Human Resources

Retention, recruitment, hiring and procedures


Diversity keeps DeWys thriving

In addition to metal fabrication services, contract manufacturer attempts to lead charge in employee attraction with training sessions.

April 28, 2017
Forty years in, and Jon DeWys is looking forward to the next 99 years. Read More

Architect mentorship sees exponential growth

Program started at University of Michigan, now includes students from all over the country.

April 28, 2017
Back in 1999, Tom Mathison walked into a room full of University of Michigan architecture students, ready to offer an open-ended opportunity to connect them with a mentor. Read More

EV Group looks to diversify business staffing portfolio

Construction firm staffing agency’s operations will include pharmaceuticals, technology and IT, and biotech.

April 28, 2017
In a time when skilled labor can be hard to come by, a West Michigan construction firm’s staffing agency subsidiary is working to grow. Read More

Area business leaders make case for LGBT inclusion

Dow Chemical notes economic impacts via inclusion efforts.

April 28, 2017
Inclusive businesses prosper. Read More

Expert: Economy nears end of recession recovery phase

Former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO discusses immigration and economic impact at World Affairs Council luncheon.

April 28, 2017
The former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO believes immigrants are good for the economy and the repatriation of overseas funds has little effect. Read More

Community partners fill need for nursing assistants

Holland Home, GRCC collaborate to create lab and CNA program, using U.S. Department of Labor grant to pay for instruction.

April 28, 2017
Facing a shortage of certified nursing assistants, West Michigan health care leaders asked Grand Rapids Community College to start a CNA training program. Read More

Teens tackle urban farming experience

New City Urban Farm gives students an opportunity to learn basic job skills for future employment.

April 28, 2017
First jobs for teenagers are important in helping them gain skills they need for future work, but they can be hard to come by. Read More

Advisors honored by Financial Times and Barron's

April 28, 2017
Several West Michigan wealth management advisors have been honored by a pair of industry publications for their work in the field. Read More

EY names regional Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

April 28, 2017
Seven West Michigan executives have been named finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Read More

SBA names exec Michigan Small Business Person of the Year

April 28, 2017
The president of a West Michigan trucking and warehousing company has been named the Michigan Small Business Person of the Year by the SBA. Read More