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19

Sep

2017

Enough About Millennials - Generation Z is Entering the Workforce

Author: Heather Nezich

Just when we think we have Millennials figured out and have designed engagement and retention programs around them, in comes Generation Z.  Is Generation Z really that different than Millennials?

19

Sep

2017

The Opioid Epidemic and the Impact on American Employers

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

In July 2017, a White House commission released a report on America’s opioid crisis with a recommendation that President Trump declare it a national emergency.  According to the report, approximately 142 Americans are dying every day from opioid use.   America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.

19

Sep

2017

Take Care of Yourself by Helping to Take Care of Others

Author: Chance,Susan

Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Happiness springs from doing good and helping others,” and recent studies have shown that he was right. When you volunteer, you improve your health.  And if you volunteer with others, you improve your relationships. 

19

Sep

2017

Quick Hits - September 20, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

Google sued for pay discrimination: A class action suit filed Thursday against Google Inc. claims the tech company systemically pays women less than men in similar jobs and also enables unequal promotions and opportunities for male and female workers.

19

Sep

2017

Employment and Labor Law Changes Finally on the Horizon?

Author: Michael Burns

Some political activity may finally be taking shape on the employment and labor front. In addition to the slow pace of appointments in the Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), legislation intended to turn back the Obama Administration's regulatory overreach seem to be moving forward. 

19

Sep

2017

EEOC and DOJ Oppose Each Other in Court

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are opposing each other in a lawsuit over the meaning of the term “sex” in Title VII.  The DOJ argues that the Title VII definition of sex does not include sexual orientation. The EEOC argues that it does.  

12

Sep

2017

Optimism Over Economic Outlook Declining Among Michigan Employers

Author: Kevin Marrs

According to ASE’s recently released Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter, Michigan employers have grown less optimistic about their future business outlook compared to data collected earlier this year.  Specifically, the percentage of employers who anticipate improvements to future business conditions is at just 26% – its second lowest point since 2009.

12

Sep

2017

Retaining and Engaging Employees with Jobs, Not Careers

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent survey by CareerBuilder revealed that 55% of workers feel they have just a job, not a career, and 38% of these workers are likely to change jobs in 2017. The survey also uncovered that 28% of survey respondents actually hate their job and only stick around in order to pay the bills.  Is this the type of employee that you want working for you?  Of course not.  But all organizations have these lower level jobs.  So how can employers engage these employees?

12

Sep

2017

Though Hurricanes are Not a Michigan Occurance, Other Natural Disasters Could Be. Is Your Organization Ready?

Author: Michael Burns

With Hurricane Harvey and Irma causing widespread destruction and also severe business disruption, employers everywhere should plan for disasters and disruptions caused by any form of natural disaster.  What laws may come into play that the employer should be aware of?

12

Sep

2017

Quick Hits - September 13, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

SME employers recognizing healthcare is important recruitment/retention tool:  Since 2008, the percentage of employers with 1,000 or more employees offering healthcare coverage has been consistently near or above 99%.  It reached 99.8% in 2016.  

12

Sep

2017

How Trump’s DACA Decision Impacts Employers

Author: Anthony Kaylin

President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) established by President Obama by executive order in 2012 has impact on employers.  The program now covers 787,580 people who have been approved for the program, according to the latest government figures.  To be eligible, applicants had to have arrived in the US before age 16 and have lived here since June 15, 2007. They could not have been older than 30 when the Department of Homeland...

5

Sep

2017

Quick Hits - September 6, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

Spousal jealousy gives rise to gender discrimination claim: A New York Appellate decision found that firing an employee for being sexually attractive states a claim for gender discrimination - 

5

Sep

2017

EEO-1 Report Due March 31, 2018 – No Pay Reporting Required

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Good news for employers!  On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that the pay reporting requirement of the EEO-1 will be delayed and not required in the March 31, 2018 EEO-1 reporting cycle.  This news was greeted as a sign of relief by the employer community.  The standard EEO-1 report, though, will still be required for filing on March 31, 2018.

5

Sep

2017

Networking Remains King

Author: Keisha Ward

Networking is an essential activity for both job seekers and talent acquisition professionals. These groups network to expand their contacts and pipelines with the hope that it will lead to a filled position or new job opportunity down the road. 

5

Sep

2017

Federal District Court Permanently Enjoins DOL Salary Level Test

Author: Michael Burns

Another blow was landed against the Obama administration’s effort to change US wage and hour law without passing an amendment to the almost 80-year old Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The same Texas federal court that originally temporarily stayed the implementation of a new salary level test rule issued a permanent injunction against those rules last week. The Court’s reason for the permanent injunction remained the same: the salary level set by the new regulations was too high...

5

Sep

2017

What Does Employee Engagement Really Look Like?

Author: Heather Nezich

Employee engagement is an ongoing buzzword, but there are many different perceptions of what exactly an engaged employee is.  Employee engagement goes beyond happiness at work.

5

Sep

2017

Maternity Concierge Service New Benefit to Help Retain New Moms

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

Open enrollment season is rapidly approaching, and for many employers late summer and early fall is the time of year when benefit packages are reviewed for competitiveness.  Fifth Third Bank has recently rolled out a new benefit specifically aimed at retaining employees that are new moms - a maternity concierge service.

29

Aug

2017

Quick Hits - August 30, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

OMB delays EEO-1 pay reporting requirements: The Office of Management Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs announced yesterday evening that the pay reporting requirement of the EEO-1 will be delayed and not required in the March 31, 2018 EEO-1 reporting cycle. However, federal contractors still must file the VETS 4212 report by September 30, 2017.

29

Aug

2017

Performance Management and Proper Documentation - HR’s Golden Rules

Author: Anthony Kaylin

One of the biggest disciplinary issues HR encounters is a lack of performance or discipline documentation on an employee that a manager wants to terminate.  It is very difficult for HR to proceed with a termination request when the employee has only stellar performance reviews in her file.

29

Aug

2017

US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Another Employer-Friendly Decision on Employer Policies

Author: Michael Burns

Earlier this month EPTW reported on a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the employers favor upholding that employer’s clearly stated directions on reporting discrimination. The US Fifth Circuit issued another opinion at the end of July that also supported clearly written employer policies or rules and at the same time, pushed back at the pro-labor National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rulings in the last few years.

29

Aug

2017

ASE Healthcare Survey Reveals Telemedicine as the Number One Cost-Saving Measure for Employers

Author: Heather Nezich

ASE recently released the results of our 2017 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey.  48% of Michigan employers surveyed have either implemented or plan to implement telemedicine services in 2017.  This is a rising trend in healthcare that encompasses two-way video, email, smartphones, and other technology to make a virtual diagnosis.

29

Aug

2017

First, Do No Harm

Author: Chance,Susan

Medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath in an important step to becoming a doctor. One of the most well-known premises of that oath is, “first, do no harm.” That is a good oath for any profession and is certainly something to be considered in background screening.

22

Aug

2017

Quick Hits - August 23, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

OSHA to delay electronic record keeping rule until December 1: OSHA had proposed to delay the compliance date of the electronic record keeping portion of the new record keeping regulation, known as “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017 in order to allow OSHA “the opportunity to further review and consider the rule.”

22

Aug

2017

Why Millennials Quit Jobs They Actually Like

Author: Heather Nezich

Just to be sure you caught what the title states – millennials are quitting jobs they LIKE.    A new study by Qualtrics and Accel found that 74% of millennials who like their jobs plan to leave within the next three years.  Why would anyone quit a job they actually enjoy and are happy at?

22

Aug

2017

When to Start College Recruiting – NOW!

Author: Sara Pebbles

Back to school time usually means summer vacations ending and heavier traffic on your way to work, but does it also mean time to start college recruiting?  Traditionally the end of the school year and graduation season kick-starts the hiring of college seniors, but a new survey by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry says by then your organization will be late to the game and will have already missed out on top candidates.  

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