Talent Solutions Playbook

Resources to Build Your Employer Brand

Employers looking to elevate their employee value proposition may find the following resources beneficial

TalentFirst Members and Initiatives

Axios HR
The AXIOS HR team provides customized HR solutions to help small and mid-sized companies maximize productivity, strengthen their cultures, find their next hire, or keep up with the latest industry practices and navigate emerging employment issues.

BDO USA
BDO provides knowledge, experience, strategic vision and boots on the ground to help hone leadership skills, improve productivity, acquire and retain talent, reduce administrative burden and minimize risk. They help businesses optimize their workforces and embrace cutting-edge technology to solve industry challenges.

Crowe
DISHER’s Talent Solutions team has become a trusted partner for all things people. From building a healthy culture and recruiting to employee retention and succession planning, DISHER provides a variety of services and training to take your organization to the next level.

Employers Association (EA) of West Michigan
EA offers comprehensive HR, safety, talent development resources to support your organization’s success throughout the entire talent life cycle. Our resources include timely, regional data, networking, and expert guidance to help you develop and implement effective organizational strategies and navigate complex employer issues.

EY
EY People Advisory Services professionals can help employers effectively harness their people agenda as part of an integrated business strategy. This can translate into competitive advantage by helping you get the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things.

Frontline Training Solutions
Frontline, an Express Employment Professionals company, provides the solutions you need to train, develop, and retain your workforce. Their practical training and consulting solutions help clients become employers of choice and be sustainable for the future.

HR Solutions Group 
HR Solutions Group specializes in reducing the complexity and stress of HR for small to mid-sized businesses. Their experienced team can handle your every HR need from complex compliance requirements, hiring, pay and employee relations to long-term HR strategy for culture and human capital performance.

Mixed Staffing & Recruiting
Mixed Staffing & Recruiting offers customized services to help employers recruit diverse, skilled talent through three divisions: Professional, Diversity, and Inclusive Staffing and Recruiting. They also offer diversity, equity, and inclusion training, assessments, and resources to help employers establish and maintain a diverse workforce.

Talent Solutions Toolkit
A digital toolkit designed to support West Michigan HR leaders and DEI practitioners by providing leading practices and resources for small, medium, and large employers across a range of industry sectors.

Rehmann
Rehmann provides a range of services and resources to help employers mitigate HR risk and implement best practices and policies to recruit, retain, and develop talent while embracing cutting-edge technology to streamline processes.

Seyferth PR
SeyferthPR offers a range of services and expertise to help your organization shape and influence its brand ac oss various platforms to create, maintain, and build trust within multiple communities of interest.

Other Resources

The Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM)
AHRM is a professional organization focused on fulfilling needs of human resources professionals in the Greater Grand Rapids area and is an affil te of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Chamber Partners
Visit this site to connect with your local chamber of commerce or to explore the resources, services, and supports offered in your location.

The Employers Association
The Employers Association provides a host of services to support talent management and operational excellence, including consulting, benchmarking, networking, organiza-tion development, and training services.

Greater Muskegon Economic Development
Greater Muskegon Economic Development is the countywide economic development authority providing programs and resources to support employers in Muskegon County.

Lakeshore Advantage
Lakeshore Advantage provides a variety of programs and re-sources to support employers in Ottawa and Allegan counties.

The Right Place
The Right Place provides a variety of resources and programs to support employers in Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana and Mason counties.

Download a Copy of the Playbook

The playbook provides practical tactics, metrics, and resources to support the recruitment, development, retention, and engagement of talent in the new era of work.

Tactics

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