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  • On-Demand Talent Maximizing the Gig Economy

    By Karen Dybis  If the pandemic taught companies anything, it’s that flexibility should be a core value.  With ongoing labor shortages and “The Great Resignation,” experts say more businesses should look to on-demand talent help them innovate, stay nimble and …

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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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  • Accessing Untapped Talent

    Labor Shortage Presents Opportunity for Overlooked Candidates  By Paul Vachon Addressing the labor challenges of today’s economy requires creative thinking. Fortunately, the Detroit area is home to a large talent pool. It also includes a wealth of agencies and organizations …

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