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2021 Coverage

12/6/2021, Milwaukee Business Journal
People on the Move Kate Walker

11/28/2021, WISN Channel 12
HR managers figure out vaccine mandates

10/25/2021, Corridor Business Journal
Forty Under 40

10/18/2021, Corridor Business Journal
2021 Corridor Business Journal Forty Under 40 honorees recognized

10/17/2021, The Gazette
Business Notes Cherrie Spurlin New Executive Director

10/11/2021, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Post from Community: Cheryl Moore, Ph.D., named executive director of the Alverno College Career Studio

 10/11/2021, Corridor Business Journal
MRA Announces New Executive Director of Western Illinois and Iowa Office

10/5/2021, Podcast: James Mayhew Lead Thru Values
Lead through Values

9/10/2021, CCH News Daily HR Alert
MRA's CompTrends Survey shows optimism and resilience among Midwest employers

8/25/2021, WTMJ4
To address worker shortage, businesses eager to learn new strategies to recruit talent

8/10/2021, Milwaukee Business Journal
Journal Sentinel owner requiring employees to attest to vaccination status, but no vaccine requirement

7/23/2021, Milwaukee Business Journal
Largest Milwaukee-area office complexes

6/25/2021, CCH News Daily HR Alert
Fifty percent of organizations are back onsite, MRA survey shows — SURVEY RESULTS, (Jun. 25, 2021)

6/21/2021, TV CBS Channel 58
Employers Struggle to Find Workers

6/17/2021, Business Herald/Daily Ledger
Labor Shortage was 20 years in the making

5/21/2021, CCH News Daily HR Alert
MRA’s 2021 Benchmark Compensation Survey reveals COVID’s impact on compensation — SURVEY RESULTS,(May 21, 2021)

5/13/2021, WISN Channel 12 Milwaukee
Returning from pandemic: Workplaces balance employee health, public guidance

5/13/21, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here's how Wisconsin businesses are planning to adapt to the new CDC mask recommendations

5/7/2021, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It's a tight labor market

5/4/2021, TV NBC WTMJ4 
I-Team: Wisconsin's worker shortage intensifies, businesses offer pay bumps and bonuses to fill jobs

4/29/21, Global Newswire
TI-TRUST - Best Places to work in IL!

4/27/2021, TV NBC WTMJ4 
'There's a lot of positions available': Employment service discusses Milwaukee job fairs

4/18/2021, Eau Claire Leader Telegram
Companies wrestle with remote vs in-person work

4/8/2021, TCSHRM podcast
What The HR! 31 Creating a Data Driven Culture

3/17/21, Milwaukee Business Journal
Potawatomi CEO Rodney Ferguson resigns to assist casino development in Virginia (MRA Board member)

3/12/2021, Milwaukee Business Journal
Op-Ed article: Should employers mandate Covid-19 vaccines?

3/9/2021, CCH News Daily HR Alert
Survey results show COVID-19’s impact on turnover — SURVEY RESULTS, (Mar. 9, 2021)

2/12/21, Milwaukee Business Journal
Statewide and Milwaukee-area business advocacy groups

1/25/2021, Business Herald/Daily Ledger
Creating a Culture worth keeping requires leadership

1-25-21, Business Herald/Daily Ledger
Op-Ed: Survey says outlook for 2021 is optimistic article: Should employers mandate Covid-19 vaccines?

1/18/2021, Milwaukee Business Journal
Advocate Aurora's updated code of conduct makes employees accountable for social media posts

2020 Coverage

What work will look like in 2021
12/28/2020, Wisconsin Public Radio

How companies think the pandemic will affect work in 2021
12/24/2020, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel print

How companies think the pandemic will affect work in 2021
12/23/2020, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel online

Survey highlights broad range of employer responses to COVID-19 — SURVEY RESULTS
12/16/2020, CCH News

Holidays are here—what are the most common business holiday practices? — SURVEY RESULTS
12/9/2020, CCH News

During difficult year, employees' mental health challenges continue to mount
11/23/2020, Milwaukee BizTimes

Executive expect outlook to be improving according to Employers Associations of American 2021 National Business Trends Survey
11/20/2020, CCH News

BizTimes Shop Talk
11/10/2020, Milwaukee BizTimes

Leading in Crisis
10/26/2020, Starr Group Beyond the Known podcast

Rebound Segment Getting back to Work
10/22/2020, TMJ 4-NBC

MRA's Comp Trends 2020 Survey reveal increased challenges due to COVID-19
10/1/2020, CCH News

Diversity survey shows there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for success — SURVEY RESULTS
9/16/2020, CCH News

Rebound Segment How Stay at Home Parents can find a flexible job during covid-19
8/25/2020, TMJ 4-NBC

Business Ledger honors 'Best Places to Work in Illinois'
8/25/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

What employers are asking on Covid-19 safety hotline, UWM invests in startup ideas: MBJ Podcast ...
8/14/2020, Milwaukee Business Journal

The Day the Schools don't reopen--a workplace perspective
8/13/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Staying Flexible--Creative Ideas for Childcare
8/12/2020, Wisconsin Bankers Associations

MMAC's Region of Choice
7/6/2020, Milwaukee BizTimes

COVID-19’s impact may result in more employers offering remote work on a permanent basis — SURVEY RESULTS
6/24/2020, CCH News

Career Conundrums
6/22/2020, ROWBO Show

How to Navigate you business into the "New Normal"
6/17/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Exclusive Survey: How Milwaukee-area businesses will modify to improve safety
6/12/2020, Milwaukee Business Journal

Financial viability and business ops of highest concern as back to office ramps up — SURVEY RESULTS
6/11/2020, CCH News

As state mandates are lifted, employers exercise caution in their return-to-work strategies — SURVEY RESULTS
5/28/2020, CCH News

Work Share Takes off with Federal Covid-19 changes
5/26/2020, Wisconsin Examiner

Coronavirus New Normal Retiring to Work Could look very different
5/26/2020, WISN Channel 12

Business Ledger honors 73 companies as Best Places to Work in Illinois
5/19/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Pandemic brings a new normal for Milwaukee office buildings as people work at home -- or 6 feet ...
5/17/2020, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Stronger than ever and looking ahead
5/14/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Small Business Resource Guide
5/7/2020, Milwaukee Business Journal

Business people
5/4/2020, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Long-term business concerns grow as continuity fears wane in MRA survey
4/29/2020, Milwaukee BizTimes

Employers now embarking on plans for post-COVID-19 recovery — SURVEY RESULTS
4/29/2020, CCH News

As employers look to reopen in the wake of COVID-19, confidence is increasing--SURVEY RESULTS
4/22/2020, CCH News

Business Ledger honors 21 companies in annual excellence award
4/17/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
4/14/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Fast action and quick resilience shown by employers and employees in battle against Coronavirus--SURVEY RESULTS
4/14/2020, CCH News

4/9/2020, CCH News

CEOS told to Keep in Touch with Employees During Coronavirus
4/9/2020, Eau Claire Leader Telegram

Employer concern over business continuity amid COVID-19 outbreak nearly doubles in just one week — SURVEY RESULTS
3/30/2020, CCH News

Business People Valerie Grube promotion
3/28/2020, Minneapolis Star Tribune

MRA's Fronk: Prepare for known so you can handle unknown regarding coronavirus
3/20/2020, Milwaukee Business Journal

Key in managing coronavirus concerns: Be prepared, have a contingency
3/13/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Travel ban, Paid leave, Employers scramble for answers on COVID-19 workplace issues
3/12/2020, Milwaukee Business Journal

Key in Managing Coronavirus concerns
3/10/2020, Chicago Daily Herald/Business Ledger

Companies Adapt time off policies around Coronavirus concerns
3/10/2020, TMJ 4-NBC

Health Care & Wellness: Expanding Workplace Wellness to Mental Health
3/2/2020, Milwaukee BizTimes

Focus on workplace safety after Molson Coors mass shooting
February 27, 2020, Today's TMJ4 news

Interns across all positions are getting pay raises, a new survey found
February 27, 2020  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dodd speaks on Diversity & Inclusion at Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
February 20, 2020, WHBF TV--Rock Island

Birth of Giannis Antetokounmpo's son sparks conversation over Wisconsin's paternity leave
February 11, 2020, CBS News

Manufacturers Struggle to Fill Positions--infographic of MRA Turnover Survey
January 17, 2020, Milwaukee Business Journal, page 7

Turnover rates continue to increase, MRA survey finds
January 13, 2020, Milwaukee BizTimes, 

Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact in the workplace
January 6, 2020, Wisconsin Technical Colleges

2019 Coverage and later

Employers rethinking marijuana policies
December 8, 2019, Front page Sunday Business Section Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rich Joins MRA as Affirmative Action Business Partner
December 5, 2019, Daily Herald 

Lots of Buzz about marijuana in the workplace
December 2019, Daily Herald Business Ledger

Veterans get help to enter the workplace in Wisconsin
November 22, 2019, Spectrum TV

Workforce Solutions Summit helps employers hire, keep employees
November 13, 2019 WEAU 13

Eau Claire workforce summit discusses how to bring more workers to Wisconsin
November 13, 2019 WQOW 18

Pot Panel Discussion
November 12, 2019, WQAD 

Panel: Uncertainty remains as recreational marijuana approaches
November 12, 2019, QC Times

Getting There: Deidre Garrett
November 11, 2019, Milwaukee BizTimes

Vaping Crisis
November 7, 2019, TMJ4

From Mario Bros. to White Claw, Halloween costumes take over area workplaces: Slideshow
November 3, 2019, Milwaukee Business Journal

Business Ledger to honor influential suburban businesswomen
October 21, 2019, Daily Herald Business Ledger

Take Time to Train Well
October 14, 2019, Daily Herald Business Ledger

COVER STORY: Targeting Employee Benefits
October issue, Twin Cities Business magazine

COVER STORY: The Next Generation Lessons in leadership in the Quad-Cities
Fall 2019 Insight Magazine--from the Quad Cities Times 

Wisconsin health insurance rates increase by smallest percentage in a decade: Survey
October 9, 2019 Milwaukee Business Journal  online and print edition

Targeting Employee Benefits
October 7, 2019 Twin Cities Business

Into the haze: how will legal marijuana affect employers and workers?
October 3, 2019 Dispatch-Argus/Quad Cities Times

Business People Katie Colombo Announcement
September 29, 2019, Twin Cities Pioneer Press

HR Etiquette
September 27, 2019 CBS 58

Compensation Trends: Pay, Benefits & Best Practices Event
September 23, 2019, Racine Journal TImes

Business People Announcement Tammy Smith
September 15, 2019 Twin Cities Pioneer Press

CBD in the Workplace
September 13, 2019 Spectrum TV

Business Laws Up-to-Date
September 11, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Coworkers live, work together
August 23, 2019 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/8-25-19 Sunday Business Section Cover story

Wisconsin selected for NIST program aimed at strengthening manufacturing
August 14, 2019 Milwaukee BizTimes

Milwaukee-area employers turn to schools to fill workforce needs
August 9, 2019 Milwaukee Business Journal Cover Story

Value of Mentoring for Executive Education
August 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Plan, Prevent, Protect
July 8, 2019 Water & Waste Digest

C-Suite Awards
July 7, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Embracing the total rewards concept
June 19, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Resume Do's and Don'ts
June 10, 2019--WTMJ4

Repeat after me: Workforce development is economic development
May 15, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

2019 Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference
May 9, 2019 Milwaukee BizTimes

Turnover Rates on the Rise in Four Upper Midwest states, MRA Turnover Survey
April 24, 2019 Daily HR Alert

Business People Announcement Andrea Talmage
April 21, 2019 Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Key employment laws every Illinois employer should know
April 17, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

New Faces, New Places: Samantha Siebenaller
April 11, 2019, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Survey: Turnover rates on the rise
MRA membership saw 22% turnover rate in 2018
April 7, 2019 BizTImes

Business People Beth Mathison
April 7, 2019 Twin Cities Pioneer Press

New Faces, New Places Jeanine Bly
March 21, 2019, Journal Sentinel

#MeToo survey results demonstrate need for communication
March 21, 2019 Milwaukee Business Journal

Executive onboarding for success
March 15, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

New Faces, New Places Beth Mathison 
March 14, 2019, Journal Sentinel

Attracting, retaining skilled workforce is key challenge in construction industry
March 14, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

MRA names Mathison director, member relations
March 11, 2019 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Finding the Right Prescription: Employers seeking solutions to rising prices and the increased use of specialty drugs
February 1, 2019 Milwaukee Buisness Journal

New Faces, New Places Jill Allen
January 31, 2019, Journal Sentinel

New Faces, New Places Mackenzie Button 
January 31, 2019, Journal Sentinel

MRA study finds support for women's advancement in workplace
January 30, 2019 Milwaukee Business Journal

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: 2019 business outlook
January 24, 2019 Milwaukee--WTMJ4

No Excuses: Survey Finds Employees Actually Get More Done During Holidays
December 27, 2018 Twin Cities Business

Managing the HR function in a small business without an HR person
December 14, 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: Work holiday party tips
December 12, 2018 Milwaukee--WTMJ4

Warning - You are about to lose a customer! How to recognize the early signs of customer dissatisfaction
November 29, 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Executive compensation under increased scrutiny
November 23, 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal

#MeToo impact: Employers seek training to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace
November 23, 2018 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Could free Uber, pet day care attract you to a job? See what the survey says
November 12, 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: Talking politics in the workplace
November 5, 2018 Milwaukee--WTMJ4

Conference Highlights Importance Of Workplace Safety
October 31, 2018 Mankato--KEYC 12

Workplace changes varied one year after #MeToo
October 31, 2018 Mankato--The Free Press

"Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace" - Ethical Perspectives on the News
October 21, 2018 KCRG TV

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: Tips for your work Halloween party
October 24, 2018 Milwaukee--WTMJ4

Workforce planning for the future — are you ready?
October 22, 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Quite the party to celebrate Best Places to Work and HR Award winners
October 12, 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal

Wirth rejoins MRA as learning manager
September 27, 2019 Daily Business Ledger

Checkbox training doesn’t fix harassment
September 14, 2018 Daily Herald Buisness Ledger

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: Fitbits in the work place
September 13, 2018 Milwaukee--WTMJ4

MRA names Peterson vice president of development
September 12, 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Recruiting company recommends employers get rid of drug testing
August 23, 2018 Milwuakee--WTMJ 4

Coaching - It's not just for athletes
August 20, 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Got a New Pup? Request Fur-ternity Leave
August 14, 2018 Twin Cities Business

Quad-City businesswomen on the rise, fighting to take the lead
August 12, 2018 Quad Cities Times

How Waukesha County leaders are working to create, retain talent
August 9, 2018, Milwaukee Business Journal

New rules at work: These are the workplace don'ts in the wake of #MeToo
July 24, 2018 Milwaukee--WISN 12

The ever-changing workplace: Experts see importance of diverse and inclusive workplaces in the Q-C
July 22, 2018 Quad Cities Times

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: Sexual harassment in the workplace
July 19, 2018 Milwaukee--WTMJ 4

From succession planning to successful transition
July 16, 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: Addiction in the workplace
June 20, 2018 Milwaukee WTMJ 4

Hottest new benefit trend "visiting" a virtual doctor
June 18, 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger

Milwaukee's #MeToo movement: Employers staying proactive
May 25, 2018

TMJ4 Ask the Expert: How Foxconn Will Affect Local Businesses
May 10, 2018 Milwaukee--WTMJ 4

Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference
April 12, 2018 Milwaukee BizTimes

Local leaders, Olympic star Jackie Joyner-Kersee talk diversity at MRA conference: Slideshow
April 11, 2018 Milaukee Business Journal

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaks at Milwaukee diversity conference
April 10, 2018 Milwaukee--WISN 12

10thirtysix concludes a series on sexual harassment in the workplace
March 15, 2018 Milwaukee PBS

The Pain Pill Problem: How the opioid epidemic is impacting the workplace and what employers can do about it
January 19, 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal

Growing numbers of employers give workers the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15, 2018 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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