Survey Identifies the Impact of Employee Financial Stress on the Workplace

1 December 2020

Survey Identifies the Impact of Employee Financial Stress on the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

As companies make their employee benefit decisions for the new year, HR leaders and benefit brokers are focused on the new realities of the ongoing pandemic and its effect on the workplace. Purchasing Power®, a voluntary benefit company, HR professionals and benefit brokers to assess the impact that both COVID-19 and financial stress is having on workforces.

Practice Gratitude – It Will Improve Your Health

24 November 2020

Practice Gratitude – It Will Improve Your Health

Author: Heather Nezich

Listing the things we’ve missed out on in 2020 is easy, but what about the things we are thankful for?  Even during challenging times, it’s important to reflect upon the things in your life that you are thankful for.

Michigan employers appear slightly more optimistic about future economic conditions than the nation overall,  according to Employer Associations of America’s 2021 National Business Trends Survey.

24 November 2020

Michigan employers appear slightly more optimistic about future economic conditions than the nation overall, according to Employer Associations of America’s 2021 National Business Trends Survey.

Author: Heather Nezich

(TROY, MI, November 24, 2020) – In the just released 2021 National Business Trends Survey from the Employer Associations of America (EAA), 44% of executives expect the overall outlook for the 2021 economy to be improving. This annual survey shares information on what executives nationally are doing to address the changing business climate. Survey responses also reflect the impact COVID-19 has had on this year’s business trends.
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Low Budget and Remote?  Employee Appreciation Efforts are Still Possible

17 November 2020

Low Budget and Remote? Employee Appreciation Efforts are Still Possible

Author: Heather Nezich

Many organizations have had to tighten their budgets due to the pandemic.  Employees understand this, but it’s still nice to feel appreciated, and employees have become accustomed to employers expressing that appreciation at year-end.  It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to show your employees you appreciate them.

Toxic Workplace Behavior Didn’t Disappear with Remote Work; It Moved Online

10 November 2020

Toxic Workplace Behavior Didn’t Disappear with Remote Work; It Moved Online

Author: Heather Nezich

When workers went remote back in March, corporate culture went with them. And if that culture was toxic, it’s likely still toxic. The toxic environment formerly housed in cubicles and offices, has now moved into workers’ homes.

Number of People Reporting Anxiety and Depression Nationwide Since Start of Pandemic Hits All-Time High

3 November 2020

Number of People Reporting Anxiety and Depression Nationwide Since Start of Pandemic Hits All-Time High

Author: Heather Nezich

Mental Health America (MHA) recently released data from its online screening tool showing that the number of people reporting signs of anxiety and depression since the start of the pandemic hit an all-time high in September. The new data accompanies the release of the annual State of Mental Health in America report, showing that nationwide, 19% (47.1 million) of people in the U.S. are living with a mental health condition, a 1.5 million increase over last year’s report.

ASE presents HR Comply – a 2-day virtual event covering employment law in the COVID era, AA, EEO, and Diversity

29 October 2020

ASE presents HR Comply – a 2-day virtual event covering employment law in the COVID era, AA, EEO, and Diversity

Author: Heather Nezich

Livonia, Mich. ---October 28, 2020 --- ASE is excited to bring our Employment Law Conference and AA/EEO & Diversity Conference together into one great legal compliance event. This two-day conference, December 2-3, 2020, will bring the best employment and labor law attorneys together with EEOC and OFCCP officials and AA/EEO/Diversity experts.

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Training Makes Deskless Workers Feel Connected and Secure in Their Jobs

27 October 2020

Training Makes Deskless Workers Feel Connected and Secure in Their Jobs

Author: Heather Nezich

Deskless workers, also known as frontline workers, are people who don’t do their jobs from behind a desk. Unlike people who work in traditional office settings, deskless employees are on their feet or on the move throughout their workday. Deskless workers make up 80% of the global workforce, and yet research has focused largely on their employers, until now. A new TalentCards report, The State of Deskless Workforce Training, shines a spotlight on these deskless workers and the state of...
Quick Hits - October 28, 2020

27 October 2020

Quick Hits - October 28, 2020

Author: Heather Nezich

Family health premiums average over $21,000 in 2020:  Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 4% to average $21,342 in 2020, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). 
Do You know What Employees Expect from Their Employer?  It’s Changed.

20 October 2020

Do You know What Employees Expect from Their Employer? It’s Changed.

Author: Heather Nezich

Employees are prioritizing their safety, security, and personal values over money and titles according to the results of the Worker Value Survey, conducted by WorldatWork. The study of more than 5,400 working professionals uncovered significant workplace shifts and reflects the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and social issues.

Study Shows That Managers are Carrying the Weight of the Pandemic

13 October 2020

Study Shows That Managers are Carrying the Weight of the Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study, Workplaces in Crisis: Employee Care Still Missing the Mark, was recently released by an employee experience software company, Limeade. The study revisits the Limeade 2020 Employee Care Report from March, comparing results from before the pandemic with today. The findings reveal how COVID-19 has impacted employee burnout, emotional health, overall well-being, and engagement – and how both managers and companies are falling short on showing employees they authentically care.
Working Parents Fear Job Loss During Pandemic

6 October 2020

Working Parents Fear Job Loss During Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

More than half of working parents fear being a parent is a strike against them in the workplace during COVID-19. According to the new Catalyst-CNBC survey, The Impact of COVID-19 on Working Parents, nearly 40% of working parents say that their employer does not have enough benefits for parents to support blended or virtual learning amidst the uncertainty of students of all ages returning to school.

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Employers Are Bracing for a Mental Health Crisis

29 September 2020

Employers Are Bracing for a Mental Health Crisis

Author: Heather Nezich

Mental health, modified school schedules, and more leave requests are some of employers' biggest challenges heading into the Fall. Many companies have made accommodations to make their business and their employees more resilient for what's ahead, according to new research from employee benefits provider Unum.

Survey Finds 51% Have Been More Productive Working from Home During COVID-19

22 September 2020

Survey Finds 51% Have Been More Productive Working from Home During COVID-19

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a FlexJobs survey of approximately 4,000 people who have been working remotely during the pandemic, 51% report they have been much more productive working from home than they were in the traditional office. 44% said their productivity was about the same, and only 5% say they have been less productive in their home office.

ASE Releases 2020 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey Findings – COVID-19 Shows Mild Impact on Health Plan Design

21 September 2020

ASE Releases 2020 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey Findings – COVID-19 Shows Mild Impact on Health Plan Design

Author: Heather Nezich

Livonia, Mich.  September 21, 2020 --- American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2020 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey.  The annual survey, covering Michigan employers, examines the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays of employer-sponsored health plans as well as wellness benefits and cost control strategies.

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