Lansing’s Talent Shortage Weighs Deeply on HR Professionals

Finding workers with the right skills who fit well into a company has always been a challenge for businesses. But the skilled-workers shortage is becoming more and more prominent in Michigan, specifically the Lansing region, and human resource professionals are working overtime to attract and retain talent. The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, like many […]

Cannabis Industry Banking on SAFE Legislation

Bill proposes allowing banks, credit unions to do business with cannabis shops   Michigan’s medical marijuana industry has been up and running for a decade. In January, adult recreational use will expand the scope of cannabis retail sales. Just as medical marijuana entrepreneurs have been forced to run primarily a cash-only business, the same will […]

The Circle Game: The Ups and Downs of HyperConnectivity

Mobile computing is one of the most influential phenomena to hit the average consumer. It increased the efficiency of workflow across almost every profession, drastically affected how information is spread and permanently changed how society interacts with one another. Smartphones and all of their miraculous features also are a perfect way to waste spare seconds […]

Not sure where to start with HR tools?

Government might be the answer Michigan’s current unemployment rate is around 4.2%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is considered low, which is undoubtedly great news for the economy and people of the state. But it also means employers may have a difficult time finding qualified candidates for their open positions. Many […]

The Internet of Things Goes Industrial

IIoT collects, analyzes ‘big data’ to add efficiencies, predict maintenance on machines Most people have had experience with the Internet of Things – defined as the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are popular examples that can be […]

Hemp Takes Root at Thumb-Area Farm

State official tours fields to learn more about Hempure Farm and best practices The future of industrial hemp production was on display recently at Hempure Farm in Ubly, located in Michigan’s Thumb region. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director of Industrial Hemp Gina Alessandri spent several hours touring Hempure’s fields and drying facility. […]

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