Points of View

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.

Exploring the ROI of Pre-K in Michigan

Extensive research has long established that investing in Early Childhood Education pays long-term dividends in academics and life. This has been the.

How West Michigan Businesses are Supporting Postsecondary Attainment

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who in her inaugural address in 2019 included a commitment to ensuring “everyone in the state has the education and skills needed.

Labor Market Trends and Insights from Q4 2021

This week we released our first quarterly labor market report of the year, which spans the fourth quarter of 2021. These reports play an integral role in.

Advancing Diversity in the Workplace with Skills-Based Hiring

Many organizations in West Michigan and beyond desire to increase workforce diversity and inclusion. To reach this goal, one strategy proven to lead to.

Moving Forward: An Impact Report for 2021

Talent 2025 has always been a forward-looking organization, determined to catalyze a talent system that meets the needs of the region’s employers and.

6 Tips to be More Likeable on Zoom

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie and published in 1936. There have been more than 30 million copies.

January Jobs Report Shows Growth, but Openings Still Outnumber Jobseekers

On January 21st the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest data from its monthly Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which contains.