Over the last few months, the SRS team has been drafting our whats, whys and hows. What’s our niche? Why do we do what we do? How do we accomplish our goals? It’s been an inherent thought, but never explicitly stated. It was time for a clear direction. So we brainstormed and came up with…

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Since March of last year, hundreds of thousands of people have been laid off. This means that there will be bigger professional gaps in resumes. How can you quantify time that is not specified on a resume? How do you know what someone did for potentially the last 11 months? The most important thing when…

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To show different people from different backgrounds all getting a seat at the table

Diversity is a hot topic these days in business. But it’s not enough to be diverse, we must be inclusive. Everyone needs a seat at the table, and it starts with small business. Understanding Privilege Not everyone has the same starting line in life. Whether it’s being of the color of their skin, gender, orientation,…

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By the end of 2021, we expect almost a third of the workforce to be working mostly from home. We have been seeing the shifts to digital for the last six months. We have also been seeing the internal struggles small businesses have been facing during the transition. Hiring virtually requires a different mindset, different…

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It’s not always an easy conversation to have. In a time where everyone is experiencing a form of unrest, it’s an important conversation. In a normal year without a global pandemic, civil unrest, and an election, 20% of adults will experience poor mental health. What you need to know is how to support your employees,…

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Last year, one of the biggest issues in hiring talent, was the fact that most people were gainfully employed, but businesses were trying to expand. A small talent pool means that there is a lot of leg work in locating candidates. Today the script has flipped. With Michigan’s unemployment being almost 15%, the work comes…

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The future for job seekers is unclear at best. With unemployment continuing to rise and small businesses continuing to close, normal does not exist anymore. However, this is a great time of innovation, creativity, and adaptation. Unemployment Across the United States, unemployment has hit almost 15%. As of April, Michigan’s unemployment skyrocketed to 22%. It…

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To show a person going back to work

With Michigan slowly reopening, it’s time to design your plan to transition to “back to work.” Things will not return to normal, maybe not ever. It’s a great opportunity to see what you can change for you, your employees, and your customers. Quarterly Plan Plan for disruptions for the next year. Set specific goals for…

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If you asked a stranger about what they thought about your brand, what do you think they would say? Are they aware of your company? Do they see your vision? Branding is a huge part of how the community and competitors see your business. It is also imperative for attracting candidates. If your small business…

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