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Become A TEA Member

Joining The Employers’ Association is a cost-effective decision. Your annual membership fee provides a wide range of services to prevent HR problems. Members have access to salary surveys, compliance help, and management advice at no additional cost. Training and consulting services are available at discounted rates.

 

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Testimonial

After searching various HR sites on my own for about 15-20 minutes, I called TEA for assistance. I left a very specific topic (I was looking for "bad hire costs"). I was so impressed that within ten minutes, I had an email from Rob Strate...with a PERFECT article/white paper on the subject. The article far exceeded what I had found on my own. I need to remember that TEA is truly an extension of my HR department! Thank you!
Cathy Kubiak
Executive Director of Human Resources
Grand Rapids Community College

What Our Members Are Saying

 

"Thank you to you (Rob) and Betsy for the knowledge learned at the Core Leadership training class. It was a great experience and the two of you made it very understand friendly. The experience and knowledge learned is truly something I can apply and build on. And yes, I do wish I'd been able to take this course long ago!"
-Mike Zamarron, Self Help Program Coordinator, Home Repair Services

"I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job Rob Strate did. He came out with a wonderful presentation and it became necessary for him to Ad Lib along the way based on the level of knowledge of the participants. He was excellent. He gave us exactly what we wanted and I have received nothing but positive feedback from his presentation. Thank You!"
-Jennifer Nolan, SPHR, Accounting/HR Manager, Vista Manufacturing, Inc.

"TEA has helped us administer and summarize the results of our last two employee satisfaction surveys. They took the time to understand the needs of our different employee populations- one size would not fit all, and were able to provide solutions for all. TEA resources administered the survey to our production workforce, providing an objective third party-keeping HR and management out of this part of the process. Once we had our results, TEA provided a great summary of the opportunity areas and even conducted focus groups to better understand a particular issue. Bi- annual surveys provide us a good pulse check on our progress and hot spots- a great tool for any organization."
-Denise M. Phillips, Senior Director Human Resources, Ranir

"Your diligent work has turned into a new career for me! Please know that the work you do is valuable, worthwhile, and appreciated."
-TEA Resume Bank Applicant

"You are my life line to my job, I am successful because of you and TEA and EAC and SHRM…"
-Becky Tikkanen, HR Coordinator, Plummers Waste Group

"I wanted to say thanks for your help with the salary surveys for Detroit and Chicago areas. TEA has been the greatest local resource. When I miss one of the monthly HR Round Table Meetings, I feel like I missed Sunday Morning church service. It’s like I’m missing the spiritual feeding specific to Human Resource Professionals. At round table, each HR Professional brings a different perspective to the meeting and we all learn from each other. I am very grateful to TEA for its support!"
-Jo Carlson, HR Manager, Fasteners, Inc.

"Just wanted to let you know that, because of your recent article (referring to Out-of-the-Box Benefits within our Executive Update Newsletter), we're adding the following benefits to our current plan: paid birthday off, theater tickets 1x/year, dry cleaning pickup/drop off at office and office lunches every other week. Thanks again for your help. Very much appreciated."
-Scott Crowley, Highland Group

"The presentation was excellent. I learned and received some valuable information that will help me in any leadership position."
-Student from Leadership Skills for Supervisors and Managers

“Thanks again for all your support. I enjoy working with you—you are providing great advice.
-Tom Zmolejk, Executive Director, MOKA

"Thank you very much for what sounds like a great training session from yesterday. The guys are really pleased with what they walked away with."
-John Boes, Cedar Crest Dairy

“The employee opinion survey that TEA did for us was a success! Your willingness to coordinate with our schedule allowed us to conduct the survey with little disruption to the daily business operation. The conduction of the survey, both on line and on site, really allowed us to reach out to all groups, giving us a clearer picture of how the employees perceive our management, communication skills, and working conditions. We look forward to having TEA conduct another survey for us in a few years so that we may continue to improve our company and its competitiveness by becoming an employer of choice.”
-Bob Ruhlman, SPHR, Human Resources Director, Terryberry Company, LLC

“After searching various HR sites on my own for about 15-20 minutes, I called TEA for assistance. I left a very specific topic (I was looking for "bad hire costs"). I was so impressed that within ten minutes, I had an email from Rob Strate...with a PERFECT article/white paper on the subject. The article far exceeded what I had found on my own. I need to remember that TEA is truly an extension of my HR department! Thank you!”
-Cathy Kubiak, Executive Director of Human Resources, Grand Rapids Community College

"Our Canadian office asks me to check with TEA regarding guidelines of terminations. We've been very happy with the results"
-Pam Wilson, HR Manager, 20-20 Technologies

“You (and the TEA group) always do such a good job on the annual wage and salary survey report.”
-Bob Yocum, Human Resources Manager, Sellner-Behr Corporation

“You just saved me more than we will pay for our TEA membership this year by helping us place our ad in the Grand Rapids Press. Thank you!”
-Tom Zook, Executive Director, Children’s Assessment Center

“The talent mapping tool and strategy has been a great tool for helping us with development and succession planning, thank you!”
-Shelley Van Dyke, HR Manager, Tubelite Inc.

“I just wanted to let you know that we have received many positive comments on the customer service training you did for us. More importantly, I have heard so many people say what an excellent job you did presenting the material. I just wanted to make sure you were aware that you left an impression on many people. Thanks so much.”
-Melanie Kamminga, Human Resources Generalist, Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Co.

"They were very helpful in setting up the training, they customized training for us, I had done business with them at another organization, they respond and act on things we feel they need to do differently….in a nut shell they partner with us."
-Dave Rugg, Director of Operations, Borisch