24

Mar

2020

Keeping Employee Morale Up During the Pandemic Crisis

Author: Heather Nezich

With Governor Whitmer’s new executive order, any non-essential employees are now working remotely where possible.  Employees are experiencing great stress during this time.  As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our nation, it’s important for employers to find ways to boost morale.

18

Mar

2020

ASE Releases Employer COVID-19 Response Survey

Author: Heather Nezich

Livonia, Mich. ---March 18, 2020 --- ASE, Michigan’s largest employer association, released a survey today that tracked employer’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, launched on March13th, provides a comprehensive look at efforts and measures employers have taken or are considering in response to both human resource and business continuity concerns. 

17

Mar

2020

Companies Are Scurrying to Implement Virtual Work Policies

Author: Heather Nezich

Employers are taking quick action to keep their employees safe from COVID-19 (Coronoavirus). According to the March study of 1,097 adults, a third of respondents say their organizations have a plan in place they are confident about and 43% have a basic plan—even if it is "hastily assembled". Most plans center on remote work and travel restrictions. Specifically:

10

Mar

2020

On a Lighter Note for HR – March Madness!

Author: Heather Nezich

Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, due in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. This can also result in a downturn in employee productivity.

3

Mar

2020

How to Create a Strengths-Based Culture

Author: Heather Nezich

A strengths-based culture helps organizations attract top talent, bring out the best performance in every employee, and strengthens the organization’s ability to grow.  It can strongly differentiate one company from another.

25

Feb

2020

Is Home the New Office?

Author: Heather Nezich

Staying at home may be the best way to get the most done at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey of professionals regarding working virtually.

18

Feb

2020

Shadow Boards – A Fresh Perspective

Author: Heather Nezich

Shadow boards are a new concept where organizations put together a group of non-executive employees that work with senior management on strategic initiatives.  They help organizations solve two problems – disengaged younger workers and keeping up with changing market conditions.

11

Feb

2020

HR Professionals are Stressed Out

Author: Heather Nezich

McLean & Company’s 2020 HR Trends Report indicated that in their drive to support others, HR professionals too often neglect their own development and challenges. HR stress levels are increasing, and more varied and holistic HR development is required to keep pace with changing needs. Organizations that help HR professionals develop their skills and manage stress have more effective HR departments.

4

Feb

2020

Managing Diabetes in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Diabetes rates in the U.S. and around the world continue to rise, as are the related costs both for individuals with the condition and their employers.  Unplanned missed workdays, reduced productivity, plus the stress and fatigue associated with uncontrolled diabetes not only add up to billions of dollars per year but can also take a toll on morale.

28

Jan

2020

ASE releases 2020 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey

Author: Heather Nezich

Livonia, Mich. ---January 28, 2020 --- ASE, Michigan’s largest employer association, released the 2020 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey today. The annual survey provides a comprehensive look at the current state of wages and benefits provided to co-op students and recent college graduates.  The survey also presents employers a snapshot of the recruitment and retention trends associated with these new entrants to the workforce.

28

Jan

2020

Monster’s 2020 State of the Candidate Survey Shows Despite Unhappiness, Employees May Stay

Author: Heather Nezich

Many Americans are worried about the economy, and a growing number see it as a potential threat to their job security. This economic anxiety has created a sense of complacency, forcing many workers to remain in their current position despite dissatisfaction and even mental health risks.

28

Jan

2020

Quick Hits - January 29, 2020

Author: Heather Nezich

Is hiring slowing down? Job openings fell 10.8% in November from a year earlier to 6.8 million, the Labor Department said. That marked the sixth straight month of annual declines and was the steepest fall since December 2009,... 

23

Jan

2020

ASE’s Annual HR Conference will take place March 12 in Novi, MI. Conference geared towards creating a workplace of tomorrow.

Author: Heather Nezich

Livonia, Mich. ---January 23, 2020 --- ASE, Michigan’s largest employer association and the premier resource for HR excellence, will hold its 17th Annual HR Conference on March 12 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The event attracts more than 400 attendees and is the region’s most anticipated one-day Human Resources conference.

21

Jan

2020

Chief People Officers Must Prepare for Future

Author: Heather Nezich

Most chief people officers (CPOs) realize they need new skills to meet the demand of the 21st century role, but few are prepared, citing a lack of development and investment from the C-suite. This is according to a new study by HR People + Strategy (SHRM's Executive Network of business and thought leaders in human resources) and with Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.

14

Jan

2020

What HR Can Learn from Mr. Rogers

Author: Heather Nezich

Is it a beautiful day in your workplace neighborhood?  Mr. Rogers was known for teaching children acceptance, empathy, kindness, honesty, and so much more.  As HR professionals, these lessons can be applied to the workplace.

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