American Society of Employers

17 October 2017

The Equifax Breach – Do Employers Need to Respond?

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

In early September 2017, Equifax, one of three major credit reporting agencies disclosed that personal and financial information for approximately 143 million U.S. consumers was comprised in a data breach.  The cybersecurity breach apparently began in May of 2017 and continued until it was detected on July 29, 2107.  According to Equifax, the breach compromised names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers.  In addition, credit card...

23 May 2017

AI in HR

Author: Heather Nezich

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the newest trends in HR and talent acquisition.  According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, more than 1 in 10 HR managers (13%) are seeing AI become a regular part of HR.  55% say they expect it to play a large role within the next five years.

23 August 2016

Is Your ATS System Weeding Out Qualified Candidates?

Author: Heather Nezich

While applicant tracking systems (ATS) no doubt help large employers keep track of many applicants, they also lack the human touch.  They don’t have the ability to read between the lines and see potential in candidates like a human can.  They can also make the application process too tedious for highly qualified, time-savvy applicants.  What can employers do to ensure they are getting the most out of their applicant tracking system?

12 July 2016

Select and Implement an HR Information System

Author: ASE Partner McLean & Company

In ASE’s HR Trends & Priorities for 2016 survey, HR Technology and Metrics & Analytics had below average effectiveness ratings out of the 30 areas included on the survey (N=119). As the central backbone of an HR technology ecosystem, a successful HRIS selection & launch is critically important to growing and developing a modern HR function.

2 October 2013

Attention Federal Contractors: New 503 and 4212 OFCCP Regs are out: What’s Next?

Author: Anonym

The final rules were promulgated on September 24, 2013 and become effective as of March 24, 2014.  These new rules establish a 7% utilization goal for individuals with disabilities (IWDs) (analyzed by job group except for facilities under 100 which can be done by facility) and an 8% hiring benchmark for veterans.  Contractors with an AAP in place on the Final Rule’s effective date may maintain that AAP until the end of their AAP year and delay their compliance with the AAP...

25 September 2013

Employers Beware - ICE May Be Coming to Visit You!

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

Think about the state of your I-9 forms—are you confident they are completed correctly and compliant? Now think about ICE knocking on your door and asking to audit your I-9s and compare them to your hiring records. Does either or both of these thoughts make you break out in a cold sweat?  Like most Human Resource Departments pressed for time and resources these days, doing a self audit of I-9 forms and hiring practices rarely makes it to the top of the daily to-do list.  But...

13 February 2013

How Efficient is Your HR Department?

Author: Anonym

Apparently when it comes to world-class HR organizations, size isn’t everything.  This is according to a new study from the Hackett Group, the global strategic business advisory and operations improvement consulting firm, which suggests that top performing HR organizations spend 27% less per employee and operate with 24% fewer staff.  The findings are based on HR metrics research from global 1000 companies compiled over the past two years.  Hackett defines...


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