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The Value of Reskilling Your Talent

22 June 2021

The Value of Reskilling Your Talent

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Developing a strategy for reskilling allows organizations to retrain current employees to take on new roles. This can keep your company viable during times of change – without the additional time and expense of hiring brand-new employees.
How to Develop a Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

22 June 2021

How to Develop a Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Author: Heather Nezich

Only approximately half of the U.S. working age, vaccine-eligible population has now been vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracking data. New CDC guidelines allow the fully vaccinated to unmask, except were applicable law or private businesses and workplaces say otherwise.  And the new Michigan rules now allow everyone to unmask, with the exception of healthcare workers.

MIOSHA Releases Updated Workplace COVID-19 Emergency Rule Revision. Catches Up to OSHA, CDC, and MDHHS.

22 June 2021

MIOSHA Releases Updated Workplace COVID-19 Emergency Rule Revision. Catches Up to OSHA, CDC, and MDHHS.

Author: Michael Burns

June 22, MIOSHA published new emergency rules superseding its May 24th emergency rule revisions. ASE has received many calls asking if the rescission of masking and social distancing rules by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MHDDS) also meant the workplace rules were rescinded. Up until yesterday, ASE had explained that MIOSHA had not issued any updated direction, and therefore, MIOSHA’s May 24th workplace COVID-19 rules were still in effect for Michigan employers....
The Candidate Experience – Is Yours Exceptional?

22 June 2021

The Candidate Experience – Is Yours Exceptional?

Author: Sheila Hoover

Consumer experiences define and shape our economy. Consumers are more likely to make additional purchases, refer friends, and remain loyal to a brand when they have an exceptional experience — while a negative experience can wreak havoc on a brand. 
How to Get Women to Reenter the Workforce

22 June 2021

How to Get Women to Reenter the Workforce

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Women have borne the brunt of the adverse impact of the pandemic.  It has been estimated that more than three million women have left the workforce.  According to a survey by TopResume, 69% of working mothers plan to remain out of work to care for their children.  Of the mothers who left the workforce during COVID, 70% said they voluntarily left to accommodate their children, and 30% said they were laid off. “The pandemic continues to wreak havoc on people's careers, but...
Quick Hits - June 23, 2021

22 June 2021

Quick Hits - June 23, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Starting July 1, Michigan background checks may take longer: The state of Michigan has issued a rulemaking that requires redaction of date of birth (DOB) from public records effective July 1, 2021.  There appears to be a misunderstanding of the rule language.  
ASE’s 2021 Michigan Compensation Survey Shows Employers Remain Conservative

15 June 2021

ASE’s 2021 Michigan Compensation Survey Shows Employers Remain Conservative

Author: Jason Rowe

The impact of the pandemic, and its resulting recession, created many challenges for employers.  While compliance and safety may have taken center stage, employee rewards and wages were also affected by COVID-19.  Data from the most recent ASE compensation survey shows that overall wage growth in Michigan, based on a matched sample of companies (referred to as a constant sample), was just 2.1%.
OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Safety ETS and General Industry Guidance

15 June 2021

OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Safety ETS and General Industry Guidance

Author: Michael Burns

Last Thursday the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published two directives addressing COVID-19 workplace safety. The formal regulatory standard called the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) covers health care workers. These apply to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, emergency responders, home health care workers, and employees that do ambulatory care. The ETS rules for these categories of covered jobs are workplace requirements.
The Post Pandemic Workplace: Remote Employees and Requirements

15 June 2021

The Post Pandemic Workplace: Remote Employees and Requirements

Author: Anthony Kaylin

As we begin to pass by the pandemic and bring back workers to the physical workplace, a host of issues has to be reviewed by HR with the new workplace.  In some cases, employers are having a hybrid approach to working.  In other cases, employers are allowing for 100% remote work.  Finally, other employers are requiring 100% return to the office.  And in today’s world, if the job can be remote, recruitment could be expanded outside the normal recruiting area, possibly...
Are You Resting Effectively?

15 June 2021

Are You Resting Effectively?

Author: Heather Nezich

Are you eternally tired – feeling exhausted all the time?  Fatigue and mental exhaustion are one of the main causes of a lack of ambition and productivity.  It’s important to learn how to relax both your body and your mind in order to be the best you can be both at home and work.

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Quick Hits - June 16, 2021

15 June 2021

Quick Hits - June 16, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Congress may step in with incentives for hiring:  With millions of Americans still out of work and job openings at a record high, policy makers are dealing with an unexpected problem: How to coax people back into the labor force.  
Re-entering Society and the Workplace – Lessons from NASA

8 June 2021

Re-entering Society and the Workplace – Lessons from NASA

Author: Heather Nezich

We’ve all lived like astronauts for the past year and a half – we’ve been physically isolated from family and friends, our home was also our workplace, and we were surrounded by an unsafe environment (COVID-19). Astronauts train for this, we have not.

HR’s Priority the Next Four Years:  Compliance

8 June 2021

HR’s Priority the Next Four Years: Compliance

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The Biden administration has released their proposed budget, and there is a big boost of spending for the Department of Labor’s worker protection agencies.  Although the labor market will be tight, and HR focus on talent may overtake any other initiatives, compliance cannot be an afterthought for HR.  Further, recent appointments to the worker protection agencies, including National Labor Relations Board, reinforce the need for HR to ensure proper attention and resources are...
How to Create Return to Work Excitement

8 June 2021

How to Create Return to Work Excitement

Author: Linda Olejniczak

A successful return to work plan is based on trust, mutual understanding, and of course, providing an environment that appeals to your workforce. How do you create excitement around returning to work when a majority of your staff may want to remain remote?

Marijuana – Should Employers Still Test for It?

8 June 2021

Marijuana – Should Employers Still Test for It?

Author: Susan Chance

Even though 56% of Michigan voters approved the recreational use of marijuana on November 6, 2018, and it became legal on December 6, 2018, it seems that it is only recently that more and more employers are rethinking their drug screening policies. This is in large part due to the problem of finding employees, and especially in finding employees who will not test positive for the substance.
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