Blog Category: publications

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...

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...

05/12/2020 publications

Top 10 Tips for Managing a Remote Team

Top 10 Tips for Managing a Remote Team Communicate - Consider a daily email update to your team or a weekly town hall via Zoom. Reward - Double down on peer recognition programs. Surprise - Send your team members with children a gift box of age appropriate books or activities. Feed - Surprise your team with a meal delivered by a local delivery service. Acknowledge - Share your personal frustrations and...

05/05/2020 publications

Post Pandemic Planning - Key Notes for Employers

Welcome to Talent Tips and Tools, a new resource to help our clients and other Michigan organizations deal with the "new abnormal” of evolving issues that impact human resources. Each week we will be sharing strategic advice and curated resources to help you with the current challenges of managing your team. Post Pandemic Planning I am hopeful that we are turning the corner on COVID and entering into a new phase. This new phase...

02/27/2019 publications

Lucy Ann Lance 1290 AM Radio Interview with Amy Cell

Live Radio  WLBY 1290AM Interview with Amy Cell   Amy Cell, President of Amy Cell Talent and nationally recognized Talent Guru, talks with Lucy Ann Lance about creating robust internship programs, why they’re so important for regional growth, and resources for college students seeking career opportunities.  LISTEN HERE   Air Date:  Monday, February...

02/05/2019 publications
Reset Your Career: Women Take Charge

Reset Your Career: Women Take Charge

Women take time away from their careers for a variety of reasons. Some leave a prized job with intentions of soon returning, others leave unexpectedly without a clear return plan, and still, others find themselves laid off and facing other pressing obligations. With family time ranking highest among the reasons that women leave the “fast lane,” according to Harvard Business Review, the path to returning is often unclear. As personal...

01/08/2019 Sarah Wojcik, Royal Oak Review publications

Clawson hires firm to find new city manager

Clawson hires firm to find new city manager By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published January 8, 2019 CLAWSON — On Jan. 2, the Clawson City Council voted 4-0 to hire Ypsilanti-based Amy Cell Talent as the executive search firm responsible for finding a new city manager. To read the entire...

11/16/2018 publications

Interns Can Help Build Brand Loyalty

When business owners and hiring managers think of interns, they’re likely to envision needing extra time and resources to create a suitable job description and conduct training. Not certain about the costs and benefits, many companies, especially smaller ones, decide not to hire interns. Internships, however, should be anything but the picture described above. Rather than being time-consuming with negligible benefits, with a little...

09/28/2018 Michelle Galbraith, Senior Career Developer publications

Empowering People to Success

Michelle joined the Amy Cell Talent team in February, 2017, but her journey in helping connect job seekers with employers began many years prior. She started her career working in staffing retail agencies and later joined a major consumer products company in New York City. There, she worked with onboarding employees and hiring managers to recruit MBA graduates from top universities. She worked with managers and consultants investigating what...

09/20/2018 publications

Work and Lupus: Three (Discreet) Ways to Improve Your Life

For people with Lupus, a formal diagnosis can take years. That time is often filled with uncertainty and quite a bit of pain. This feeling can continue even after a diagnosis is reached. This is especially true in the workplace, as the pressure to perform can be high. In fact, the risk of unemployment is four times higher in Lupus patients than in the general population of similar demographic makeup (Palter, 2017).This is worsened by the fact...

09/18/2018 publications

Amy Cell Talent Announces Sales and Marketing Networking Event

Need help finding sales and marketing talent to fill your current or future staffing needs? Attend Cold Brews & Connections, a networking event where employers can meet - and potentially interview and hire - professionals with sales and marketing experience, sponsored by Amy Cell Talent. WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5 pm to 7 pm WHERE: Ypsilanti (location to be provided after employers RSVP) Prior to the event, Amy Cell Talent will review...

03/05/2018 publications

WCC and McKinley, Inc. team up to create Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

Three weeks of apprenticeship readiness training leads to entry-level positions at Ann Arbor-based real estate management company ANN ARBOR, Michigan (February 23, 2018) – McKinley, Inc., one of the nation’s largest residential and commercial real estate development companies, has called upon Washtenaw Community College to help train building maintenance professionals for employment at the company’s apartment and housing units...

10/11/2017 BY LAURA STERNBERG/TripSavvy publications

High-Demand Job and Career Outlook in Michigan

Despite the financial challenges facing the City of Detroit, Michigan still provides plenty of employment opportunity. In fact, according to the Upjohn Institute Blog, Michigan ranked 5th in the nation for positive job growth from 2009 to 2011. STEM Jobs It should come as no surprise, given the history of Michigan's auto industry, that the state still is home to its fair share of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs. In...

03/17/2017 publications

Tourism Conference Hosts Hospitality Career Matchmaking Fair

DETROIT, MI | March 1, 2017. Innovative job matchmaking initiatives play a major role at the upcoming Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism. On Tuesday, March 21, from 1:30-4pm, the conference presents the first Hospitality Career Matchmaking Fair at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott. The event provides job seekers and students the chance to connect with employers in the Michigan hospitality industry. This unique career...

03/17/2017 publications

WXYZ - Hospitality Career Matchmaking Fair in Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Job seekers interested in the hospitality industry have a big opportunity at the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  On Tuesday, March 21, the conference presents the first ever Hospitality Career Matchmaking Fair. Job coaches will be on hand to help match people to employers who are hiring for their skills. For more Information go to...

07/14/2016 publications

Michigan Software Talent Connection, STAR Program

Michigan Software Talent: STAR Program Hello Summer! Hello Interns! Fun things are happening in Ann Arbor and you're invited! Next Intern Event: July 22 Huron River Rafting Day Register now for the July 22nd Rafting Day on the Huron River. We'll meet at 2:45pm at the Agro Canoe Livery (Ann Arbor); at @ 3pm we'll start the Argo-to-Gallup 3.7 mile trip. Hope you can come! To Register: 2016 Rafting Day If you can't make it on the...

01/27/2016 publications

Ann Arbor SPARK and Amy Cell Team Up to Address Region’s High Tech Talent Needs

Ann Arbor SPARK and Amy Cell Team Up to Address Region’s High Tech Talent Needs Two new programs focused on retaining and cultivating talent, matching talent with high tech companies Ann Arbor SPARK and Amy Cell, LLC have teamed up to address the opportunity to create a more robust, sustainable high tech talent pipeline in the Ann Arbor region. The new program, which includes a special-software focused talent initiative as well as a high...

12/02/2015 publications

Discussing Talent with Ann Arbor SPARK

Recently I had the opportunity to sit with Ann Arbor SPARK's CEO Paul Krutko to discuss our new partnership and how we are helping companies find the highly skilled talent they need. Click here to hear the...