Membership with Hello West Michigan

Recruited talent doesn't see all that West Michigan offers. They dismiss opportunities in Michigan because of its well-publicized economic challenges and are unaware of the vibrant lifestyle and career prospects in the region. For those that do recognize the gem that is West Michigan, they find the relocation process difficult because resources are scattered and incomplete.

In an environment where talent can move anywhere and find employment, employers in West Michigan face many obstacles when competing with other regions of the country. When they do find talent, those they have recruited have a difficult time finding their "fit." Often, employers are also faced with assisting their new hire's significant other in finding employment. If this is unsuccessful, the couple is less likely to stay.

Hello West Michigan is uniting the efforts of talent attraction and retention throughout the region, and your company can benefit. Our services and programs directly address the challenges faced by employers and others critical to this process. Through our programs and practices, West Michigan can establish itself as a destination for top talent and all they bring to the region.

Employer Member Resources

  • Website promoting the region for the benefit of recruited talent, employers and the entire region

  • RĂ©sume sharing of significant others and silver medalist candidates among member employers

  • Surveys of individual talent and their families

  • Best practice guides and example resources for each phase of the attraction and retention process available for download

  • Professional networking among member employers through forums and events

  • Networking for relocated talent and their families

  • Preferred providers who align with HWM's  strategies and messaging

  • Common messaging that promotes the region, its employers and communities

  • Member's Only Portal on our website that provides access to Hello West Michigan resources and programs

  • Education and training programs

    • Understanding the recruitment and retention process

    • Informational forums to learn about the assets of the region and its communities

    • Best Practice forums in attracting and retaining talent

Support Organizations

Membership is also available to those critical to the recruitment and retention process: Realtors, relocation specialists, hospitality professionals and more.  Programs to align best practices and messaging will be offered at this membership level.

Member Form

To view membership costs, please see HWM's Membership Form.

Membership is offered on an annual basis.

To join, please return your completed form and company logo to:

Hello West Michigan
125 Ottawa Ave. NW Suite 450
Grand Rapids, MI  49503