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We’re Back in the Office – What is Acceptable and What is Not

17 May 2022

We’re Back in the Office – What is Acceptable and What is Not

Author: Anthony Kaylin

After working from home so long, it appears that many have forgotten office etiquette.  For example, the heating of fish in the microwave, eating tuna fish at the desk, or not showering before coming to the office.  For people with olfactory sensory issues, returning to the office could be a nightmare.  Then there are those who forget their decibel levels. They can be heard everywhere.

Tis the Season for Internships

17 May 2022

Tis the Season for Internships

Author: Linda Olejniczak

After a hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, internship programs are back and present an opportunity to select and develop future talent.  According to ASE’s 2022 Salaries for Co-Op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey, 88% of the 105 respondents maintain a formal internship program. 

Michigan Automakers Reinstitute Mandated Masking at its Southeast MI Facilities

17 May 2022

Michigan Automakers Reinstitute Mandated Masking at its Southeast MI Facilities

Author: Michael Burns

Last Sunday, General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis (Chrysler parent) announced that they are reinstituting mandatory masking for workers at their facilities in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties.  Those counties are now deemed as having HIGH COVID-19 levels by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HR Plays Important Role in Employee Mental Health

17 May 2022

HR Plays Important Role in Employee Mental Health

Author: Heather Nezich

The workforce is currently facing an unprecedented amount of burnout, stress, and loneliness. SHRM and the SHRM Foundation have released Mental Health in America: A 2022 Workplace Report, which shows how HR policies can make an impact and create empathetic communities in the workplace.
Disclosure Form Compliance – It Could Save You Thousands!

17 May 2022

Disclosure Form Compliance – It Could Save You Thousands!

Author: Susan Chance

What if you could save your company thousands of dollars, or more, and protect its reputation using one simple form? There is no doubt that anyone in an HR position is overworked, and these days many are understaffed; however, when it comes to the disclosure form for background checks, it is imperative that anyone involved in the process takes the time to ensure they are sending forms to their applicants which are FCRA compliant.

Quick Hits - May 18, 2022

17 May 2022

Quick Hits - May 18, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

The American public is against racial preferences:  A new Pew Research Center report found that 74% think race and ethnicity should not be considered in admissions decisions. For gender, 82% think it shouldn’t be considered. The results extend to every racial group and to Democrats as well as Republicans. The findings come as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases, probably in October, on the future of affirmative action in admissions.
2022 National Policies & Practices Survey Results Published

10 May 2022

2022 National Policies & Practices Survey Results Published

Author: Jason Rowe

ASE recently published the results to its biennial Policies and Practices Survey. Survey results are broken into six major categories and are based on three employer sizes in both the National and Michigan (a subset of the national report) editions. Nearly 100 Michigan employers participated in the 2022 edition, and 189 questions were answered regarding human resource policies and employment practices.

If Roe v Wade is Overturned, Then What?

10 May 2022

If Roe v Wade is Overturned, Then What?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

For many employers, their healthcare benefits include access to pregnancy termination procedures, or abortions.  The right to abortions was decided in a 1973 case called Roe v. Wade. The case was controversial for multiple reasons, but the crux of it is that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, effectively legalizing the procedure across the United States. Before the decision, abortion had been illegal throughout much of the country forcing many women to...
Personnel File Maintenance and Management

10 May 2022

Personnel File Maintenance and Management

Author: Michael Burns

ASE regularly receives member calls about personnel file management and maintenance. Let’s go over some basic information about record retention and personnel file management.

Gen Z: What Matters to Them at Work — and What Turns Them Off

10 May 2022

Gen Z: What Matters to Them at Work — and What Turns Them Off

Author: Heather Nezich

TalentLMS has released new survey results on Generation Z in the workplace. The survey reveals that mental health and work-life balance are major concerns for Gen Zers, the first generation of workers born in the digital era.

Quick Hits - May 11, 2022

10 May 2022

Quick Hits - May 11, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

I got a new job, now I am looking for the next:  The Great Resignation is far from ebbing, a Lattice report suggests 52% of respondents having worked for three months or less in their new role reported they are actively trying to leave their current company.

Competing for Talent is Becoming a Game of Limbo – How Low Can You Go?

3 May 2022

Competing for Talent is Becoming a Game of Limbo – How Low Can You Go?

Author: Heather Nezich

Limbo is a game where the most limber, or flexible player wins. Sound familiar? Survey after survey is revealing that employees today are seeking more flexibility in their jobs and are willing to change employers to get that flexibility.

NLRB Seeks to Remove Employer Option of Elections to Unionize

3 May 2022

NLRB Seeks to Remove Employer Option of Elections to Unionize

Author: Michael Burns

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is working to take out the impediment of organizing elections to further its pro-labor agenda. Holding a secret ballot election is a fundamental step under the National Labor Relations Act in determining whether workers want a union or not.

Join the 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge

3 May 2022

Join the 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Associations Now recently published a 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge. The goal is to offer one small task each day for a week that could be worked into daily routines in hopes of preventing burnout.  It is a great challenge to offer your workforce – especially with May being Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Find Untapped Talent by Recognizing Alternative Credentials in Hiring

3 May 2022

Find Untapped Talent by Recognizing Alternative Credentials in Hiring

Author: Heather Nezich

U.S. workers are turning to alternative credentials to enhance and demonstrate skills and work-readiness, according to new research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The new report, The Rise of Alternative Credentials in Hiring, found that nearly half of U.S. workers (45%) say they have some form of an alternative credential. Among those who don't, about half (49%) have considered earning one. However, employers often lack the systems that can identify and validate...
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