Protecting Trade Secrets

INFORMATION POLICIES NEED TO ADAPT IN THE NEW WORKPLACE  By Paul Mersino and Bernie Fuhs  With employees leaving their jobs at an increased pace, many are referring to the current environment as “The Great Resignation.” This is partially due to …

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Ridding the Workplace of COVID-19

VACCINATIONS, TESTING AND REMOTE OFFICE LIFE  MARIA FRACASSA DWYER  MEMBER-IN-CHARGE, CLARK HILL, DETROIT OFFICE The unexpected closure of workplaces following the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic introduced Americans to a new era of remote work for employers and employees alike. …

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Vaccine Mandate

EMPLOYER SIZE A MAJOR FACTOR AS BUSINESS WAITS ON WASHINGTON  By John Gallagher  Vaccine mandates are likely to come to many Metro Detroit employers soon, if not already in place, although smaller employers, included the numerous firms with fewer than …

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The New Workplace

Helping Employers Adapt and Prepare  The Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference in September served as the most public health-conscious major event in Michigan’s history – with strict vaccine requirements, social interaction wristbands, increased outdoor programming and reduced capacity.   …

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President’s Letter

BUSINESS RESPONSE TO COVID WILL IMPACT ECONOMY FOR YEARS  When COVID-19 became a reality for Americans in March 2020, nobody, including most public health officials, expected the crisis to last as long as it has. In fact, when the Chamber moved …

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Agility in the C-Suite

CEOs on Their Changing Roles and Responsibilities  “COVID-19 has taught me to be forever mindful about what it means to act with empathy and humility.” The pandemic’s myriad of challenges is adding complexities to the workplace, and the C-suite is …

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Prioritizing Mental Health

Accenture Hires Chief Medical Officer Expands Employee Support  By Trevor W. Coleman With the second anniversary of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic fast approaching, businesses find themselves grappling with numerous workplace issues as the worldwide pandemic evolves into an endemic. Yet, …

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Listen Closely

NEW WORKPLACE NEEDS TO BE MORE ATTUNED TO EMPLOYEES’ TOTAL NEEDS By Paul Vachon For Dr. Lars Johnson, assistant professor of psychology at Wayne State University, the most effective way for employers to address the current labor circumstances is to …

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The New CEO

How the Pandemic Changed the Game By Rene Wisely Pursuing her purpose led Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D., to entrepreneurship. After retiring in 2013 from General Motors, where she had a 30-year career as a human resources executive, Archangel founded her own …

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