Points of View

Supporting West Michigan to Advance Inclusion

West Michigan employers are recognizing the importance in diversifying their workforce to meet current and future talent needs, understand business’s.

COVID-19 Pandemic Reminds Us of Vital Role of Child Care

In a March blog post, Quality Child Care is Crucial to the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow, we stated that “a shortage of high-quality, affordable child.

The Lifelong Effects of Childhood Trauma, and How We Address It

A quote often attributed to Frederick Douglass contends that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Will COVID-Era Unemployment Pay Keep People Out of Workforce?

What happens when it doesn’t make financial sense to go back to work?

Early Impacts of COVID-19: Resiliency in West Michigan's Labor Market

Michigan’s unemployment rate rose by half a percentage point to hit 4.1 percent in March, according to data released by Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market.

Delivering Through Diversity

Delivering Through Diversity covers two key areas necessary for employers to create meaningful diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies. The first is the.

To Improve the Talent System, Follow the Evidence

To Improve the Talent System, Follow the Evidence Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision.

Unemployment Climbing in Michigan

Unemployment Climbing in Michigan Michigan’s unemployment rate rose by half a percentage point to hit 4.1 percent in March, according to data released.

Pediatricians Are Playing a Crucial Role in Early Literacy

Pediatricians Are Playing a Crucial Role in Early Literacy At a time when we are especially grateful to health care providers, it is worth remembering.

March Job Trends, West Michigan

National Job Trends While it’s difficult to pinpoint which sectors will experience the fastest recovery following the coronavirus outbreak, the disparate.