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 Oakland County Michigan Works! Employer Workshop Series

​Join the Oakland County Michigan Works! Business Service Team and featured guest speakers to discuss and explore educational and informative topics geared towards workforce needs of employers.

Get an Inside Look at Internship

Engage talented young people and build your future workforce.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Internship programs continue to grow in popularity despite the COVID-19 pandemic, providing employers in a variety of industries with access to young talent, while young people ages 16-24 obtain valuable work experience.

A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers this spring indicated 43 percent of businesses plan to offer hybrid internship programs this summer and beyond, featuring both in-person and remote experiences. The poll also revealed 38 percent plan to exclusively offer virtual internships, with 13 percent plan to offer just in-person experiences.

This free workshop hosted by Oakland County Michigan Works! in partnership with Oakland Community College will provide you with a valuable introduction to internship programs:

Workshop Structure:

  • Discussion of the frustrations that entrepreneurs face in building a company for long-term success in today’s business environment
  • Overview of the Entrepreneurial Operating System® or EOS®, a set a simple, practical concepts and practical tools to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals by attracting great people, customers and investors
  • Importance of maintaining discipline and transparency to build a business that thrives on a consistent use of proven processes

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Achieving Business Success through Shared Accountability

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Small and mid-sized grow-oriented businesses led by entrepreneurial leadership teams face a myriad of challenges, including how to build effective teams that share their drive and vision. It is not uncommon for an organization’s leaders to feel the business is stuck in neutral, especially in the midst of a pandemic.

This free, virtual workshop highlights the six key components to turn a business’s frustration to “elation” – led by building a greater sense of accountability throughout your organization.

Workshop Structure:

  • Discussion of the frustrations that entrepreneurs face in building a company for long-term success in today’s business environment
  • Overview of the Entrepreneurial Operating System® or EOS®, a set a simple, practical concepts and practical tools to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals by attracting great people, customers and investors
  • Importance of maintaining discipline and transparency to build a business that thrives on a consistent use of proven processes

Hiring Veterans - How to Turn America’s Heroes into Valued Employees

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 10 a.m. - Noon

U.S. veterans of all ages provide unique skill sets which are often transferable to the civilian workforce. Providing them with challenging employment opportunities benefits everyone, helping them transition home and strengthening your team.

Join us remotely for a special, free workshop for employers, designed to increase your general understanding of how to find, hire and retain America’s heroes.

Workshop Structure:

  • Using Onet to evaluate military skills for civilian positions
  • Finding and accessing the veteran workforce
  • Making your company veteran friendly and veteran attractive
  • Retaining veteran employees

Addressing Employee Turnover

Helping Employees Overcome Common Obstacles on the Job to Keep Them Happy and Productive

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Good employees are invaluable and keeping them is a priority. Learn why many employees struggle to hold onto a job and at least one solution to helping them stay employed. 

This free, virtual workshop highlights the Oakland County Business Resource Network (BRN), an employer-led program that addresses a variety of concerns causing employee turnover and disengagement. The goal: employee retention. 

Assistance from success coaches in existing BRN programs can increase employee retention to 90 percent or higher*, saving companies thousands of dollars in training costs per employee. 

*ERN-USA 2019

Workshop Structure:

  • Review of employee turnover trends, using data from the most recent Oakland County Turnover Study 
  • Overview of employer and employee concerns addressed by the Business Resource Network, including success stories from current members 
  • Key role of success coaches from Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA) in helping employees 
  • Fee structure and contract requirements for joining the Business Resource Network