February 2023 Issue
Click...You're Hired!: Applicant tracking systems worth the investment
Anyone who has hired in the last 12 to 18 months knows that the labor market is tight.
Candidates are limited especially when looking for a unique skill set. There have been many articles about being creative when posting, shortening your hiring process, looking at nontraditional candidates and other solid advice.
However, one important piece to the recruitment puzzle is how technology can positively impact the hiring process.
One critical tool in the staffing process is the use of an applicant tracking system (ATS). ATSs range from the simple and inexpensive to the complex and very expensive. An ATS can …
'A Crazy Time': Recruiters offer hope, encouragement and words of advice for employers
It’s a seller’s market. No, not real estate, but employment. With signs in shops and restaurants saying “Help Wanted” and the classified online market much the same, workers are now able to sell themselves to the highest bidder. Those doing the best job selling themselves are likely to have multiple employers looking to hire.
But what if you’re on the other side of the equation? With unemployment at historic lows and numerous workers retiring or …
Venues Up North spruce up and get ready for 2023
As an event coordinator for a company looking to host meetings for your organization, are you likely to eschew centrally located facilities in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit or elsewhere in favor of northern Michigan?
The answer, somewhat surprisingly, is often yes. While Grand Rapids boasts more than 100 facilities with meeting areas, including 48,000 square feet at the Amway Grand, 137,000 square feet at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and 240,000 square feet at …
Sports: The final frontier for northern Michigan tourism?
Are sports the big untapped frontier for northern Michigan’s tourism economy? Traverse City Tourism and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa think the answer is yes, and are taking sizable steps to harness athletic events as key drivers for future traffic and revenue.
Right now, there are eight hotels either under construction or in the development pipeline in the Traverse City area. If all those projects are built as planned, they will add nearly 800 hotel …