25

Feb

2020

If Coronavirus is Declared a Pandemic, What Do You Need to Know?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Currently, the Coronavirus is slowing down in China but is seeing increasingly greater spreading to other parts of the world.  As of Monday, Chinese official figures released showed there had been 409 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus and 150 new deaths from the outbreak in China, bringing the total confirmed cases to 77,150, with a cumulative death toll of 2,592.

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

Four Michigan Cities Top the 2020 Biggest Bed Bug Locations – Have They Hitched a Ride to Your Workplace?

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

According to the CDC, while most of the time bedbugs typically live within eight feet of where people sleep, they can infest areas that don’t have any sleeping areas.  They can be found in movie theaters, libraries, and yes, even found at work. Over the last several years bedbug infestations have been on the rise, and employers should take note.  While the reasons for this rise are unknown, the EPA believes that increased travel, resistance to pesticides, ineffective pest...

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

What Employers Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.   There have been at least 2,700 cases confirmed, primarily in China, and over 100 reported deaths.  12 countries have reported the Coronavirus (including the U.S., Germany, and Japan) with five positive cases and over 100 being tested in the U.S. ...

21

Jan

2020

Employers Should Be Prepared for a Tough Flu Season

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

This year’s flu season is predicted to be one of the worst in decades.  Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, told CNN that it could be as bad as the 2017-18 season, which the CDC says was the deadliest in four decades.  Flu activity has been elevated since the start of November and is only expected to continue climbing. Newly released data from the CDC estimates that so far this season, at least 6.4 million...

12

Nov

2019

Suicide Awareness – Workplace Strategies for Employers

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

According to federal data, suicide rates in the United States have recently hit their highest rate since World War II.  There has been a 33% increase just since 1999.  High rates of stress, pressures, isolation factors of social media use, and opioid abuse are some of the larger contributing factors. 

17

Sep

2019

Vaping Deaths and E-Cigarette Use in the Workplace

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

According to the CDC, as of September 16, 2019, six people have died from vaping-related lung illnesses, and the number of possible cases has grown to 450.  In Michigan, six individuals have been hospitalized according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  All patients had vaped within days or weeks of getting sick, and many had used e-cigarettes with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  While the CDC continues to investigate these illnesses and deaths, they advise...

3

Sep

2019

Do Wellness Programs Pay Off?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

According to some studies the answer is no.  A recent Harvard study found that wellness programs yield unimpressive results—yet over 80% of large organizations offer them.  Why the poor results? 

20

Aug

2019

Michigan’s New Marijuana Law Does Not Protect Being Under the Influence at Work, But Other Legal Protections May Apply

Author: Michael Burns

ASE is monitoring both Michigan law and employer policy and practices in response to the legalization of marijuana in this state. Though Michigan has joined a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana use, employers do not have to change their policies against the use of marijuana if they are satisfied with how their policies and practices are working.

13

Aug

2019

Employee Burnout – An Occupational Phenomenon

Author: Heather Nezich

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), while employee burnout is not yet considered a medical condition, it is an “occupational phenomenon” and a diagnosable condition.

 

6

Aug

2019

Workplace Safety Can Worsen Under Bullying Bosses

Author: Heather Nezich

A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses can negatively impact workplace safety. Bosses’ behaviors can strengthen or weaken employees’ sense of belonging to the work group by supporting or undermining their status within the group, potentially setting into motion certain consequences.

9

Jul

2019

Digital Addiction in the Workplace

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

Technology over the past decade has found its way into practically every part of our daily lives.  It has transformed how we communicate, the way we interact through social media, the access we have to information, how we shop, and how we conduct business – just to name a few examples.  You look around anywhere these days, and people are staring at their electronic devices, and many feel helpless without them.  As a result of this heavy dependence on technology, it should...

18

Jun

2019

What Does a “Dilute” Drug Test Result Mean?

Author: Susan Chance

Some drug test results return as “dilute.” While a result of “positive dilute” is a positive result, a test that shows “negative dilute” does not necessarily mean the test is negative.

28

May

2019

ASE Reasonable Suspicion Training Provides Supervisors and HR Professionals Information to Address Potential Drug Use on Site

Author: Michael Burns

In response to Michigan becoming only the tenth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, ASE is now sponsoring a class to train supervisors, managers, HR professionals, and others to address reasonable suspicion behavior. Despite marijuana use being legalized in Michigan, employers have control to prohibit an employee from being under the influence of marijuana, just like alcohol, at work.

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