Monthly Archives: November 2015

EctoHR, Inc. Welcomes Matt TerBush!

November 19, 2015

EctoHR is pleased to announce the addition of Matt TerBush to its internal team in the position of Talent Acquisition Specialist. Matt earned his degree in Packaging from Michigan State University this past May (Go Green!). He has held positions as an Account Executive at Stephen Gould Corp., Packaging Engineer Intern at ACCO Brands, and worked for Stillwater Grill in Brighton and Okemos. Matt is a Brighton High School alumnus, born and raised in Brighton, and returned after graduating from MSU. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active in various sports leagues, and ...

Tips for Planning Your Holiday Party

November 16, 2015

It is that time of year again and the holidays are right around the corner. For many companies, this means it is time for the annual holiday party. Holiday parties are an opportunity to gather together, show appreciation for your team, and to celebrate the year’s successes. Below are a few tips from EctoHR, Inc. for making your holiday party a success. Know your employees. When planning the theme and details of the party, be sure to consider your group as a whole. This includes determining the appropriate time and location of your party, planning activities, and other details. If ...

Employee versus Independent Contractor

November 6, 2015

Uber has recently garnered a lot of media attention for the way it classifies, and possibly misclassifies, its workers. The Company recently lost a case in the California Labor court for improperly classifying a driver as an independent contractor versus an employee, leading to a $4,000 settlement. Following this decision, the Department of Labor released a 15 page interpretation of its ruling that listed permanence and financial dependence as additional key factors in defining the worker/employer relationship. As Uber continues to battle a large class action lawsuit that could be a huge blow to its business model, the hot topic ...

Congratulations, Colleen!

November 2, 2015

EctoHR, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Colleen Burke to the position of Human Resource Manager and to Partner status as of January 2016. Colleen has worked with EctoHR as an HR Generalist since 2012 and also earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation in 2015.

EctoHR, Inc. 2015 Holiday Calendar

November 1, 2015

Please note our 2015 Holiday Calendar:   Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Holiday Office closed   Friday, November 27 Black Friday Office closed, but phones and email will be monitored   Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve Office closed, but phones and email will be monitored   Friday, December 25 Christmas Day Office closed   Thursday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Office closed, but phones and email will be monitored   Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day Office closed   If you have any questions, please contact a team member at EctoHR by calling 810.534.0170, or emailing