Business Workshops

Employer Virtual Workshop Series

 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.

 Partner Event - Webinar: Global Talent Opportunities

A Legal and Policy Forecast and Update on Hiring Global Talent

​Monday, April 19, 2021 | 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

This is a webinar with national legal and policy experts on the status of immigration laws impacting businesses for corporate and skilled hiring. The webinar will provide:

  • Update on Trump administration policies impacting corporate, skilled immigration and international students and the Biden administration’s efforts to end or reverse these policies;
  • Forecast of policy changes anticipated in 2021 related to business immigration; and
  • Rationale for business, chambers of commerce and economic growth advocates to consider global talent as driver of growth, competitiveness and prosperity.
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 Oakland County Apprenticeship Showcase

Promote the Value of Apprenticeships Join Us Online in April!

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Apprenticeships benefit everyone. Companies build their future workforce from within, while apprentices learn hands-on skills and more, while being paid.


Join us in April for Oakland County’s first virtual apprenticeship showcase
to share your excitement for these jobs, including current opportunities if available, with high school and college students, as well as other adults considering new opportunities.

Meet one-on-one with people who want to learn about apprenticeships.
Share your experiences and what it takes to succeed as an apprentice
at your organization. 

In addition, participating companies are encouraged to develop brief demonstrations to share online and showcase the skills of your team. 

This is a great opportunity to promote apprenticeships in a variety of industries with a captive, enthusiastic audience

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 Past Events

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