Welcome to TEA-spectives, The Employers’ Association Blog!  We provide this resource to the business community as a place to stay current on important topics related to Human Resources and the “people parts” of your organizations.  There is no shortage of information and viewpoints about maintaining a business and remaining in compliance BUT sometimes the sheer volume of information available can be daunting.  These postings will help consolidate the most important information and trends and put them in context for our region.  Feel free to give us a call at 616-698-1167 (or email us at tea@teagr.org) if you would like to talk in more detail about any of the topics that are covered within these Blog articles.

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Diamonds in the Rough

Posted on 7/12/2021
A lack of qualified employees is the most critical element within the economy for business to return to a sense of normalcy right now. Companies are offering $4,000 signing bonuses, free health care, subsidized day care...

Anxiety About Returning to the Workplace

Posted on 7/8/2021
As employers are calling employees back into the workplace there will be some employees who prefer to stay home. TEA has been receiving HR Helpline calls about employees claiming that coming back into the office is causing them anxiety...

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Update

Posted on 6/30/2021
The EEOC announced that the deadline to file EEO-1 Reports has been extended again. The new deadline is Monday, August 23, 2021 (the previously extended deadline was July 19, 2021).

Planning for Post COVID-19

Posted on 6/24/2021
TEA has recently released its PLANNING FOR POST COVID-19 survey report with 113 members participating.

BREAKING NEWS - Michigan is Open for Business

Posted on 6/17/2021
Earlier today we had an important announcement for the state and Michigan businesses. Governor Whitmer announced that, effective Tuesday, June 22nd, Michigan will be back at 100% capacity...