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ASE Member-Exclusive HR Research Resources

Access HR research and compliance data to help your organization offer the best employee experience while maintaining compliance.

Get the HR research and data you need – when you need it.

As an ASE member you have access to ASE staff via our HR Research Hotline M-F and exclusive 24/7 access to online research resources such as CCH AnswersNow, and Zywave HR Services Suite. ASE is the best source for up-to-date HR tools, research, employment regulations, policies, templates, training decks, and guidelines that enable you to successfully manage your most important asset: your people.

ASE HR Consultation Hotline

Make our professional research staff an extension of your HR department. This member-exclusive resource helps you answer the complex HR questions that arise on any given day. ASE members can call or e-mail our research department to get prompt information on wide array of HR topics. Turnaround time averages less than 24 hours on most information requests. 

CCH AnswersNow


CCH AnswersNow focuses on the topics and tools most relevant to you and your business, providing straightforward answers as well as links to relevant laws and regulations. CCH AnswersNow covers the compliance issues that matter most to you: employee information and records, staffing, compensation and benefits, employee development, employee relations, discrimination, workplace safety, and international HR employment laws for approximately 20 different countries.   The online library contains thousands of answers to common HR questions and issues members face every day, including sample forms, sample policies, checklists, and daily news articles.  It’s all there.

Within this robust resource you will find the state employment laws database, a customizable job description tool, a federal and state employment law comparison tool, and a performance appraisal module. It also includes pre-developed HR power training decks on topics such as sexual harassment prevention training for managers and employees, FMLA and ADA compliance training, and termination training for managers. This truly unique resource is an invaluable one for making informed HR decisions and remaining compliant.


McLean & Company


McLean & Company is a leading HR research and advisory firm providing best practice research, tools, and templates designed to drive business performance through practical solutions.

You can build core HR processes and programs and implement projects successfully with the step-by-step methodologies provided.  Access hundreds of tools and templates, sample polices, and job descriptions.  Also available are ready-made HR training decks designed for a member of your HR team to facilitate training within your organizations.  The training materials come with interactive exercises, learning objectives, agendas, facilitator notes, and handouts.

Research areas include HR Strategy, Culture, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Learning & Development, and HR Infrastructure.

Each member organization receives one seat to the McLean & Company portal.  If you are unsure who holds that seat, please contact your member advisor. The portal is accessed through the ASE member dashboard.

Zywave HR Services Suite - New!

This new, easy to use library service provides ASE members another robust 24/7/365 resource providing many HR apps and tools including a handbook builder, interview builder, HR content library, HR notices, compliance apps, state law comparison tool, customizable and downloadable content, and much more. Zywave’s HR Services Suite offers your organization an instant HR department at your fingertips.

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