Retention, Recruitment, hiring and procedures



Michigan won’t go further than federal vax-or-test rule

LANSING — Michigan will not order employers to adhere to a COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirement that is stricter than one planned by the Biden administration.

SpartanNash hosting recruiting events in greater Grand Rapids

Everyone’s heard of grocery store dash shows, but not usually when it comes to hiring staff. With intense competition for talent across industries, SpartanNash is trying to get creative in bringing new talent through the door.

Ford airport expands leadership team

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) hired a new director.

Buell revs up to hire in the next six months

A motorcycle manufacturer in Grand Rapids is getting ready to fuel its growth with a hiring spree.

Fries with that exam? College professors asked to help with food

EAST LANSING — Short of help, Michigan State University is making an urgent plea to staff to volunteer in campus dining halls, including faculty.

Michigan business groups urge Biden to reconsider mandate

LANSING — Michigan business groups on Monday urged President Joe Biden to reconsider a plan to require most workers to get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 but said, if it is enacted, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should ensure related state rules are no stricter.

Amazon hiring seasonal workers in Michigan

Amazon looks to employ 1,500 seasonal workers in Michigan to address increased order volume over the holidays. 

Home improvement company expands leadership

A Grand Rapids-based home improvement company hired a new general manager.

Grand Rapids Chamber, Global Detroit partner on new American inclusivity

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Global Detroit to build a more welcoming, higher-growth West Michigan economy through better inclusion of new Americans.

Distinguished Alum brings unique medical technology here

Anthony Chang has come a long way in five years.

New Steelcase CEO steps into challenges

Sara Armbruster took on every leadership opportunity that came her way at Steelcase before her promotion to president and CEO this month, and she expects to draw on that well-rounded experience as she guides the company into its next era.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Eleanor Moreno

Eleanor Moreno, 33 Chief operating officerGrandville Avenue Arts and HumanitiesEleanor Moreno is on a mission of putting people first in the same way that others...

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Ingrid Miller

Ingrid Miller is described by her nominators as a strategic systems thinker who leads by example.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Ryan Erickson

Ryan Erickson is making an impact in the health care industry in more ways than one.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Nikeidra Battle-DeBarge

Nikeidra Battle-DeBarge is still standing, still a leader in the fight against human trafficking.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Destiny Adams

Destiny Adams is enjoying her successes as she strikes a balance between being a business influencer and content creator and working as a child welfare specialist on behalf of the state.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Archie Sudue

While many business owners closed their doors permanently during the pandemic, Archie Sudue was just opening his. 

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Miriam Cuevas

Finding community in a different culture is challenging enough, let alone being able to access health care, but Miriam Cuevas is using her own experience to help Spectrum Health support an underserved populace.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Matt Baxter

Matt Baxter is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business at 15 and now runs a thriving human resource technology startup.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Ashleigh Evans

As a mother of four, Ashleigh Evans is channeling her passion for cocktails into a thriving business where people can enjoy their favorite mixed drinks at home.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Ericka Thompson

Ericka Thompson uses her words to paint stories that have lured audiences near and far, and her gift of creativity has not gone unnoticed. 

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Nathan Baar

One of the biggest shocks to Nathan Baar’s life also turned out to be his biggest break. After spending the first 12 years of his professional life with Metro Health, he received notice in May 2020 that he had been let go.

2021 40 Under 40 award recipient: Erin Lane

Erin Lane has dedicated her life to enforcing the law and being a champion of justice throughout the world.

40 Under 40 award recipient: Cameron Young

The pandemic has been a challenging time for Behler-Young, but with Cameron Young at the digital marketing helm, the company was able to quickly pivot and enhance its online strategy, product offerings and platform features to better serve customers, who can be technology-averse at times.