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NLRB Holds That Union Engaged in Union Busting Against Its Own Workers

20 February 2024

NLRB Holds That Union Engaged in Union Busting Against Its Own Workers

Author: Michael Burns

In the category of what’s good for the goose is good for the gander we have the pro-union National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently finding the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union engaged in a myriad of unfair labor practices with its own unionized staff who are members of FAIR. (Yes, unions have unions.)

Making Everyone a Recruiter

20 February 2024

Making Everyone a Recruiter

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In the quest for talent, organizations are rethinking their recruitment strategies. Gone are the days when hiring was solely the responsibility of HR departments or hiring teams. Now, organizations are realizing the potential of tapping into the collective network and awareness of their entire staff to find candidates who not only excel in their roles but also align with the organization's culture. By fostering a culture where everyone participates in recruiting, employers can unlock new...
Lie Detection 101 – How to Spot Lies During the Interview Process

20 February 2024

Lie Detection 101 – How to Spot Lies During the Interview Process

Author: Heather Nezich

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use a lie detector on all job candidates? Well, we live in the real world, where that's not acceptable or viable. So how do you tell when a job candidate is lying?

The Benefits of Outplacement Services: An Approach to Employee Transition

20 February 2024

The Benefits of Outplacement Services: An Approach to Employee Transition

Author: Emily Price

Companies often face the challenging task of workforce optimization, which may involve layoffs or downsizing. While these decisions are never easy, offering outplacement services can provide many benefits for both employers and employees. There are advantages of embracing outplacement services as a beneficial approach to employee transition during layoffs.

The Decline of Vertical Career Paths: A Shift Towards Horizontal Growth

20 February 2024

The Decline of Vertical Career Paths: A Shift Towards Horizontal Growth

Author: Anthony Kaylin

In the past, a vertical progression was the ideal career path for many, especially when it came to salary increases and standards of expected living.  Today, the tides have changed.  Many employees don’t want to become managers.  In fact, often, organizations don’t particularly support their managers.  If bad times occur, managers are often the first to be blamed and could be the first out the door. 

Quick Hits - February 21, 2024

20 February 2024

Quick Hits - February 21, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Expect health care premiums to increase next year thanks to prescription drugs: Nonprofit research company 46 Brooklyn found that pharmaceutical companies are raising prices for over 700 medications in January alone, with the average increase sitting at about 4.5%. Popular weight-loss drug Ozempic, for example, will see a price hike of 3.5%, while the antidepressant Wellbutrin will increase by 9.9%.

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Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

13 February 2024

Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In an era where most of our daily interactions with others, like clients, colleagues, bosses, and even family members, often feel impersonal due to technology, and where our jobs are streamlined for maximum efficiency, it's understandable that many employees sense a loss of their innate creativity, curiosity, and humanity.

How to Develop an Effective Talent Retention Plan

13 February 2024

How to Develop an Effective Talent Retention Plan

Author: Dana Weidinger

Many organizations are grappling with the challenge of retaining top talent as voluntary turnover rates continue to rise. Factors such as low unemployment, a scarcity of skilled labor, and an increase in vacant roles have empowered employees with a plethora of employment choices. In response to this trend, it becomes imperative for businesses to develop and implement effective talent retention plans.

4 Workplace Romance Policy Points for Employers to Consider this Valentine’s Day

13 February 2024

4 Workplace Romance Policy Points for Employers to Consider this Valentine’s Day

Author: Heather Nezich

Love is a prevalent theme on Valentine’s Day, and recent studies suggest that it often extends into the workplace. Despite the increasing trend of remote work, office romances remain common, highlighting the need for clear guidelines to mitigate legal risks and maintain employee morale in case of relationship breakdowns. Crafting realistic policies that align with your company culture and effectively communicating expectations to employees are essential steps. Here are four key...
NLRB’s Cemex Pro-union Standard Challenged in Court

13 February 2024

NLRB’s Cemex Pro-union Standard Challenged in Court

Author: Michael Burns

Cemex Construction is challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “radical change” which would allow the NLRB to bypass an organizing election and order bargaining if it finds the employer engaged in an unfair labor practice during the campaign. It also extended the rules for requiring union election if the union demands recognition. Before this decision, an employer was not required to recognize a union and the union was the one that had to demand an election....
Don’t Discriminate Against Generation Z

13 February 2024

Don’t Discriminate Against Generation Z

Author: Anthony Kaylin

As Gen Z continues to assert its presence in the workforce, marked by its diverse composition and unapologetic advocacy, employers are urged to recalibrate their approaches and expectations to foster a more inclusive and productive work environment for all generations.

Quick Hits - February 14, 2024

13 February 2024

Quick Hits - February 14, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

A possible new law leading to a myriad of lawsuits: A potentially groundbreaking bill making its way through the Massachusetts State Legislature aims to broadly ensure psychological safety in the workplace, marking a key development in efforts to combat workplace bullying and potentially stoking momentum for similar bills in other jurisdictions.

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The Top 5 HR Buzz Words for 2024

6 February 2024

The Top 5 HR Buzz Words for 2024

Author: Heather Nezich

Are you familiar with the latest HR buzz words? HR Work Break reviewed current buzzwords in the HR field and found the following to be the top five:

Federal Contractors Will be Required to Comply with Pay Transparency Requirements by End of Year

6 February 2024

Federal Contractors Will be Required to Comply with Pay Transparency Requirements by End of Year

Author: Anthony Kaylin

On January 30, 2024, the Administration proposed to publish a preliminary rule that would create a series of actions designed to support equal pay activities for workers of federal contractors and agencies as set forth by Executive Orders 14035 and 14069.  Essentially, the rule would prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors from seeking and considering salary history when setting compensation and will require pay range disclosures in certain job...
Super Bowl Squares and March Madness Brackets – What Employers Need to Know

6 February 2024

Super Bowl Squares and March Madness Brackets – What Employers Need to Know

Author: Michael Burns

This Sunday is the Super Bowl, and while it will not be as great without the Lions there, there is a good chance your employees are betting on it. The American Gaming Association estimated that upwards of 28 million Americans participated in office pools for the 2023 Super Bowl. This was up 50% from 2022 and it is expected even more employees will be in office pools this year. How should employers feel about that?

Retention Strategies for HR Directors

6 February 2024

Retention Strategies for HR Directors

Author: Linda Olejniczak

As the new year unfolds, with research indicating increased restlessness among employees, retention is front of mind on HR directors and leadership. The Conference Board CHRO Confidence Index and a survey by esphr by WorkNest highlight growing concerns about retention, putting HR directors in the spotlight.

Have Fun in Training This Year!

6 February 2024

Have Fun in Training This Year!

Author: Clifton Clarke

It’s a new year, start it off with FUN in your training classroom!  Any learning professional will tell you that the most effective way to transfer learning in the classroom is through an activity.  No number of cute graphics on the PowerPoint or how many jumping jacks a trainer can do to start the class (this is an actual thing), will make the learning stick like a fun game.  There’s a term for this and that term is “GAMIFICATION.”  Sounds cool...
Quick Hits - February 7, 2024

6 February 2024

Quick Hits - February 7, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Oops.  They’re not a convicted murderer? In August 2023, a job seeker received an offer of employment conditioned on passing a background check, which the employer contracted with ADP Screening & Selection Services Inc. (SASS) to perform – the complaint in Mott v. ADP Screening and Selection Services, Inc., alleged.

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The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

30 January 2024

The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Return to office efforts are starting to wane.  Just 6 out of 158 CEOs in the United States have indicated their intent to prioritize the return of employees to full-time office work in 2024, according to a recent survey conducted by The Conference Board.

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
I-9 Audits: The Audit Process and How to Review Form I-9’s Internally

30 January 2024

I-9 Audits: The Audit Process and How to Review Form I-9’s Internally

Author: Lauren Cromie

HR Managers face a wide range of complicated compliance and legal processes. Form I-9 and verifying an employee’s right to work as well as keeping all of this on file is among them. It is hard to know how to prevent an I-9 violation and what to expect if you are audited. Below is an outline of the audit process followed by some best practices for conducting an internal audit that you may find helpful.

1 in 4 Employees Have Witnessed Workplace Violence

30 January 2024

1 in 4 Employees Have Witnessed Workplace Violence

Author: Heather Nezich

Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training and ASE partner, announced its new workplace report, Fear Factors: A 2024 Employee Survey Report on Workplace Violence, Harassment, and Mental Health. Compiled from a survey of over 1,000 employees in the U.S., the study assesses the reality of how employees are experiencing workplace violence, misconduct, and mental health in the workplace. Most notably, the survey revealed almost 1 in 4 respondents have witnessed workplace violence...
BLS Reports 2023 Union Membership Down… Again

30 January 2024

BLS Reports 2023 Union Membership Down… Again

Author: Michael Burns

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported union membership continued to decline in 2023. The BLS reported that private sector union membership increased by 191,000 members during the year. Union representation was 11.2% of workers in 2023 down from 11.3% in 2022.

Is Changing the 401K to an RBA a Good Idea for Employers?

30 January 2024

Is Changing the 401K to an RBA a Good Idea for Employers?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Some organizations are changing from a 401k plan to RBA. IBM is one such organization that is changing its traditional 401K plan to a new approach.  IBM currently matches the first 5% of salary that employees contribute to their 401(k) accounts, dollar for dollar, and provides an automatic 1% contribution for a total of 6%.  Instead, it will offer a secondary plan. 

Quick Hits - January 31, 2024

30 January 2024

Quick Hits - January 31, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Is AI being used by HR yet? Unlikely.  According to HRE’s annual What’s Keeping HR Up at Night? survey nearly two-thirds of HR teams have yet to embrace artificial intelligence in their operations. More than 60% of respondents shared that HR teams at their organizations aren’t using AI and its counterpart, gen AI, for any functions, including talent sourcing, interviewing, onboarding, learning, and managing employee leave.
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The Election Year is Upon Us - Be Prepared for Workplace Political Discussions…or Worse

23 January 2024

The Election Year is Upon Us - Be Prepared for Workplace Political Discussions…or Worse

Author: Michael Burns

While it seems like elections and politics have been on-going rather than every two or four years, we are now entering the actual election year, and employers should prepare themselves to address possible employee dissent, rancor, or worse.

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