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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...

07/17/2020 Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation publications

Kiwanis Club Code of Conduct Training

Amy Cell, CEO, Amy Cell Talent conducted the Kiwanis Club Code of Conduct Training recently.  The presentation included learning about the Code, why they have the Code, reporting and resolution procedures and the tools needed.  Click here to learn...

06/30/2020 entrepreneurs

Organization Structure: Considerations for Small Businesses

Organization Structure: Considerations for Small Businesses  A Tried-N-True Framework for Talent Planning Many startups and small companies need help formulating a model to support a growing organizational structure. Here is a talent planning framework that we have developed through our consulting work with startups and small companies, specifically designed to help them weigh the benefits of different...

05/20/2020 Amy Cell Talent entrepreneurs

4 Steps to Get Back to Work

The number of issues facing employers as the economy springs back to life is more complex than trying to figure out how to have a socially-distanced cookout, and accommodating those who've launched a diet (à la remote-call-calorie-consumption)! Once your industry and region are able to return to work, and you have a good safety plan in place, then what? Here is a framework that we put together to try to help: (1)...