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Culture Fit vs Culture Add

30 November 2021

Culture Fit vs Culture Add

Author: Sheila Hoover

Raise your hands…how many of you have said hiring for culture fit is as important, or more important, than hiring for skillset?  We can train people on the skills needed to perform a specific job, but we cannot change who a person is.  But, have you thought that hiring for culture “fit” could cause an unconscious bias and result in a culture that ends up being discriminatory?  

The OSHA ETS Roller Coaster Ride

30 November 2021

The OSHA ETS Roller Coaster Ride

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Since the publication of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), it has been on a roller coaster ride through the courts. In the history of OSHA, there have been 10 ETS issued and six were challenged in court; only one survived the challenge.

  The question now is whether a second one will survive a court challenge.
Study Shows 74% of U.S. Hiring Managers Require Vaccination Status on Resumes

30 November 2021

Study Shows 74% of U.S. Hiring Managers Require Vaccination Status on Resumes

Author: Heather Nezich

Hiring managers want to know if candidates have been vaccinated against COVID-19, even when their companies do not require vaccination as a condition of employment. That's the central takeaway from a major new survey of 1,379 hiring managers published by career-development experts ResumeOK.

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.

Quick Hits - December 1, 2021

30 November 2021

Quick Hits - December 1, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Who is working in the workforce?  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) came out with a report as to the race and gender make-up of the U.S. workforce as of 2020.  By race, Whites made up the majority of the labor force (77%). 
Gratitude in the Workplace

23 November 2021

Gratitude in the Workplace

Author: Linda Olejniczak

There is always something to be grateful for.  Whether this time of year has you pondering gratitude or pumpkin pie, there is only one that is beneficial to your overall health and organization year-round.  Sorry, it is not the pie.

Great News for Background Checks

23 November 2021

Great News for Background Checks

Author: Susan Chance

Earlier in the year ASE shared information on the pending law that would redact dates of birth from court records. The law, that was to take effect July 1, 2021, was postponed until January 1, 2022. This change would have made it difficult, if not impossible, to conduct criminal record checks in the State of Michigan.

NLRB’s Changing View on Penalties and ETS Implementation on a Union Workforce

23 November 2021

NLRB’s Changing View on Penalties and ETS Implementation on a Union Workforce

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Jennifer Abruzzo, continues her strict interpretation on protecting employees from employers who may be violating their rights.  For example, although the NLRB does not have the authority to impose fines, penalties, or punitive damages on an employer, it does have significant remedial authority to provide "whole relief" to the charging party.  Abruzzo wants to extend the definition of “whole relief” to...
The Great Resignation May Lead to the Great Automation

23 November 2021

The Great Resignation May Lead to the Great Automation

Author: Michael Burns

This September, 4.4 million workers quit their jobs. The highest month of quits on record. You would have to be in a cave not to have heard about the general labor shortage employers have been dealing with.  I have not heard any ASE members state that they are not looking for workers in recent months, if not longer.

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.
Quick Hits - November 24, 2021

23 November 2021

Quick Hits - November 24, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

When explaining benefits, keep it simple:  No acronyms.  Like most industries, benefits lean on its own kind of language and lingo — one that’s packed with acronyms that can leave the average employer or employee scratching their heads.   
Should the U.S. Have Paid Family Leave?

16 November 2021

Should the U.S. Have Paid Family Leave?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

If the majority were to get their way, the answer would be yes.  Some states, such as California, have a form of paid family leave, but funding on a country-wide legislative mandate is still up in the air.  A number of issues arise from the length of family leave to the vehicle to provide payments to the breadth of family leave – all daunting issues.

Fifth Circuit Continues Stay Against OSHA Vaccine Mandate ETS

16 November 2021

Fifth Circuit Continues Stay Against OSHA Vaccine Mandate ETS

Author: Michael Burns

As briefly covered in last week’s EPTW, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay on November 6, 2021, in response to OHSA’s Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) outlining the vaccine mandate for employers with 100+ employees. This was a temporary stay pending review by the Court of legal briefs submitted by OSHA and the states challenging the federal vaccine mandate. On Friday, November 12, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order to continue its...
The Data Behind the Great Resignation

16 November 2021

The Data Behind the Great Resignation

Author: Kevin Marrs

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary.  This most recent report sheds some light on the great resignation and reveals what many have assumed.  Employee quit rates are at an all time high.  Specifically, the federal agency reported that 4.4 million people left their jobs in September, and the annual quit rate stands at 3% for the month, a series high.
Half of U.S. Workers Say Pandemic Triggered Change in Personal Priorities

16 November 2021

Half of U.S. Workers Say Pandemic Triggered Change in Personal Priorities

Author: Heather Nezich

More than half of the U.S. workforce is burnt out, with younger workers feeling the most strain, at 62%. As the workforce shortage continues and quit rates reach historic levels, more than one-third of the workforce plans to leave their job in the next 12 months. More than half of workers polled (51%) say the pandemic has triggered a re-evaluation of their personal priorities.  Is this what has led to the great resignation?
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