American Society of Employers - Jason Rowe
Remote Work is Here to Stay – How to Develop a Strategy for Long-Term Success

11 May 2021

Remote Work is Here to Stay – How to Develop a Strategy for Long-Term Success

Author: Jason Rowe

In ASE’s latest COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, over 52% of Michigan employers report that some staff will work remotely on a regular full-time basis after the pandemic, if their job allows it. Nationally, more than 80% of employers describe that their organizations’ shift to remote work during the pandemic has been successful, and nearly 40% have reported an increase in productivity, according to a recent Pearl Meyer survey.

Supporting Your Employees in the New Normal

30 March 2021

Supporting Your Employees in the New Normal

Author: Jason Rowe

Its official. We have survived one year of a global pandemic. While the world tries to navigate this new normal, both at home and in the workplace, employers are faced with an ongoing challenge: How to support employees in an ever-changing business environment. In 2021, compensation and flexibility will be a large part of that support.

Employee Wellbeing a Top Priority for Businesses

16 February 2021

Employee Wellbeing a Top Priority for Businesses

Author: Jason Rowe

Corporate wellness, while always an important part of the workplace experience, has recently become crucial to maintaining high employee morale. Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more employees are counting on wellness programs to help them cope with the everyday stresses that life offers, and, in turn, more and more organizations are stepping up to the plate.

2021 Compensation Surveys are Launching - Your Data is Appreciated!

5 January 2021

2021 Compensation Surveys are Launching - Your Data is Appreciated!

Author: Jason Rowe

Since 1952, ASE has been committed to providing the highest level of quality surveys to our members, allowing them to attract and retain valuable employees. Maintaining that quality largely depends on achieving robust levels of survey participation by ASE members. With high participation levels, we are able to create a far more substantial database that will allow for a more powerful analysis of the data. This means more meaningful breakouts by industry sector and size categories, leading to...
Celebrate the End of the Year by Recognizing Your Employees’ Achievements

10 November 2020

Celebrate the End of the Year by Recognizing Your Employees’ Achievements

Author: Jason Rowe

Workplace holiday parties may seem impossible this year, but they are more important than ever before. The pandemic has upset nearly all aspects of our lives, which is why we need to connect with each other and celebrate what we were able to accomplish together.

2020 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey Results Released

29 September 2020

2020 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey Results Released

Author: Jason Rowe

Organizations across the country have been forced to quickly adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, and insurance benefits are one area to see significant modifications. The ASE 2020 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey details these changes by examining premiums, deductibles, and co-pays of employer-sponsored health plans among 174 Michigan employers. Wellness benefits and cost control strategies are also benchmarked.

Don’t Write Off Salary Adjustments Yet!

18 August 2020

Don’t Write Off Salary Adjustments Yet!

Author: Jason Rowe

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused many uncertainties in the workplace, and salary budgets are an especially crucial area of concern for many organizations. ASE’s recently released 2020/2021 Salary Budget Survey reveals how employers are responding to this ever-changing market.

10 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged

16 June 2020

10 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged

Author: Jason Rowe

Restrictions have started to lift, and employers have begun the process of reopening their offices and recalling employees from their home offices. But for those employees that remain remote, here are 10 ways to keep them engaged.

There’s No Place Like Home

14 April 2020

There’s No Place Like Home

Author: Jason Rowe

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the state’s stay-at-home order on April 9th to last until the end of the month. For many, this extension means another two weeks of juggling work, homeschooling, and life’s routine tasks – especially when spouses or children are involved.

Categories: EverythingPeople
Fringe Benefits are Changing Faster than Ever

11 February 2020

Fringe Benefits are Changing Faster than Ever

Author: Jason Rowe

With today’s tight labor market, employers are turning over any stone they come across to find the next benefit program that allows them to attract and retain employees. Remote working and flexible work environments do not have the same enticing properties that they did even a few short years ago since these programs are now becoming an expected benefit by many employees rather than a perk.

26 November 2019

Is a Four-day Workweek Right for Your Organization?

Author: Jason Rowe

With the unemployment rate at a record low, employers are looking for new ways to stand out. Employee well-being is at the top of the list. According to ASE’s Workplace Flexibility Survey, it is not uncommon for organizations to offer flexible hours (83%) or telecommuting (62%) options to their staff, but only 23% of Michigan employers offer compressed workweeks. Could this be changing soon?

24 September 2019

2019 Severance Pay, Policy, and Practices Survey Results Released

Author: Jason Rowe

Michigan employers are offering severance benefits to more employees at all levels. ASE’s recently released 2019 Severance Pay, Policy, and Practices Survey reports increased eligibility in benefit offerings to all employee groups.  Employees in technician roles saw the largest increase in their eligibility for severance benefits at 11%.

23 July 2019

2019 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey Results Released

Author: Jason Rowe

How does your organization’s healthcare benefits compare to other Michigan employers? Find out with ASE’s recently released 2019 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey. The annual survey examines the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays of employer-sponsored health plans as well as wellness benefits and cost control strategies.

21 May 2019

Workplaces’ Biggest Distractions

Author: Jason Rowe

More than half of Gen Z (55%) and Millennials (56%) say they want open offices, despite the associated distractions, according to a new study from Future Workplace commissioned by unified communications company Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT). The findings highlight how the four generations at work today think about their workplace environments, including what drives productivity, how they function in the office, and how they handle distraction.

19 March 2019

Workplace Flexibility on the Rise

Author: Jason Rowe

Michigan employers see value in providing their employees flexible work arrangements, with two-thirds offering some form of the benefit. Over half of employers market their flexibility arrangements as an employee benefit to attract new talent, as is shown in ASE’s recently released Workplace Flexibility Survey.

Categories: Workforce Trends
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