive director. Read More

Don't forget about remote workers when onboarding

October 19, 2016
There are many benefits to employing a remote workforce. Read More

Companies rank among 'best' workplaces in US

October 18, 2016
Three companies in the region have been named some of the “best” workplaces in the country. Read More