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ASE Welcomes Eight New Board Members

28 February 2024

ASE Welcomes Eight New Board Members

Author: Heather Nezich

Troy, MI ---February 27, 2024 --- ASE, Michigan’s trusted partner for Everything HR and largest employer association, has added eight new members to their Board of Directors for 2024.  Five members moved off the slate.

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Mastering Difficult Conversations

27 February 2024

Mastering Difficult Conversations

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Effective leadership hinges on the ability to navigate difficult conversations with grace and proficiency. While nobody enjoys difficult conversations, they can provide opportunities for growth and progress within teams and organizations when handled correctly. Leaders who can adeptly engage in tough discussions foster a culture of transparency, trust, and collaboration. By addressing issues head-on, they prevent unresolved conflicts from festering and potentially derailing projects or...
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NLRB Board Overrules its Administrative Judges to Hold in Favor of Over-riding Dress Rules for Worker BLM-Wear

27 February 2024

NLRB Board Overrules its Administrative Judges to Hold in Favor of Over-riding Dress Rules for Worker BLM-Wear

Author: Michael Burns

Should workers violating a company dress code policy be protected under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) if they are wearing or displaying political slogans on their uniforms protesting for an issue unrelated to their work?

Employee Appreciation Day is March 1st – What do Employees Want?

27 February 2024

Employee Appreciation Day is March 1st – What do Employees Want?

Author: Heather Nezich

Employee Appreciation Day is this Friday, March 1st. Do you know what makes your employees feel appreciated? It might differ by generation according to a new report by Talent LMS.

What Do People Think of Affirmative Action Today?

27 February 2024

What Do People Think of Affirmative Action Today?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Since the Harvard case before the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down preferences in admissions at universities, a Gallup study followed up on American’s views on the use of affirmative action in decision-making.  A Gallup Center on Black Voices survey found that about two in three Americans (68%) say that stopping the use of race and ethnicity in university admission decisions is “mostly a good thing.”

The Value of Doodling

27 February 2024

The Value of Doodling

Author: Susan Chance

Last week I read a post on LinkedIn where the poster shared her need to be busy all the time. It caused me to recall how often my dad used to say, “Do something while you are resting.” That fostered a need in me to keep my hands busy all the time.

Quick Hits - February 28, 2024

27 February 2024

Quick Hits - February 28, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

H-1B season opening soon:  Beginning March 6, 2024, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct its annual H-1B Cap Lottery to award H-1B slots for professional workers in specialty occupations.

Categories: EverythingPeople
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%.

Categories: EverythingPeople
ASE Releases Results to the 2024 Severance Pay, Policies, & Practices Survey

15 February 2024

ASE Releases Results to the 2024 Severance Pay, Policies, & Practices Survey

Author: Heather Nezich

Troy, MI – February 14, 2024 --- ASE, one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its Severance Pay, Policies, & Practices Survey. This survey provides a comprehensive look at the various aspects of severance policies and programs, including severance benefits, outplacement assistance, and executive severance plans.

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.

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