American Society of Employers
SHRM Study Confirms Value of Training Opportunities in Attracting Employees

23 August 2022

SHRM Study Confirms Value of Training Opportunities in Attracting Employees

Author: Heather Nezich

SHRM and TalentLMS recently released the 2022 Workplace Learning & Development Trends research report. More than 8 in 10 HR managers (83%) believe training is beneficial to attract talent, and 48% of employees agree that training opportunities were a factor in choosing their current company.

Proper Onboarding and Training is Key to Employee Retention

7 June 2022

Proper Onboarding and Training is Key to Employee Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

With historic quit rates and labor shortages affecting most industries, a new report released by Epignosis reveals how companies in construction, manufacturing, transportation, shipping, and energy are struggling to retain their deskless employees and find skilled workers to fill empty positions.

Tis the Season for Internships

17 May 2022

Tis the Season for Internships

Author: Linda Olejniczak

After a hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, internship programs are back and present an opportunity to select and develop future talent.  According to ASE’s 2022 Salaries for Co-Op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey, 88% of the 105 respondents maintain a formal internship program. 

Detroit at Work

22 March 2022

Detroit at Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Recently there have been several news outlets showcasing the $100 Million in scholarships available through the Detroit at Work programs. There are a variety of options available under the umbrella.  There are five scholarship programs designed to give Detroiters access to greater opportunity, better careers, and higher earning power. 

Companies Respond to the Great Resignation with Higher L&D Budgets

15 March 2022

Companies Respond to the Great Resignation with Higher L&D Budgets

Author: Heather Nezich

TalentLMS, a learning management system backed by Epignosis and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), released a report about the state of learning and development (L&D). Two years into the pandemic and with the Great Resignation in full swing, two surveys conducted among HR managers and employees in the U.S. reveal the ways companies are addressing the talent shortage, skills gaps, and the training roadblocks employees face.
Strategies for Effective Succession Planning

8 March 2022

Strategies for Effective Succession Planning

Author: Linda Olejniczak

2.5 million people retired during the pandemic and experts estimate that of those,1.5 million would not have retired had it not been for the pandemic. Were you ready for these resignations?  To compete in today’s marketplace, you need to build your leadership bench, invest in attracting top talent, and develop a culture of succession.

HR Professionals Need Ongoing Learning Too – Invest in Yourself!

1 March 2022

HR Professionals Need Ongoing Learning Too – Invest in Yourself!

Author: Heather Nezich

Although HR professionals tend to be highly educated, they must engage in continuous learning in order to maintain and update their capabilities. Most (95%) HR professionals have at least some college, and 39% have a master’s degree or higher. In addition, 61% have some type of certification in HR management.  Despite all this education, ongoing learning is still crucial.

Matthew Stafford’s Playbook and the Workplace

22 February 2022

Matthew Stafford’s Playbook and the Workplace

Author: Linda Olejniczak

For centuries the boss has been known to delegate tasks, lead meetings, make all the decisions, and has the final word on everything.  This type of culture can lead to high turnover, lack of innovation, and low productivity.  Some think it was the coaching style and ownership that led Matthew Stafford and the Rams to win the Super Bowl – something he could not do for 12 years with the Lions. 

How to Set Up First-Time Managers for Success

1 February 2022

How to Set Up First-Time Managers for Success

Author: Heather Nezich

Developing good leaders is imperative to the success of any organization. According to SHRM, 76% of employees say their manager creates the culture at work.  In addition, a study by Robert Half shows that 50% of employees have quit a job because of a bad manager.  In short, managers are important, and it’s a big burden to take on for those new to leadership.

Korn Ferry Study Identifies 10 Talent and Leadership Trends for 2022

30 November 2021

Korn Ferry Study Identifies 10 Talent and Leadership Trends for 2022

Author: Michael Burns

With the pandemic disrupting work culture to an unanticipated level, Korn Ferry surveyed employers around the globe. The study identified 10 human resource trends employers will confront that will impact how, when, and where work will be.

Employees Craving Talent Development – And Even Turning to Robots

23 November 2021

Employees Craving Talent Development – And Even Turning to Robots

Author: Heather Nezich

While robots are often seen negatively as they replace human jobs, some people are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, an HR research and advisory firm.
The Great Resignation: Businesses May Lose 7 out of 10 Tech Employees Over the Next Year

19 October 2021

The Great Resignation: Businesses May Lose 7 out of 10 Tech Employees Over the Next Year

Author: Heather Nezich

TalentLMS, a leading learning management system backed by Epignosis and Workable, released a report which reveals that 72% of tech workers in the U.S. are thinking of quitting their job in the next 12 months. Top reasons include a lack of flexibility and lack of learning and development opportunities.

Did Your Organization Leave Employee Development Behind During the Pandemic?

12 October 2021

Did Your Organization Leave Employee Development Behind During the Pandemic?

Author: Michael Burns

With the many interruptions and re-prioritizations being forced upon employers due to COVID-19 for the past 18 months or so, employee development has lagged in many organizations. Employers and employees have had to work through:

Michigan Going PRO Talent Funds – Include ASE’s Leadership Development Classes in Your Application

14 September 2021

Michigan Going PRO Talent Funds – Include ASE’s Leadership Development Classes in Your Application

Author: Michael Burns

Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity will award more than $30 million to employers for worker training and development. If your organization is pursuing 2022 funds to assist with short term training for both new and incumbent employees, applications are accepted September 20 – October 15, 2021.

Don’t Leave Employee Development Behind – Even If It Means Being Short on Staff

7 September 2021

Don’t Leave Employee Development Behind – Even If It Means Being Short on Staff

Author: Michael Burns

For several reasons employee development is currently being left behind. One reported reason is training and development expenses have been significantly cut back during COVID-19. In addition to that, ASE is also hearing that employers are limiting employee training because of the labor shortage and business demands.

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