Retention, Recruitment, hiring and procedures


Workforce development agencies open job skills training programs

West Michigan Works! said it is opening enrollment in three free job skills training programs in partnership with two other Michigan Works! agencies as part of a national initiative.

Wolverine Worldwide appoints board member

Wolverine Worldwide appointed a board member who has global retail experience across multiple consumer-focused businesses.

Grand Rapids Ballet announces marketing director

Former Grand Rapids Ballet student Jessica Meldrum was named as the organization’s marketing director.

GROW hires Milinda Ysasi as its next CEO

Milinda Ysasi will take the reins of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women next week.

NABR names West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The National Association for Business Resources selected a large group of companies in West Michigan as exemplar organizations to work for due to their ‚Äúinnovative and thoughtful‚ÄĚ approach to human resources.

Steelcase President and CEO Jim Keane announces retirement

Jim Keane, president and CEO of Steelcase, is set to retire next year after 25 years with the company and seven years as CEO.

WSI Workforce Strategies Inc. hosting job fair at Roskam Baking Co.

A staffing and recruiting agency will host another on-site hiring event this month at a food manufacturing plant in Kentwood.

State leaders celebrate Muskegon County resident

Hunter Daniels is a force of nature when it comes to determination and positivity, and he recently was recognized for using his newfound skills to make a difference in others’ lives.

Entrepreneur helps people work from home

Sheri Munsell is a firm believer that working from home can be a blessing for individuals with mental health struggles, and she is on a mission to make it possible for more people.

SpartanNash hires chief supply chain officer

SpartanNash hired a senior vice president to oversee its supply chain.

Erhardt Construction adds residential project manager

Ada-based Erhardt Construction announced the hiring of James Balk as residential project manager.

Miller Johnson adds new member to intellectual property practice group

Miller Johnson recently welcomed Brandon Griffith as a member of the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

Lambert & Co. hires leader for health care practice group

Lambert & Co. welcomed Angela Klinske to serve as the senior director and leader of the firm’s health care and biotech practice.

West Coast Chamber features top leaders on employee retention

The West Coast Chamber of Commerce featured a pair of local company leaders at a virtual event on the topic of employee retention.

California Closets hosting job fair in Cascade Township

A local staffing firm is partnering with a home storage company to host a job fair at its local production plant.

Wedge hires first president

A startup company that created a video screening tool for job seekers and recruiters has hired its first president.

Acrisure hires chief innovation officer

Global insurance broker Acrisure hired the former chief analytics officer of Legendary Entertainment to advance the company’s opportunities across AI, data and analytics.

WSI Workforce Strategies Inc. hosting companywide job fairs

A staffing and recruiting agency will host hiring events at several of its branches next week.

WMEAC appoints board members

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council added three new board members.

Express Pros looks to fill 500 jobs at hiring event

A local branch of a national staffing firm is partnering with 125 area employers to host a job fair this week.

Uccello’s Hospitality Group appoints director of marketing

A local restaurant company promoted its marketing manager to director of marketing.

Marketing agency creates new role, expands staff

1 Bold Step, a Grand Rapids-based marketing agency, welcomed April Stevens, who will serve as the firm’s digital content producer.

Arrow Staffing beefs up job skills training

West Michiganders who suddenly find themselves back into job-hunting mode due to COVID-19 downsizing now have a new ally in a program created by Arrow Staffing.

West Michigan Works! hosting manufacturing job fair

Employers will seek to fill over 140 immediate openings at a West Michigan Works! telephone job fair next week.

Acrisure adds asset management division

The global insurance broker Acrisure launched a new asset management division.