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5 Tips to Optimize Your Work-From-Home Office

19 September 2023

5 Tips to Optimize Your Work-From-Home Office

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Creating an effective office design is crucial for productivity and comfort. Over the pandemic many remote employees threw together “temporary” workspaces in their home.  But with so many people now working remotely on a more permanent basis, I like the following tips I found in the Wall Street Journal recently for optimizing your workspace:

Categories: Blog
6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

19 September 2023

6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

Author: Heather Nezich

Last week we looked at 10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them. This week we are looking at six employee types and recommendations on how employers should address each type.

What’s New for EEO-1 Reporting in 2023?

19 September 2023

What’s New for EEO-1 Reporting in 2023?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Since 1966 private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and that meet certain criteria are required to report annually the number of individuals they employ by job category, sex, and race or ethnicity.  The EEO-1 report, although filed in 2023, is for the 2022 year.  So, the report is called 2022 EEO-1 Component 1.

Teach Your Learners Who Love to Hear it First!!!

19 September 2023

Teach Your Learners Who Love to Hear it First!!!

Author: Clifton Clarke

Learning how your employees learn could be the best use of your time yet.  By understanding the three learning styles, leaders can maximize effectiveness not only in training but also business in general.  There are three types of learners: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic. 

NLRB Joins Non-compete and Training Repayment Fray

19 September 2023

NLRB Joins Non-compete and Training Repayment Fray

Author: Michael Burns

Earlier this year the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued proposed rules prohibiting the use of non-compete agreements with most employees. Non-compete agreements restrict an employee from leaving an employer and taking another job – usually but not always – in the same business, for a specific period of time and within a limited geographic area. Historically the purpose of non-compete agreements was to protect confidential information about a business from being poached by a...
Quick Hits - September 20, 2023

19 September 2023

Quick Hits - September 20, 2023

Author: ASE Staff

Illinois updates its Equal Pay Act effective Jan 1, 2025: Transparency legislation that requires employers to include pay ranges and benefits in job postings, expanding the state’s Equal Pay Act of 2003 law was signed by Governor Pritzker.

Categories: EverythingPeople
The Impact of Rising Healthcare Costs on HR

12 September 2023

The Impact of Rising Healthcare Costs on HR

Author: Anthony Kaylin

More than half of the working population in 2021, 155 million, relied on employer health coverage. While average premiums are up 4% from 2020, costs are up 47% when comparing 2021 to 2011. Deductibles have surged 68.4% over the last decade with the advent of high deductible plans.

Employers and HR Professionals Will Need to Understand Changing NLRA Law Going Forward or Risk Labor Problems

12 September 2023

Employers and HR Professionals Will Need to Understand Changing NLRA Law Going Forward or Risk Labor Problems

Author: Michael Burns

As ASE has reported, the pro-union National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is dramatically changing labor law tilting against union-free employers. The ongoing changes to labor rules and practice by the NLRB will make it much easier for unions to organize and also much easier for employers to break the law.

Categories: EverythingPeople
10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them

12 September 2023

10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them

Author: Heather Nezich

Navigating various types of leadership in the workplace can be challenging. There are many contrasting styles of leadership – some easier to work with than others.

Guiding New Supervisors Towards Success

12 September 2023

Guiding New Supervisors Towards Success

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of cultivating their internal talent to future supervisors. Transitioning from an individual contributor to a manager requires a shift in mindset and skillset. Many organizations have come to realize that simply promoting high-performing employees to managerial roles isn't enough. Instead, a systematic approach that combines training, mentorship, and ongoing development is essential.

Rediscovering the Value of In-Person Conferences

12 September 2023

Rediscovering the Value of In-Person Conferences

Author: Susan Chance

As I sit in a hotel room in Texas the day before the start of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) annual conference, it made me pause to consider how much better this is than going virtual during the pandemic. Don’t get me wrong, there are benefits to learning virtually, and I can learn from both virtual and in-person classes, but there is something different about an in-person conference.

Quick Hits - September 13, 2023

12 September 2023

Quick Hits - September 13, 2023

Author: ASE Staff

Federal Contractors be aware, new CSAL list is out: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published the latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for supply & service contractors, which is comprised of 1,000 federal contractors and subcontractors. 

Categories: EverythingPeople
The Power of Agreeableness

5 September 2023

The Power of Agreeableness

Author: Mary E. Corrado

According to a recent study, employees who exhibit high levels of agreeableness are gaining more appreciation from their colleagues and managers. Shockingly, in past studies, agreeableness did not affect teamwork or organizational success in the workplace, but today, it does.

Categories: Blog
U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Proposed FLSA Salary Level Test

5 September 2023

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Proposed FLSA Salary Level Test

Author: Michael Burns

As reported last week, on August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it is proposing a revised rule that will increase its Salary Level Test by revising part of the Exemption Tests in its regulations. To be classified as an exempt employee under the DOL regulations, the job must meet three tests as outlined by the FLSA regulations:

Understanding the Distinction: Pay Equity vs. Pay Fairness

5 September 2023

Understanding the Distinction: Pay Equity vs. Pay Fairness

Author: Kevin Marrs

In a March report released by the Pew Research Center, it was revealed that in 2022, women in the United States typically earned 82 cents for each dollar earned by men in similar roles. This statistic remained stagnant when compared to the year 2002 when women earned 80 cents on the dollar. The slow pace of narrowing the gender pay gap in the 21st century stands in stark contrast to the considerable progress made in the preceding two decades. In 1982, women were earning a mere 65 cents for...
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