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06/22/2021 Amy Cell, President and Founder, AC Talent publications

June Talent Trends Blog

June Talent Trends Blog The talent roller coaster continues to be a wild ride. Here are our latest observations and suggestions from the talent trenches. Extremely challenging - hold on until September There is extreme competition for entry level talent, and for many occupations in the sub-$60K range. This is due to extreme demand, people returning to school/exiting certain public facing essential worker occupations after burning...

05/26/2021 Stephanie Benedict, JD, SHRM-CP - Senior Consultant, HR Services, AC Talent publications

COVID Workplace Update

COVID Workplace Update As the pandemic presses on, pronouncements from the CDC, MIOSHA, and other health and safety organizations continue to evolve quickly. What do these changes mean for the workplace? Here are a few of the highlights fresh off of a MIOSHA webinar based on the updated CDC Guidelines and MIOSHA Emergency Rules. Highlights Remote workers can return to the office The updated MIOSHA emergency rules have eliminated the rule...

04/28/2021 Amy Cell, President and Founder, AC Talent publications

April Talent Trends Blog

April Talent Trends Blog How did we get here? By Amy Cell, Chief Matchmaker and President, AC Talent I hope everyone is enjoying the April showers/ sun/ snow repeat and other signs of spring, such as the sprouting of those pesky construction barrels. I received many kind words of support for my earlier blog about talent trends and what we are seeing in the recruiting market, so I thought I would share additional views from the...

03/31/2021 Kim Robinson, Senior HR Consultant, AC Talent publications

Managing In-Office Work Environments Post Pandemic

Managing In-Office Work Environments Post Pandemic by Kim Robinson, SPHR, Senior HR Consultant, AC Talent As the number of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise, social distancing orders will be lifted, and businesses will continue to reopen more fully. Some organizations have made the decision to permanently work in a remote setting, some plan to return to exactly how things used to be, and many organizations...

02/24/2021 Amy Cell, CEO AC Talent publications

Talent Labor and Supply Trends for February

Talent Labor and Supply Trends for February Wow - what a roller coaster the labor market has been lately, and we have had a front row seat. We recently launched our 800th talent search and I wanted to take a few minutes to share what we have been seeing, so that you can take advantage of areas with strong talent supply, and plan accordingly for areas that are currently seeing a shortage. In March 2020, the pandemic put the brakes on what...

02/16/2021 McKenna Ross | MLIVE publications
Appointed officials receive high marks on first formal evaluations in Jackson

Appointed officials receive high marks on first formal evaluations in Jackson

JACKSON, MI – Four of Jackson’s top city officials meet expectations set for their work, according to the first formal performance evaluations done since 2015. City Manager Jonathan Greene, City Clerk Andrea Muray, City Assessor Jason Yoakam and City Attorney Matt Hagerty all received average scores of at least 3.5 on a five-point scale, according to the evaluations done by independent consultants at Amy Cell Talent, an...

01/14/2021 talent-scout

Amy’s Conflict Management Tips

I recently gave a presentation to a group of manufacturing leaders around conflict management and negotiations. While both of these topics are worthy of semester-long college courses, I enjoyed the opportunity to boil down some of the learnings from my HR career. I have learned that whenever you have more than one person working on something, there is conflict. And, the best teams that I have worked on embrace and manage this conflict...