American Society of Employers - Linda Olejniczak
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...
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.

New Year! New Goals!

23 January 2024

New Year! New Goals!

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Happy New Year!  First quarter, new year, new you! The pressure is on to set resolutions, reset, and renew. So, where do you begin?

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2024 HR Trends – Recruiting Takes the Number One Spot

9 January 2024

2024 HR Trends – Recruiting Takes the Number One Spot

Author: Linda Olejniczak

As organizations embark on 2024, they face a landscape of economic uncertainty, prompting the need for strategic foresight. In response to this challenge, ASE partner, McLean & Company, a renowned HR research and advisory firm, has released its annual HR Trends Report 2024.

Contacting Employees on Leave

19 December 2023

Contacting Employees on Leave

Author: Linda Olejniczak

What are the rules for contacting employees on leave? When and how should you communicate with them? There are no legal requirements to keep in touch with workers while they’re out on leave. However, there are good business reasons to not let your employees think that you have forgotten about them. To maintain a good relationship with workers on leave, a manager or HR person can keep in touch on a regular basis, but not so often that it seems intrusive.

Navigating the Employee Retention Credit: A Guide to Claiming Relief in 2023

5 December 2023

Navigating the Employee Retention Credit: A Guide to Claiming Relief in 2023

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has emerged as a crucial lifeline for businesses grappling with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. As deadlines loom on the horizon, it becomes imperative for businesses to grasp the intricacies of the ERC, ensuring a correct and timely claim.

Davis-Bacon Rule Update

21 November 2023

Davis-Bacon Rule Update

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has ushered in significant changes to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) standards. This final rule, effective October 23, 2023, comprised of hundreds of pages, is poised to impact over one million construction workers. Alongside the comprehensive revisions, the DOL has released a set of Frequently Asked Questions to guide stakeholders through the intricacies of the updated regulations.
Are Remote Employees Eligible for FMLA?

7 November 2023

Are Remote Employees Eligible for FMLA?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In short, yes, employees who telework are eligible for Family Medical Leave Act/ FMLA leave on the same basis as employees who report to any other worksite to perform their job.  An employee who has worked for an employer for at least 12 months, has at least 1,250 hours of service for the employer during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave, and works at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within 75 miles is eligible for FMLA leave.

Benefits of a Paperless Onboarding

24 October 2023

Benefits of a Paperless Onboarding

Author: Linda Olejniczak

HR professionals are continually seeking ways to cut expenses, enhance operational efficiency, and uphold productivity. When it comes to onboarding procedures, the transition to a paperless approach emerges as a strategic way to realize these objectives. Below, we examine the advantages of paperless onboarding.

The Vital Role of a Hearing Conservation Program

10 October 2023

The Vital Role of a Hearing Conservation Program

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Michigan, with its bustling automotive, manufacturing, and construction sectors, has a significant portion of its workforce exposed to high noise levels. A Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) is a crucial tool for employers to protect their workforce from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and ensure a safe, productive work environment.

Manufacturing Day is October 6, 2023

26 September 2023

Manufacturing Day is October 6, 2023

Author: Linda Olejniczak

What is manufacturing day? It is a national day where high school students can learn about modern-day manufacturing, career options, and more. Students can visit a local facility and envision their future careers. They can connect current classroom learning to on-the-job skills. Careers in manufacturing today are much different than years ago. Today, the manufacturing industry utilizes technology to create and build the latest and greatest products. 

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.

Selecting a Benefits Provider – What to Ask

29 August 2023

Selecting a Benefits Provider – What to Ask

Author: Linda Olejniczak

When interviewing a benefits broker, it’s essential to ask the right questions to ensure that they can meet your company’s specific needs and provide the best benefits package for your employees.  Start with the basic questions:

Navigating the Path to Wellness with AI

15 August 2023

Navigating the Path to Wellness with AI

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Employer-sponsored mental health benefits are no longer a nice-to-have — they are a necessity. In a recent playbook published by HR Drive, an estimated 90% of organizations have invested in wellness tools such as meditation apps and employee assistance programs (EAP). But these well-being initiatives are not having the impact they should — the number of employees that are still silently struggling is staggering. Rather than seeking support, they take vacation, use sick leave...
Staying Compliant: The Importance of Employers Keeping Up to Date with the ADA in 2023

1 August 2023

Staying Compliant: The Importance of Employers Keeping Up to Date with the ADA in 2023

Author: Linda Olejniczak

It is crucial for employers to remain vigilant and up to date on the ADA's provisions to ensure they provide equal opportunities and accommodations for their employees. By understanding the ADA's requirements, employers can avoid unintentional discrimination and ensure that they provide reasonable accommodations to individuals enabling them to fully participate in the workforce. Failure to comply with the ADA can lead to costly and time-consuming litigation.
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