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Four-Day Workweeks – A Way to Stand Out in a Highly Competitive Market for Talent?

19 October 2021

Four-Day Workweeks – A Way to Stand Out in a Highly Competitive Market for Talent?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

It’s been termed “The Great Resignation.” Employees are leaving, and talent is harder than ever to find. It’s more important than ever to find new and innovative ways to be a competitive employer.

Categories: Blog
Should Unvaccinated but Previously Infected with COVID-19 Employees Be Exempt from Mandatory Vaccinations?

19 October 2021

Should Unvaccinated but Previously Infected with COVID-19 Employees Be Exempt from Mandatory Vaccinations?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

There is a growing argument that there should be three types of people considered under COVID-19 protocols:  unvaccinated, vaccinated, and previously infected.  This argument claims that because they were infected, they have the antibodies similar to vaccinations, and in certain studies, better protected than those who are vaccinated.

As We Watch for OSHA’s COVID Vaccine Mandate Guidance, Don’t Forget Applicable Wage and Hour Rules

19 October 2021

As We Watch for OSHA’s COVID Vaccine Mandate Guidance, Don’t Forget Applicable Wage and Hour Rules

Author: Michael Burns

As we wait for the OSHA guidance detailing how employers (over 100 in employment) can implement mandated vaccination for employees, employers need to keep in mind how they require vaccination and testing may impact proper pay for non-exempt employees.

The Great Resignation: Businesses May Lose 7 out of 10 Tech Employees Over the Next Year

19 October 2021

The Great Resignation: Businesses May Lose 7 out of 10 Tech Employees Over the Next Year

Author: Heather Nezich

TalentLMS, a leading learning management system backed by Epignosis and Workable, released a report which reveals that 72% of tech workers in the U.S. are thinking of quitting their job in the next 12 months. Top reasons include a lack of flexibility and lack of learning and development opportunities.

The Holidays Are Coming

19 October 2021

The Holidays Are Coming

Author: Sheila Hoover

The holidays are coming, yet Americans are quitting jobs at a record rate according to a recent Labor Department report.  “Quits jumped to 4.3 million in August, the highest on records dating back to December 2000, and up from 4 million in July.  That’s equivalent to nearly 3% of the workforce.  Hiring also slowed in August, the report showed, and the number of jobs available fell to 10.4 million, from a record high of 11.1 million the previous month.”
Quick Hits - October 20, 2021

19 October 2021

Quick Hits - October 20, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

OSHA ETS submitted to OIRA for review:  On October 12, 2021, OSHA submitted to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”) an emergency temporary standard requiring private employers with more than 100 employees to implement vaccine mandates or testing. 
Workers Rely on Employers to Make Them Feel Comfortable in Return to Work

12 October 2021

Workers Rely on Employers to Make Them Feel Comfortable in Return to Work

Author: Heather Nezich

A new Randstad USA survey found that workers have health and safety concerns around returning to work. The survey revealed three main findings:

Did Your Organization Leave Employee Development Behind During the Pandemic?

12 October 2021

Did Your Organization Leave Employee Development Behind During the Pandemic?

Author: Michael Burns

With the many interruptions and re-prioritizations being forced upon employers due to COVID-19 for the past 18 months or so, employee development has lagged in many organizations. Employers and employees have had to work through:

Update on HIPAA and COVID

12 October 2021

Update on HIPAA and COVID

Author: Anthony Kaylin

U.S. Department of Health & Human Service (HHS) issued additional guidance concerning how HIPAA rules intertwine with the COVID environment.  The guidance provides greater clarity to employers as to when HIPAA does and does not apply in various situations. The following is a rundown of the guidance.

Background Screening Trends

12 October 2021

Background Screening Trends

Author: Susan Chance

ASE is a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). Recently, the PBSA, along with the HR Research Institute, completed a research report, “Background Screening: Trends in the U.S. and abroad 2021.”  Of the responding employers with locations in the U.S., 95% stated that their company does some type of background screening, and 77% of those companies have a documented screening policy.

 

Categories: EverythingPeople
C-Suites in HR – What Are the 3 Most Hired Positions?

12 October 2021

C-Suites in HR – What Are the 3 Most Hired Positions?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In a recent LinkedIn review of over 100,000 U.S. hiring decisions involving people with “chief” in their job titles -- chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and chief finance officer remain the top three.  But it’s no surprise that chief diversity and inclusion officer saw the biggest gain of all hires at 111%, chief people officer came in as the 3rd most hired position at 61%, and chief talent officer at 36%. This ranking is a clear indicator of the shift...
Quick Hits - October 13, 2021

12 October 2021

Quick Hits - October 13, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Daylight Savings Time ends November 7: When clocks are turned back an hour in the early morning on November 7th, workers on the midnight shift at that time will actually work an extra hour. Assuming that these workers are nonexempt employees, meaning that they are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), they must be paid for all hours worked
Categories: Miscellaneous
ASE Announces the Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2021

7 October 2021

ASE Announces the Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2021

Author: Heather Nezich

ASE, one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is pleased to announce the honorees for its Michigan HR Executive of the Year for 2021.  Through a nomination process overseen by ASE, candidates are selected in four categories and recognized for their admirable work that distinguishes them in the field of Human Resource Management.  The 2021 winners are:

Categories: Press Releases
MMA and ASE Partner to Bring Training & Development Courses to MMA Members

6 October 2021

MMA and ASE Partner to Bring Training & Development Courses to MMA Members

Author: Heather Nezich

Troy, MI – October 6, 2021 – In an effort to solve the challenges many employers face with workforce development, ASE has partnered with the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) to offer MMA members access to ASE training & development courses.  This new partnership creates access to these important classes aimed at developing and enhancing employee skills.
Categories: Press Releases
Are Leaders Now Psychologists and Sociologists?

6 October 2021

Are Leaders Now Psychologists and Sociologists?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

The fields of psychology and sociology have always been of great interest to me, in fact, I double majored in them for my undergrad degree.  And over the past year and a half I’ve really noticed the importance of it, including within the workplace.  While leaders are not qualified to act as psychologists or sociologists, they must apply some of the disciplines' methods during this time, including showing empathy.

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