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Inadequate Total Compensation is the Most Common Driver of Turnover

29 November 2022

Inadequate Total Compensation is the Most Common Driver of Turnover

Author: Heather Nezich

The SHRM Better Workplaces on a Budget Recommendations report reveals the top drivers of employee turnover and offers specific strategies for addressing each of them. Many of these recommendations can be implemented with little to no additional budget.

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing a Remote Work Policy

29 November 2022

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing a Remote Work Policy

Author: Michael Burns

Since the start of the COVID pandemic employers have changed the definition of work to include working away from the office and usually (not always) in an employee’s home. To accommodate a productive and legal work from home policy, HR Morning, an HR consulting firm, identifies five pitfalls to avoid when creating your policy.

Combatting Presenteeism At Work

29 November 2022

Combatting Presenteeism At Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Presenteeism is when employees come into work even when they have a justifiable reason to be absent, such as a physical or mental illness.  Absenteeism occurs when employees don't show up for work.  Presenteeism is largely an issue of workplace culture.  Take the right steps to combat presenteeism at your organization.

EEOC Guidelines on LGBTQ Struck Down by Court, Now What?

29 November 2022

EEOC Guidelines on LGBTQ Struck Down by Court, Now What?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ rights (Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia, No. 17-1618 (June 15, 2020)).  Before the decision, 21 states had their own laws prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and seven more provided that protection only to public employees. Michigan just recently added itself to the list.

Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2023

29 November 2022

Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2023

Author: Tom Jackson

Gartner surveyed more than 800 HR leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify their priorities and challenges for 2023. The largest share of respondents put “leader and manager effectiveness” on their list, but many HR leaders also prioritize organizational design and change management, employee experience, recruiting, and the future of work

Quick Hits - November 30, 2022

29 November 2022

Quick Hits - November 30, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Who’d expect religious discrimination raising its head: Kanye West (who now goes by Ye) and his latest headline-making commentary may be the most public example of the insidious nature of antisemitism — which could be more widespread in recruiting than assumed, data released Nov. 22 by ResumeBuilder shows.

A New Approach to ADA Accommodations

22 November 2022

A New Approach to ADA Accommodations

Author: Anthony Kaylin

A recent U.S. Federal 11th Circuit case upended the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance as to disability and accommodations.  Under the guidance, an employee merely has a functional rather than a medical definition of disability, and the determination of whether an individual has a disability doesn't necessarily hinge on the name or diagnosis of an impairment. Once an employer is on notice, they must engage in an interactive discussion concerning any...
After a Hiatus, Employers Are Once Again Celebrating the Holiday Season with Employees

22 November 2022

After a Hiatus, Employers Are Once Again Celebrating the Holiday Season with Employees

Author: Heather Nezich

Holiday parties are making a comeback! According to ASE’s 2023 Holiday Schedule and Practices Survey, after two years of COVID-related interruptions, 68% of organizations plan to hold an in-person 2022 holiday party compared to last year’s 42%.

Michigan Circuit Court Reminds Employers About Voluntary Quitting and UI Benefit Qualification

22 November 2022

Michigan Circuit Court Reminds Employers About Voluntary Quitting and UI Benefit Qualification

Author: Michael Burns

Many human resources professionals have experienced the worker that for one reason or another gets fed up and just walks off the job. It’s unfortunate and disrupting but also sets the machinations of employment policy and law in motion. A recent Michigan Court of Appeals case affirms that employees that walk off the job not only voluntarily quit, but also disqualify themselves from unemployment compensation benefits.

Be Aware of Potential Bias with AI

22 November 2022

Be Aware of Potential Bias with AI

Author: Susan Chance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used more often and for a variety of purposes. Michigan State University received a $1.7 million grant to use AI in finding new drugs for treating diseases. Cyber security uses AI in various forms such as facial recognition to “verify a person’s real-world identity.” These seem to be good uses for AI.

Quick Hits - November 23, 2022

22 November 2022

Quick Hits - November 23, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Congress passes bill voiding NDAs in cases of sexual assault, harassment:  The Speak Out Act would allow those who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment in the workplace — and who have signed Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) — to talk about their experiences. The Speak Out Act would render unenforceable workplace pre-dispute non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses involving sexual assault and sexual harassment.  Source:  HR Dive 11/16/22
How Company Culture Impacts Employee Retention

16 November 2022

How Company Culture Impacts Employee Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

Maintaining workplace culture across in-person, remote, and hybrid teams is top of mind for many organizations. However, how culture is defined and what is needed to feel supported varies across the four generations in the workplace – Gen Z, millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers.

Maximize the Power of November!

16 November 2022

Maximize the Power of November!

Author: Linda Olejniczak

November is the best month to plan and prepare for the new year.  December is consumed by holidays, parties, and things winding down.  January tends to find people hibernating, lower energy, and not picking up the pace until the month is almost over. November is the best time to set clear goals for hitting the ground running in 2023.

How Michigan Legislature Changes Will Likely Affect State Employment Law

16 November 2022

How Michigan Legislature Changes Will Likely Affect State Employment Law

Author: Michael Burns

For the first time in four decades, the Michigan Democratic Party holds control of the state government. Employers have benefited from GOP control over the years as unfriendly employer legislation was bottled up in committees never to see the light of day. With the Michigan Legislature now controlled by a Democrat majority and a Democrat Governor there is not much to stop the flood of pro-labor legislation that has been held back for years.

Remote Work and the Recession

16 November 2022

Remote Work and the Recession

Author: Emily Fioravante

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, many employees began working from home. Although some companies have gone back to in-person work, other companies have realized they are able to function just as well remotely, without any negative effects on productivity.

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