April 2016

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 4/5/2016
Learn how Livonia-based technology solutions and consulting firm Tegrit gets the most out of their Automation Alley membership. 
By John Bedz | Automation Alley | 4/20/2016
Attending industry events and conferences can be an invaluable investment — if you do some planning ahead to prepare and dedicate a little time afterwards to follow up! Here are 7 tips you can put into practice at the upcoming Michigan Defense Expo (MDEX) and other business events and conferences you plan to attend this year. 
By Erin Sommerville and Nicole Kampe | Automation Alley | 4/6/2016
Social media can be a great marketing tool for small businesses looking to reach and engage existing and potential clients and customers. It’s also the perfect avenue for spreading the word about your products and services. But unless your small business employs a full-time social media manager, these efforts are easier said than done. By incorporating these six practices, your company can take your social media posts from dull to dynamic, and make them a key aspect of your overall marketing strategy. 
By Kris Powell | HRPro/BenePro | 4/13/2016
Smaller organizations may find it manageable to handle all HR related paperwork for their employees.  The question is, at what point does simply “managing” the paperwork get too overwhelming and cumbersome? Imagine a world where your HR processes are automated.  Where complex requirements such as Affordable Care Act compliance and EEO reporting is automatic and easy. 
By Jeannine Kunz | Tooling U-SME | 4/27/2016
Taking basic steps now can help you avoid not having the right – or enough – skilled workers to meet customer demands. To ensure the health of your business and the manufacturing industry, the time to act is now.

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