Just when we think we have Millennials figured out and have designed engagement and retention programs around them, in comes Generation Z. Is Generation Z really that different than Millennials?
According to ASE’s recently released Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter, Michigan employers have grown less optimistic about their future business outlook compared to data collected earlier this year. Specifically, the percentage of employers who anticipate improvements to future business conditions is at just 26% – its second lowest point since 2009.
President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) established by President Obama by executive order in 2012 has impact on employers. The program now covers 787,580 people who have been approved for the program, according to the latest government figures. To be eligible, applicants had to have arrived in the US before age 16 and have lived here since June 15, 2007. They could not have been older than 30 when the Department of Homeland...
Open enrollment season is rapidly approaching, and for many employers late summer and early fall is the time of year when benefit packages are reviewed for competitiveness. Fifth Third Bank has recently rolled out a new benefit specifically aimed at retaining employees that are new moms - a maternity concierge service.
ASE recently released the results of our 2017 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey. 48% of Michigan employers surveyed have either implemented or plan to implement telemedicine services in 2017. This is a rising trend in healthcare that encompasses two-way video, email, smartphones, and other technology to make a virtual diagnosis.
Just to be sure you caught what the title states – millennials are quitting jobs they LIKE. A new study by Qualtrics and Accel found that 74% of millennials who like their jobs plan to leave within the next three years. Why would anyone quit a job they actually enjoy and are happy at?
Over the last several years organizations, especially in Silicon Valley, compete with each other by offering expanded parental leave benefits or unlimited PTO policies as a way to attract and retain talent. Over the last several months the newest growing trend in leave benefits is offering expanded time off for bereavement.
With the racist rallies in Charlottesville resulting in a death and a multitude of injuries, the nation is taking a hard look at hate speech and those that express extreme or controversial views on issues of politics, race, gender, ethnicity, religion or any social or belief issues that polarize. This introspection is entering the workplace as employers ask whether they have to tolerate or even employ someone that holds and expresses extreme views – even if not communicated in the...
CareerBuilder recently published a study that sees 8.1 million new jobs being added to the U.S. between this year and 2022. This will be slightly offset due to projections that in the same time frame over 302,000 jobs will go away. This creates a net U.S. job growth of 5% over the next five years.
Companies can no longer compete for talent with traditional offerings and expect new hires to stay long term. In a 2016 iCIMS study, 400 U.S. full-time employees were surveyed to discover the factors that lead to job satisfaction as well as motivations for leaving an organization.
It sounds like something right out of a sci-fi movie, but a Wisconsin company is the first in the nation to implant microchips that use Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology under the skin of their employees. As of August 1, 2017, employees of the Wisconsin-based technology company, Three Square Market (also called 32M), can opt-in to have a chip the size of a grain of rice injected under their skin between their thumb and index finger.
Last month the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the results to its 2016 American Time Use Survey. It reported that in 2016 the percentage of employed people who did all or some of their work from home dropped slightly from 2015 to 22%.
Non-compete agreements are a common employer approach to protecting their business from customer poaching, losing business process secrets, and losing valuable employees. These agreements have always been somewhat controversial because they can be used to restrict employment opportunities.
According to data issued by Bloomberg BNA in its "HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis 2017" report the size of HR departments is growing. Their report, which includes benchmark data from nearly 700 HR professionals of U.S. employers, suggests that the median ratio of HR staff to total employee headcount is at an all-time high of 1.4 full-time equivalent HR employees for every 100 workers served by the HR department.
According to the Project: Time Off report, The State of the American Vacation 2017, it appears that Americans might finally be starting to use their vacation time. For years, vacation time usage has been on the decline in the U.S., but the 2017 report shows some optimistic results.