Employee wellness programs and the Great Resignation

We’re in the midst of the Great Resignation with employees leaving their jobs in pursuit of other opportunities at the highest rate in decades. People are resigning for a number of reasons — NPR cites better pay, more flexibility, and jobs better aligned with values as top motivations.

The power is in the process

Here’s a lesson that every salesperson needs to learn early in their career: Sales is not magic.

Mediation is win-win option for civil disputes during pandemic

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country, trial courts nationwide had struggled for years with civil docket backlogs.

State needs long-term funding solution for roads

Now that the legislature and governor have approved a $1.5 billion program to attract new business to Michigan, one important issue remains: If Michigan wants to entice new economic development, the condition of our county road system must be addressed.

The small business crisis: better child care

It is no secret that for small businesses struggling to staff up, the lack of available and affordable child care has been a leading and persistent barrier, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now is the time for Michigan to fuel more growth in venture funding

There is an axiom about opportunity in the business world — strike when the iron is hot.

Region’s employment earnings lag national average

Support is mounting for emphasizing four-year college degrees in Michigan.

Behavioral health hospital critical to the region

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Forest View Hospital have a long history of serving Kent County and surrounding communities with high quality and compassionate behavioral health services, regardless of an individual's ability to pay.

Frustrated by inability to develop new customers? Try a sales blitz

One of the most common complaints I hear from my clients is this: “I can’t seem to motivate the salespeople to call on prospects and develop them into new customers.”

Harness the power of collaboration for betterment of humanity

When the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, Van Andel Institute’s 25th anniversary year drew to a close. As we reflect on this milestone in our organization’s history, we are more grateful than ever for the community that has embraced us and helped make our achievements possible.

SCOTUS to rule on OSHA vaccine directive

The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that will have significant ramifications for employers and employees: Whether to stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary rule that employers require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing for the disease.

How to make retirement goals you actually can keep

A new year is synonymous with new hopes, dreams and goals.

Letter: Thankful for health coverage

Editor:Throughout my career as an educator, I was always supported by strong health care coverage. So, I was a little worried when I retired...

Letter: Health care workers need their own ‘rapid response’

Editor:One in 10 COVID-19 cases in the United States is in Michigan as positive cases reach an all-time high throughout the state. This surge...

Letter: State’s auto no-fault insurance rules penalize accident victims

Editor:As a Michigan citizen, voter and avid observer of politics, I am in favor of passing an upcoming auto insurance no-fault bill to rectify...

Michigan does not have enough young, educated adults

For years we ended our presentations with a slide that said, “Either Michigan gets younger and better educated or we will get poorer.”

Ensure business continuity by exercising your expertise

Businesses must constantly earn the trust of their customers or risk losing them.

The three most common mistakes sales managers make

In most organizations, sales managers are the essential bridge between the company’s sales goals and the realization of those goals.

Essence Restaurant Group using a new plan forward

We are now over 18 months into this pandemic and every company in every industry in every corner of the world is struggling with the same issue — people. More specifically, a lack of them in the workforce.

Take measures now before having to file for bankruptcy

Federal stimulus funds used to prop up struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic have delayed bankruptcy filings so far — but that may be coming to an end.