Resource Partners

Resource Partners

                                                                                    
                                                                            
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Resource Partners

American Society of Employers

About our organization:

ASE is a not-for-profit employer association serving Michigan’s business community. Member organizations rely on ASE to be their trusted source for information and support on all matters affecting the employment relationship. ASE’s 800+ members include employers of all sizes in all industries, both for-profit and not-for-profit, both privately held and publicly traded. ASE’s role is to support its member firms’ Human Resource functions with a wide array of information, leading-edge HR services and professional networking opportunities.

About our services:

ASE provides Human Resource data and information that its members need to meet their federal, state and local compliance obligations and benchmark their HR programs against the market. The latter includes a full complement of statewide and national surveys covering compensation, benefits, and HR practices. ASE membership provides unlimited access to our HR research services staff, CCH’s HRAnswersNow portal and the McLean & Company website where best practice blueprints and tools designed to drive business performance through practical solutions reside. ASE also delivers Talent Development consulting along with leadership, Human Resources, administrative and customer service education programs that help employers maximize the effectiveness of their workforce.

How our organization can help:

ASE provides a variety of support services to firms’ HR departments. These include pre-employment background checking, compensation program development, Affirmative Action plan development and maintenance, employee handbook development and maintenance, and professional employer organization (PEO) services to qualified micro-employers. In addition, ASE’s Talent Acquisition service group provides staffing services to all types of organizations across the enterprise, including not just Human Resources but also Purchasing, Finance/Accounting, Sales and Marketing. This service accommodates supplemental, contract-to-hire and direct-hire staffing arrangements.

Finally, each year ASE provides numerous professional networking opportunities including four major educational conferences, Michigan’s premier HR executive recognition event, monthly member-exclusive roundtables, and complimentary briefings on state and federal regulation updates that impact the HR function.

Contact:

Michael Burns

Email: [email protected]

CapTrust

As one of the largest providers of fiduciary services to retirement plan sponsors, CAPTRUST is uniquely positioned to help employers manage their 401(k), 403(b), defined benefit, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

CAPTRUST’s client list, deep bench of resources, and decades of experience working with retirement plans mean that we have the knowledge and expertise to help keep our clients’ plans competitive, engage their employees, benchmark their service providers, and assist them with fiduciary oversight.

 

Contact information:

Name:  Errol Hau

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  https://www.captrust.com/

Dickinson Wright, PLLC

About our organization:

With over 475 attorneys covering more than 40 practice areas, Dickinson Wright has the experience and expertise to assist with just about any legal matter or dispute. Our lawyers are recognized for excellence in industry publications including Best Lawyers, Chambers and Super Lawyers, and through appointments to bar associations and the judiciary. For more than 140 years, Dickinson Wright has achieved results through a dedicated, responsive and client-focused approach.

About our services:

DW’s North American Immigration Practice Group consists of a dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, providing a full range of immigration services, primarily to business clients. We represent large multinational manufacturers, mid-cap suppliers, technology sector start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as healthcare, academic, and non-profit organizations, across a variety of industries. We consider understanding the true nature of your business to be critical to our successful ability to help our clients. No matter your industry, we will listen carefully to your particular needs and develop creative immigration sponsorship solutions and programs, whether that’s for 1 or 100 foreign workers.

How our organization can help:

We support our clients’ Human Resource and Legal teams with U.S. nonimmigrant (temporary) visa sponsorships, Lawful Permanent Residence (“greencard”) sponsorships, Canadian work permits and residence visas, in addition to helping them to ensure strict compliance within an ever changing global legal structure. Our efforts are supported the latest technology, and we’re able to offer our clients predictable, fixed-rate, legal fees for most U.S. and Canadian immigration services. If your business plans include the movement of personnel across national borders, we can help.

DW Immigration: Global Mobility With a Personal Touch

Contact:

Eric W. Gregory

Email: [email protected]

HRPro

About our organization:

Founded in 1990, HRPro/BenePro is one of Southeast Michigan’s premier HR and Benefit administration and advisory firms.

Collectively, our team of experts have over 200 years’ experience in HR and benefit administration. We offer personalized, customized service for all our clients. With a dedicated account manager and exemplary service, you won’t feel like a client, but part of our family. This dedication to our clients is reflected in a 97% client retention rate.

We strive to create a fun, collaborative culture that puts an emphasis on customer relationships and personalized service. Our culture embraces our core values, being client focused, having personal ownership and self-awareness.

About our services:

We work with organizations to maximize the value of their human capital spend by automating their processes, increasing employee engagement, implementing cost containment initiatives, helping attract and retain top talent, reducing administrative burden, developing employee communication tools and helping them move forward, faster through strategic, tactical and operational strategies. We specialize in a fully integrated HR solution including HRIS, Payroll, Group Benefits, Comprehensive Human Resource Support Services, Flexible Spending and Reimbursement Account and COBRA Administration.

How our organization can help:

Our mission is to help organizations take better care of their people. It is as simple as that. We have clients of all sizes, ranging from the smallest of organizations to upwards of 35,000 lives. Organizations across all industries will benefit from our services.

Contact:

Jennifer Wajeeh, Director of Sales and Marketing

Email: [email protected]

Linx Consulting

About our organization:

We are a boutique consulting firm specialized in communication, change management and culture. We work with mid- to large-sized, global clients in and outside of Michigan.

About our services:

It’s never been more important for organizations to communicate effectively, manage change and create a meaningful culture where everyone has a voice and contributes. We provide strategic communication, change management and culture effectiveness solutions to help companies engage their people, compete and perform at their best.

How our organization can help:

Our philosophy is that relationships matter. Whether it’s developing a strong story and creative; implementing a common methodology and approach for change; or building a world-class culture and employment experience; Linx partners with HR and business leaders to drive performance in their organizations.  

Contact:

Janie Brill, Principal, Senior Consultant

Email: [email protected]

Littler

About our organization:

Littler is an international law practice with more than 1,200 attorneys devoted exclusively to representing management in employment and labor law matters. Client service and innovation are among the cornerstones of our practice.

Littler has represented more than 50,000 employers in virtually every industry, on a regional, national and global basis, across the gamut of labor and employment matters. As a result, we understand the issues affecting small companies as well as the world’s largest corporations. Clients with operations in different locations rely on our broad experience and geographic reach to help them strategically, efficiently and cost-effectively manage their employment and labor matters across multiple jurisdictions. For more information, visit littler.com.

About our services:

We offer the full array of legal services related to the employer-employee relationship, providing clients with counseling and representation on everything from day-to-day HR questions to complex class actions and international projects. For a full list of our formally recognized practice areas, please see our website.

How our organization can help:

We realize that in-house counsel, HR professionals and corporate executives do not just manage legal work; they are expected to be business partners and contribute to the organization’s overall success. That means you need us to do more than just great legal work. You need us to be your strategic partners, who understand your industry and your business, and to present you with ideas to help your organization reduce cost, manage risk and succeed financially.

That’s why Littler runs our business the way you run your business, making important investments in our firm, client relationships and the future of the legal profession. Here are just a few examples of how we can help you meet your business goals while providing high-quality, cost-effective legal services:

  • We can manage all of your litigation needs – from administrative charges, to single plaintiff litigation, to class actions – so that your costs are predictable and you have the valuable business analytics that will help manage risk and prepare for the future.
  • We have developed a strong subject matter focus through our Knowledge Management Department and our vast network of global labor and employment thought leaders who can give you precise recommendations to help solve your business and legal issues.
  • We invest in research and development to create products and services, such as Littler CaseSmart®Littler GPS®, and ComplianceHRto offer new and alternative ways of delivering legal services that maximize efficiencies and control costs.
  • Our pricing and project management teams help us develop alternative fee arrangements that enable us to meet your needs, give you pricing predictability, and achieve expectations on any project.
  • Whether you are based in a single location or have global operations, we have the depth and breadth of lawyers you need through our more than 70 U.S. and global offices and our strong relationships with lawyers worldwide.
  • Littler values diversity and inclusion and our lawyers and culture reflect that value. We always rank at the top across the broad range of diversity metrics.
  • We care what you think. We conduct comprehensive client satisfaction interviews throughout the year to ensure our clients are getting the service and value they want and expect.
  • Our goal is to provide exceptional client service and our priority and focus is to deliver that to you. To learn more visit: Our Client Service GuaranteeTM

Contact:

Gary Ankers

Email: [email protected]

LoVasco

About our organization:

HR teams, plan sponsors, and executives work with LoVasco to align benefit solutions to their company’s vision for the future.  From strategic planning and program development to delivery and communications – we aim to optimize the performance and value of your benefit and retirement programs.”

Contact:

Chris Burke, JD, CPFA, CFP®, AIF®

Email: [email protected]

Mass Mutual Great Lakes

OUR MISSION:

We believe everyone deserves the right to a comprehensive plan that creates financial security, stability, and long-term success. Our commitment is to develop meaningful relationships that reshape the financial wellbeing of the communities we serve.

OUR VISION:

To become the premier brand for both individuals and institutions in the financial wellbeing and success category.

"We are committed to serving the Great Lakes region by assisting our clients in creating long term financial security, stability and success. We understand each family and business has its own unique needs and priorities. Therefore, we have developed a team of thoughtful financial professionals who will listen and assist you in managing risk, accumulating wealth, and honoring the legacy you desire to create. Like any great company who has stood the test of time, our people are our greatest asset and the service we deliver to our clients will always represent our top priority."

--- Manuel Amezcua, President & CEO

Contact:

Gina Coleman

Email: [email protected]

Mastery Training Services

About our organization:

Mastery Training Services is a leader in the corporate online training marketplace. We help organizations grow and become more successful with our comprehensive workplace training systems and services. In this way, Mastery fulfills its mission of helping build more successful, effective and amazing organizations.

About our services:

Organizations can license training from a library of over 1,300 online courses. Mastery Training Services helps organizations tailor a training solution and library to fit their organization’s needs. Mastery offers a Learning Management System for the training administration, or organizations can use their own SCORM-compliant LMS. Mastery also offers a suite of Premium Support Service packages to take on many of the administrative tasks that drive a successful training initiative.

How our organization can help:

Mastery Training Services serves organizations across all industries and sizes. The training library covers topics such as safety, compliance, leadership, teamwork, communication, computer skills, and more.

Contact:

Rachel LaPointe

Email: [email protected]

ElementOne

For thirty years the effectiveness of your workforce has been our business at Merces Consulting Group, helping our clients ensure they have “the right people, in the right jobs, paid the right way.” Nothing happens in your organization without people. Success is directly related to the design and quality of a team. Today, our strategic direction reflects the greatest value we can provide: Maximizing your team’s potential. We’ve designed a new brand that reflects that strength. We are pleased to announce:

We are now ElementOne! (formerly Merces Consulting)

Why ElementOne? Hydrogen, “element one” in the periodic table, is the most important element - it’s the building block of the universe. Because people are the building blocks of your organization and foundational to your success, this name is only fitting.

With the mindset of maximizing your team’s potential, our tools can help you:

  • Understand your team’s current capacity to meet your mission and how your pay structure supports or impedes capacity.
  • Optimize organizational structures to match your ever-changing mission.
  • Assess the effectiveness of your pay budget, identify efficiencies, and find resources to fund attractive and competitive pay opportunities.
  • Directly tie pay to employee development, putting pay in the hands of employees while being fiscally responsible.

You might think the middle of a pandemic is an interesting time to launch a new brand (as well as becoming a completely virtual firm), but we are excited because to us, it is the perfect time.

COVID has taught everyone a lot about our organizations, created challenges, and raised many questions. One question you can lean on us to answer is: What does my team need in order to thrive? With our help, you’ll be better positioned to achieve your mission when you emerge “on the other side.”  Visit us at elementoneconsulting.com to find out more or contact Edmund B. Ura, MAIR, JD  | President & Sr. Consultant at 248.507.4670 X 1001 or [email protected].

NFP

About our organization:

NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that cares deeply about our employees' and clients' well-being. Our dedicated employees provide the best possible solutions for our clients while NFP creates the best possible work environment for our employees. We have offices located throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and an office in the United Kingdom.

About our services:

We provide corporate benefits, property and casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions. Our corporate benefits division customizes benefits packages that meet legal and regulatory requirements while attracting and maintaining top talent. Our property and casualty services feature risk management, technical expertise, loss prevention and other solutions. Finally, we provide individual client solutions to protect, manage, and grow the wealth of our clients through carefully tailored plans.

How our organization can help:

NFP appeals to an array of customer segments through our services, ranging from individuals seeking estate planning, long-term insurance care, and other financial advisory to larger corporations who need robust P&C solutions or tailored benefits packages.

Contact:

Alma Ko

Phone: 248-743-4300

Email: [email protected]

Orbis Holding Group

About our organization:

We Are HR Strategists!

An HR strategy in today's complex environment needs to be a flexible, customized solution designed to meet the specific needs and goals of an organization. Orbis specializes in designing solutions that are cost-effective, efficient, and tailored for our clients. The Orbis team is here for every bump and turn during the entrepreneurial journey.

Founded in 1995 by President and Chief HR Strategist Amy Wentrack, Orbis Holding Group is a privately held, human resource service company headquartered in Saint Clair, Michigan.

About our services:

We make Fortune 500 human resource strategy accessible to businesses of all sizes.

The Orbis Toolkit includes:

  • Dedicated Team of Experts
  • Software Optimization
  • Proactive Employee Benefit Administration
  • Custom Training and Development
  • Efficient Payroll Management
  • Effective Compliance & Risk Management

How our organization can help:

Orbis Holdings Group target market includes Michigan businesses with 50-1000 employees. We love to work with companies that are engaged, busy, growing, hands on, and see the value of HR outsourcing.

Contact:

Sarah Zigila

Email: [email protected]

plante moran

About our organization:

As one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, consulting, and wealth management firms, Plante Moran
offers a full line of services designed to support organizations in almost any phase of their lifecycle. And
with more than 3,100 professionals throughout Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, along with
international offices in Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Tokyo, Japan; and Monterrey, Mexico –– you
can rest assured that we have the resources and expertise to help your organization thrive.


About our services:


Plante Moran offers a variety of services that can support an organization’s human resources team. For
example, our global mobility team can help you manage your global workforce, from pre‐assignment
planning through repatriation. We provide flexible support on challenges relating to global mobility
filing, changing tax laws, international payroll requirements, reporting obligations, and more. In
addition, we provide organizations with a full spectrum of benefit plan services including audit, tax,
employee benefits consulting, benefit plan investment consulting, talent development, and human
capital consulting.


How our organization can help (ie: services provided and target market):


Whether you have a single, specific need or require comprehensive services on a worldwide scale, we
have the knowledge, experience, and resources to meet your goals.
We serve U.S. middle‐market and private equity, multinational and publicly traded companies, public
sector organizations, as well as family offices and individuals. And, with professionals specializing by
industry, you’ll benefit from the expertise and advice of a team that knows your specific challenges and
how to combat them.

Contact:

Kasia Borowicz

Email: [email protected]

Responsible College Advocates

Responsible College Advocates© provides two programs to assist families and students. These programs give you clarity when paying for college and paying off college loans. First, we aid families in understanding how to pay for college in the right way. Secondly, we are able to assist the students and families through their loan payoff. As a result, we have been able to impact many lives across the country. Lastly, all of our resources, reporting and strategies are provided at no cost. We are proud to be called a free resource through our partnership with the Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

 

 

https://www.responsiblecollege.com/

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc.

Experience. Knowledge. Leadership.

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI) was one of the first program managers to enter the 529 college savings plan market, and we’re still at the head of the class. With more than 20 years of industry experience, TFI is a leader in customized, state-centric 529 programs, providing low-cost, high-value, direct-sold 529 programs. Programs such as MESP; MESP is Michigan’s official direct- sold 529 college savings program, helping families and individuals save for the cost of higher education for over 20 years.

MESP is now available at work. MESP Workplace Savings is a program that gives employers the opportunity to offer a 529 College Savings Program to their employees. As an employer, you want more ways to differentiate and enhance your employee benefits package. With MESP Workplace Savings automatic payroll direct deposit, your employees get a hassle-free opportunity to save for their loved one’s higher education expenses through low, budget-friendly minimums ($15 per pay period) that make saving easy. And the best part? It costs you nothing and creates no additional administrative burdens. In fact, we do all the work.

Contact: Jennifer D. Uhlar, Senior Tuition Financing Consultant, 248.351.1406, [email protected]

Lockton

About our organization:

Lockton is the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and the 8th largest in world. As a family owned organization, our independence lets us challenge the norms of what a brokerage can be. Our service-minded culture and entrepreneurial spirit foster innovation, creativity, and the ability to do what’s best for our clients and their businesses.

Our Associates are committed to service and empowered with a single-minded focus on delivering results for clients. With over 100 worldwide offices, we have the scale and expertise to complement any organization. Locally, at Lockton Michigan, we have offices in Detroit, Birmingham and Grand Rapids comprised of local partners with the focus and freedom to do what’s right for your business that can also draw on the deep global resources to deliver the very best results.    

About our services:

We provide our clients with a partnership and customized creative thinking around their needs. No matter the risks our clients face, we will help them with innovative solutions tailor-made for their business and culture.  Our service specialties are in Risk Management Insurances (P&C, Workers Compensation, Cyber Security), Employee Benefits Consulting (Health & Welfare plans, voluntary & executive benefits, HR technology) and Retirement Services.

Lockton Michigan provides clients with experienced teams and a robust service model. Through our approach to disciplined service planning, we become the energy behind all our client’s goals and objectives, ensuring that we deliver on our commitments proactively throughout the year. By providing clients with the best solutions and service we allow them to remain focused on growing their business.

How our organization can help (ie: services provided and target market):

Lockton Michigan can tailor solutions to employer organizations of all sizes and in any industry. We are focused on our client needs and embrace their challenges as our own. Together, we work as partner to proactively achieve long-term goal – while protecting client interests at every turn. We work tirelessly to strengthen our client’s business with the absolute best in risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting and retirement services, while offering global scale resources to our clients.  

Contact information:

Name:  John Price or Emily Annand

Email:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Website:  Lockton Companies