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10

Jul

2018

What One Company Learned from Testing Mandated Vacation Time

Author: Heather Nezich

American workers took an average of 17.2 days of vacation in 2017, according to new research from Project: Time Off, jumping up nearly a half-day (.4 days) from 2016. This marks the highest level for American vacation usage since 2010 (17.5 days) and a more than full-day increase since bottoming out at 16 days in 2014.  But there is still more room for improvement as many Americans (52%) left vacation time unused in 2017 (down from 54% in 2016). Further, nearly a quarter (24%) of...

16

Jul

2018

Religious Accommodation Does Not Have to be Employee’s Preferred Request

Author: Heather Nezich

The application of reasonableness standards when addressing requests for religious accommodation can often lead employers to believe what the employee requests as an accommodation is the only thing that can be done because that is what their beliefs require. But it is only the religious practices that need accommodation, and what non-religious “losses” may occur because of the accommodation does not have to be accommodated.

26

Jun

2018

Good Management Equals Even Better Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

It’s hard enough to find good employees, so when you find them make sure your managers are not making any of the common mistakes that drive employees to look elsewhere.  It holds true that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.

19

Jun

2018

Employees Taking Revenge on Each Other?

Author: Heather Nezich

Remember The Office episode where Jim puts Dwight’s stapler in Jello?  Well, apparently workers taking revenge on each other happens in real life too.

 

12

Jun

2018

Will Seasonal Workers Close Job Gaps this Summer?

Author: Heather Nezich

According to CareerBuilder’s annual summer hire survey, 41% of employers plan to hire seasonal workers for the summer, which is on par with last year. Of these employers, 1 in 4 plan to pay summer hires $15 per hour on average – double the federal minimum wage ($7.25). The vast majority (88%) expect to transition some summer hires into permanent roles, up from 79% last year.  Perhaps summer will help fill some the job gaps in today’s workplaces.

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Jun

2018

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May

2018

Work Doesn’t Have to be a Drag This Summer – Make it Fun!

Author: Heather Nezich

School might be letting out soon, but most workplaces continue throughout the season with no break.  With summers being so short here in Michigan, some employers offer special, summer-only perks to add some fun over the summer.

22

May

2018

2018 College Graduates are Entering the Market – Know Your Data

Author: Heather Nezich

Employers say they are planning to hire more recent college graduates this year than they have in more than a decade, according to new CareerBuilder research. 80% percent of employers say they plan to hire college graduates this year, up from 74% last year and 58% in 2008. Those who are not hiring college grads say it's because their organization isn't expanding headcount this year (57%) or they need more experienced workers (26%).  How does this compare with ASE’s 2018 Starting...

15

May

2018

Unexpected Ways to Increase Workplace Collaboration and Productivity

Author: Heather Nezich

When you think of wayss to increase collaboration at work you might consider bringing remote employees in-house and creating open work spaces.  But surprisingly, these methods could backfire.

8

May

2018

How to Spot Resume Lies

Author: Heather Nezich

85% of applicants have lied or embellished a resume.  It’s become so common, that many of them are getting through undetected.  Learn what to look for.

1

May

2018

Is Routine Killing Your Creativity?

Author: Heather Nezich

While routines are generally good, being a little too rigid with your work routine can reduce your creativity.  Making small changes to your daily routine can spark creativity and reduce the day to day drag.

24

Apr

2018

Stress is a #1 Reason for Employee Absence

Author: Heather Nezich

According to new research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), stress and stress-inducing situations are the main cause for short term employee absences.  What can employers do to improve this statistic?

17

Apr

2018

Keys to Retaining Millennials

Author: Heather Nezich

Millennials are known for not spending too long at one company.  In fact, according to Gallup, 60% of Millennials are open to a new job opportunity right now.  By the time they reach age 32, most will have had four different jobs.  What can organizations do to encourage them to stay longer?

10

Apr

2018

Is The Gender Pay Gap Real?

Author: Heather Nezich

Yesterday, April 10, was Equal Pay Day, which means that women had to work all of 2017 and until April 10, 2018 to equate to what men made in just 2017.  On average, women in the U.S. are paid 20% less than men according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. This research prompted Lean In, a nonprofit founded by Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their ambitions, to start a new hashtag, #20percentcounts.

3

Apr

2018

The Detrimental Effects of Micromanagement

Author: Heather Nezich

Micromanagement can destroy employee motivation, creativity, and job satisfaction, and it is the biggest complaint workers have.  If not addressed, employees are likely to leave.  And if there is no exit interview performed, an organization might not even realize it’s happening.

27

Mar

2018

Distracted Workers – The Cause Might Surprise You

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study recently released by Udemy showed how distracted employees are during work hours, how they're responding to distractions, and the price of distraction for employers. The research found a strong correlation between increased levels of distraction, decreased productivity, and a lack of proper training at work.  But what is causing all this distraction at work?  It might not be what you think.

20

Mar

2018

The Job Market is Heating Up for Those Over 55

Author: Heather Nezich

While the recent EEOC case against Diverse Lynx, revealed that age discrimination still exists when they told an applicant born in 1945 that they were no longer interested and “age does matter,” many employers are now embracing an older work generation.

13

Mar

2018

Quick Hits - March 14, 2018

Author: Heather Nezich

Do you have operations in England? Pay equity reporting time coming up soon: The United Kingdom is moving ahead with its pay equity initiative. By no later than April 5, private employers with at least 250 employees in England, Scotland, and Wales must report and publish their pay gap data identifying where there is a gender-based pay gap in different job categories.

13

Mar

2018

How Sleep, or a Lack of It, Affects Productivity

Author: Heather Nezich

The switch to daylight saving time last weekend may result in more yawning in the office and a potential dip in productivity. It’s amazing the effect that losing one hour of sleep can have on us.  Are you or your employees dragging this week?

6

Mar

2018

Has a Rude Coworker Ever Ruined Your Day?

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study revealed that witnessing a rude act in the morning can hurt work performance all day.  Additional studies have shown that the disengagement caused by rudeness can result in significant revenue loss and project delays.

27

Feb

2018

Is There Really a Talent Shortage?

Author: Heather Nezich

The war for talent is real, but is a broken recruiting process partially to blame?  Perhaps it isn’t talent shortages that are creating this war, but our recruiting practices.

20

Feb

2018

Reinventing the Interview Process

Author: Heather Nezich

According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2018, 56% of talent professionals say that they are utilizing new interview tools and methods to improve the hiring process.  With employers realizing that traditional interviews alone may not identify certain soft skills or accurately identify areas of competency (or the lack of), they are introducing new strategies into the existing process.

13

Feb

2018

Love Contracts in the Office?

Author: Heather Nezich

Many employees have signed non-disclosure agreements or non-compete agreements, but a love contract?  With all the recent news around sexual harassment in the workplace, employers are taking a new, stricter stance on romance in the office.

6

Feb

2018

A Three-Hour Work Day?

Author: Heather Nezich

Many of us have a hard time getting enough done in an eight-hour workday, but can you imagine a three-hour work day?  Some employers are testing shorter work days or weeks.

30

Jan

2018

44% of Employers Plan to Hire This Year

Author: Heather Nezich

CareerBuilder's annual forecast shows that 44% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2018 and half (51%) will hire temporary employees. But the most pressing question remains: how quickly can they fill those roles, if at all?
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