How to Get Ready for Michigan’s Minimum Wage Increase

Employee Wages

Did you know Michigan’s minimum wage is increasing as of January 1, 2018? Michigan’s minimum wage is set by the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act.  If an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two rates. Since 2007, Michigan’s minimum wage has…

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Best Books to Become a Better Boss

Books

Supervising people is challenging.  If you want to be successful as a supervisor or manager, you must continually improve.  A fast and simple way to do this is by reading regularly. But time is tight for most working people, so you may be wondering if reading is worth the time investment. Let’s look at a…

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Supervisor, Manager, Leader: What’s the Difference?

leadership

How understanding supervisor vs. manager vs. leader can help you grow your career! Are you a supervisor, a manager, or a leader? As you read articles and books, listen to podcasts, and watch videos, you’ll hear these terms, as well as the words supervise/supervision, manage/management, and lead/leadership.  It’s important to understand them to get the…

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How to Ensure Your Performance Evaluations Rock

Performance Evaluation

The pros and cons of performance reviews and how to make them better Raise your hand if you dread your annual performance evaluation.  Okay, stop waving your arm around; I see you!  I hear you!  I feel your pain! If you’re like most people, having someone judge your performance is nerve-wracking!  Although most people agree…

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