Chamber News & Blog

August 15, 2017
Article type: Blog

When most people think about branding, Human Resources is not something that naturally comes to mind. Instead, you think of slick advertising campaigns and instantly identifiable logos that inherently promise value,...

August 8, 2017
Article type: Blog

Consider the following scenario: You hire someone who seemed great on paper and interviewed perfectly and you’re thinking, “This person is really...

August 4, 2017
Article type: Blog

One of your direct reports wants more money. He says he’s underpaid. Or he thinks he’s doing work above his current title. Whether or...

August 1, 2017
Article type: Blog

In my Marketing classes, when I discuss knowing the demographics for the product you are developing - I invariably mention the Millennial generation.

I even showed a video of a guy from Detroit singing four-part harmony about “man buns” and eco-friendly Millennials wanting to “save the...

July 27, 2017
Article type: Blog

An individual’s transgendered status is not yet a “protected characteristic” like race, national origin, or religion under federal or Michigan law. However, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,...

July 19, 2017
Article type: Blog

Investing in business technology is often a smart move, but should employee cell phone plans be a part of it? Modern service businesses rely heavily on mobile technology for dispatching, invoicing, and communication,...

July 18, 2017
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In an era when it seems that anything goes, can an employee get away with using obscenities against his or her boss? What if the employer learns of an employee’s Facebook post attacking a...

July 11, 2017
Article type: Blog

Many clients who are putting together their first background screening program ask us the same questions:

  1. Can I do a background c...
July 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

If you’re a sole proprietor with no employees and very little business overhead, what you pay yourself is pretty much what you earn in sales minus your costs and taxes. But what happens when your business grows, or you...

July 6, 2017
Article type: Blog

Academics and Corporate go hand-in-hand. And yet, they are not holding hands.

After leaving the corporate world, I was surprised by the academic process. In some colleges, I was given...