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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Michigan Spring Brings Potholes, Construction and Jobs

After winter in Michigan we have another season – commonly referred to as “construction season” – when drivers will see an influx of traffic cones and road flaggers helping them navigate the way to their destinations. A bulk of construction is around road repairs, but more and more it’s also building and infrastructure construction causing…

File a Tax Extension to Relieve Last-Minute Pressure

Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, you have until midnight Tuesday, April 17. According to the IRS, of the nearly 115 million tax returns are expected to be filed this year, nearly 10 million will apply for an extension. Whether you’re a procrastinator or life simply got ahead of you, it’s possible to…

Michigan’s Skilled Trade Gap Reaching Crisis Levels

A few weeks ago our client had an opening for a diesel mechanic position we were trying to fill through our staffing division. We contacted nearly 800 potential candidates before finding one qualified, available worker. One. I wish I could say this is an isolated incident, but it isn’t. It’s becoming the norm and it’s…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Termination

By: Kimberly M. Covington-Collier, PHR, SHRM-CP Terminating an employee can be a difficult task that can be tricky at best and, if not done correctly, have negative legal ramifications. The difference is in how you handle each situation. There are two types of terminations: Involuntary termination, where an employer decides to end the work relationship…