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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Exit Interviews

Posted on 9/21/2022
Every organization has turnover. While some organizations may feel frustrated over terminations and develop hard feelings over resignations, all employees leaving a company have valuable information they can provide –

The Promotion Pyramid

Posted on 9/15/2022
Welcome to the rarified air of starting wages from $22 - $25 per hour. The playing field of salary/benefits/sign on bonuses to entice employees into an organization just went up again BUT everybody is still playing from the same play book.

Paying for New Hire Onboarding

Posted on 9/8/2022
One of the most disappointing things any organization faces is when the new employee they worked so hard to hire quits the job soon after they start.

Quiet Quitting

Posted on 9/2/2022
Since the end of July, the term “Quiet Quitting” has been bouncing around the airwaves and has been very apparent on social media.

August is National Breastfeeding Month

Posted on 8/24/2022
August was declared National Breastfeeding month 11 years ago, the initiative being enacted to provide advocacy, protection, and promotion of breastfeeding.