25

Feb

2020

Is Home the New Office?

Author: Heather Nezich

Staying at home may be the best way to get the most done at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey of professionals regarding working virtually.

25

Feb

2020

A New Gig: New Laws Surrounding This Workforce

Author: Anonym

In the 2018 article, The Gig Economy-Is Employment in the U.S. Changing?, we discussed the details of a trending form of employment that was sweeping the U.S. workforce. The article described a study by Intuit predicting that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors.

18

Feb

2020

Shadow Boards – A Fresh Perspective

Author: Heather Nezich

Shadow boards are a new concept where organizations put together a group of non-executive employees that work with senior management on strategic initiatives.  They help organizations solve two problems – disengaged younger workers and keeping up with changing market conditions.

11

Feb

2020

Are You Ready for HR Disruption?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

From technology to employee and applicant expectation, HR is never going to be the same.  And depending on the administrations, additional costs and burdens will have to be accounted for, while working with a much smaller staff and budget.  An election is coming up again-2016 déjà vu it seems. Technology is moving so fast, and budgets cannot keep up.

4

Feb

2020

Super Monday – The Impact of Unplanned Absenteeism

Author: Anonym

Whether your team won or lost on Sunday, Super Bowl LIV may seem to be a distant memory; however,  a recent survey conducted by Workforce Institute at Kronos indicates that effects of Super Bowl Sunday are not memories, but rather an event that can wreak havoc for your company for quite some time. Monday, February 3rd, was the largest-ever anticipated day of Super Bowl-related absenteeism since 2005.

21

Jan

2020

McLean & Company Releases 2020 HR Trends Report

Author: Kevin Marrs

ASE’s partner, McLean & Company, has released the ASE edition of its 2020 HR Trends Report.  This report highlights ways traditional HR practices and assumptions are being challenged as we transition into this new decade.

10

Dec

2019

Engaging Remote Workers in Meetings

Author: Anthony Kaylin

For remote workers, meeting engagement can be a challenge.  If the meetings are mixed live and virtual, it may be difficult for the remote worker to participate or identify the signs of the atmosphere of the meeting, even if a video feed is used by the entire audience. 

10

Dec

2019

Should the Office Secret Santa be Banned? 1/3 of Millennials Say Yes

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

According to a recent UK study from Jobsite, 35% of Millennials would like for the annual office Secret Santa gift exchange to be banned.  One of the many reasons Millennials provided for feeling this way is the pressure of the holiday tradition and the anxiety that it triggers.  Some of the issues they face include:

26

Nov

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?

26

Nov

2019

The Risks of Co-Working Spaces

Author: Anthony Kaylin

WeWork and other office share places are growing exponentially.  WeWork in many cities is becoming the number one tenant in many office buildings.   These services provide everything from headquarter space, office suites, private offices, and shared office spaces.  Generally, these services provide fast internet, full office access (e.g. printers, etc.), refreshments (including alcoholic refreshments), lunch and learns, and more. 

19

Nov

2019

Still More Electronic Device Security Concerns

Author: Michael Burns

ASE regularly reports on electronic communications policy concerns and developments so our members can maintain their best policy and practices as well as make adjustments to their policies when necessary.

19

Nov

2019

Coworking Spaces Help Local U.S. Economies

Author: Heather Nezich

Coworking spaces used to be only found in large metropolitan areas.  But today they are found in smaller, suburban communities as flexible work continues to become the norm.  The increasing migration of flexible office space and coworking locations to areas outside of major metropolitan cities is creating a 'flex economy' that could contribute more than $127 billion to U.S. local communities in the next decade, according to the first comprehensive socio-economic study of suburban...

12

Nov

2019

The 15 Most Exaggerated Job Titles of 2019

Author: Heather Nezich

Last week we wrote about the importance of having clear job titles to reduce gender bias.  On a similar note, Fitsmallbusiness.com recently released a list of the 15 most inflated titles of 2019, which, if anything, is worth the laugh:

29

Oct

2019

Should You Use Pay Advance Apps?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Financial wellness is a major issue for today’s employees.  According to Gallup, financial wellness is "effectively managing your economic life." This simple concept encompasses many factors, including:  spending within one's means, being financially prepared for emergencies, having access to the information and tools necessary to make good financial decisions, and having a plan for the future. Overall, it’s all about financial security, which all employees regardless of...

22

Oct

2019

Are Dress Codes Necessary?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Likely yes, but the question is to what extent should it control the clothes worn to work.  A new study by Randstad said 33% of employees responding would not only leave their job if they were required to follow a conservative dress code, but they would also forgo a $5,000 salary bump to be able to dress casually. 

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