Points of View

Employers Budget for Raises in 2023 – But Money Isn't Everything

Like their counterparts across the country, most West Michigan employers plan to raise wages to attract workers in 2023. At the same time, however,.

MLK's Dream: Data Shows We Still Have Work To Do

Nearly 60 years have passed since Martin Luther King Jr. declared “I Have a Dream” from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 28, 1963. As we.

Tap into a Panel of Expertise on Talent Pipeline Strategies

At a time when 80% of employers have trouble recruiting high-potential talent, talent pipelines are essential to hire for hard-to-fill positions. The.

How We Can Unlock the Potential of Formerly Incarcerated Talent

An estimated 1 in 3 working-age adults has a criminal history, representing a largely untapped pool of labor that is reliable, productive, eager to.

With AI on the Rise, Workers and Employers Need to Keep Up

A pandemic-fueled boom in high-tech automation has created opportunities as well as risks. Employers have an opportunity to manage both. The opportunities.

Michigan's Shrinking Workforce: A Report on a Two-Decade Problem

Michigan’s workforce has shrunk by more than 703,000 people since 2000. The big question: Where did those 703,000-plus people go?

Expert Panelists Lined Up to Examine ROI of Upskilling Your Workforce

We’re ready to announce another powerhouse lineup for the next session of our lunchtime Talent Solutions Series.  The event begins at noon on November 9.

Are You Overlooking Your Best Candidates? We Have Solutions

On Oct. 13, the first installment of our lunchtime Talent Solutions Series, "Hiring for Attitude, Training for Skills," takes a look at the vast.

A New Name and a New Series for a New Era of Talent in West Michigan

A new name is just the start as TalentFirst enters a new era of helping West Michigan employers find solutions to historic challenges of attracting,.

Growing talent gap plagues Michigan businesses

Post-pandemic, the number of help-wanted signs and online job postings have soared; it seems a crisis has arisen overnight. The need for talent in.