Points of View

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.

West Michigan's Economic Vulnerability to COVID-19

Assessing Economic Vulnerability in West Michigan Job advertisements have plummeted across the United States over the past several weeks due to the.

Common ground for educators and employers: Social emotional skills

It is a common disconnect. Educators believe they are adequately preparing students for the labor market at the same time employers are disappointed by.

Helping students and job-seekers find the right career path

Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision Report.

Longitudinal Data Systems in Michigan

From its start, Talent 2025 has promoted the idea that West Michigan’s economic future will be determined by the skills and education of its workforce..

Quality Child Care Is Crucial to Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

A shortage of high-quality, affordable child care hinders West Michigan’s talent efforts on two fronts. It not only reduces labor participation rates – it.