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27

Nov

2018

Preliminary Survey Results - ASE Drug Testing and Marijuana Legalization Survey

Author: Jason Rowe

Michigan is the first Midwestern state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana by a vote of 56% to 44%. What does that mean for Michigan employers? The preliminary data from ASE’s Drug Testing and Marijuana Legalization Survey provides insight into employers’ first thoughts on where their policies and practices currently stand and what changes, if any, they are considering.

18

Sep

2018

ASE Healthcare Survey Results – Lowest Rate Hike Since 2015

Author: Jason Rowe

The results are in for ASE’s 2018 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey. A total of 215 organizations participated in the latest study, which examines the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays for employer-sponsored health plans across Michigan. Highlights from the survey are listed below:

17

Jul

2018

Take a Break – It’s Good for You

Author: Jason Rowe

The 4th of July holiday has come and gone, and summer is officially in full swing. Now is often an ideal time to take a step back from the office and take advantage of one of the most important benefits in the workplace: vacation time. Although disconnecting from the daily grind is beneficial, many employees today never get the chance.

8

May

2018

How to Select the Right Benchmark Survey for Your Organization

Author: Jason Rowe

There are thousands of benchmark surveys available to both employers and their employees that can be utilized when making compensation and benefit decisions. As an employer, choosing the right survey(s) may not always be easy or straightforward. So how do you know which survey is right for you?

6

Mar

2018

7 Steps to a Market-Based Compensation Program

Author: Jason Rowe

In today’s society, the right talent is hard to find. When searching for the best candidate for a complex position, compensation is key to attracting the level of talent you need. Having a market-based compensation program is one way to ensure that a company remains competitive. The following seven steps will provide an overview for creating such a program within an organization.

5

Dec

2017

Small Employers Slow to Adopt Formal Pay Administration Practices

Author: Jason Rowe

A recent survey from the American Society of Employers (ASE) revealed that small employers are less likely to adopt critical pay administration practices like pay structures or written compensation philosophy statements. By not embracing these compensation systems they are putting themselves at greater risk of employee attraction and retention issues.

3

Oct

2017

When it Comes to Business, Toot Your Own Horn!

Author: Jason Rowe

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? This old philosophical question can be applied to your company and its positive impacts on your employees, customers and community. If you, as an organization, are not going to toot your own horn and share all of the positive news regarding your organization, then who is? The answer is no one. If your organization takes even a slight misstep, there are plenty of people lined up to share it with the world via...

20

Jun

2017

Lights Out! Now What?

Author: Jason Rowe

Summer is here, the sun is out, the wind is blowing and there is not a lot to worry about. That is until the next summer thunderstorm rolls in and the office loses power. Do you know what your next steps would be or how other businesses react in a similar situation? ASE’s 2017 Business Disruption and Disaster Planning Survey reveals how local companies handle business disruptions like the power outage event this past March or more recently the boil water event in Livonia.

18

Apr

2017

Pay Equity Plays Important Role in Employee Engagement and Retention

Author: Jason Rowe

Do you worry about hiring the right people? Do you worry about retaining and engaging your current workforce? All in an effort to drive business performance?  Maybe it is time to look at your organization’s pay equity.

14

Feb

2017

Money Isn’t Everything!

Author: Jason Rowe

In ASE’s soon to be released 2016 Quarterly Economic and Employment Survey – 4th Quarter we are continuing to see the number one reason employees are leaving their organization are for better advancement and promotion opportunities. Compensation doesn’t even make the top three reasons why employees leave. As HR professionals it should come as no shock that it is not the money (or lack thereof) that is driving employees away, it is the other (mostly free) things that...

3

Jan

2017

Your Survey Data is Needed!

Author: Jason Rowe

My apologies to President Kennedy for misquoting his inaugural speech given fifty six years ago this month, “My fellow HR professionals: ask not what your survey data can do for you – ask what you can do for your survey data.”

15

Nov

2016

Employees – How to get them. How to keep them. How to send them on their way.

Author: Jason Rowe

While running a successful Human Resources department is more than just getting bodies in the door and keeping them there until they have served their usefulness, taking a look at your organization’s recruitment, retention and severance practices and strategies from time to time is always beneficial. Compare your organization to other Michigan employers by reviewing ASE’s recently released 2016 Severance Pay, Policy and Practices Survey and the 2016 Recruitment and Retention...

30

Aug

2016

The Survey Says...

Author: Jason Rowe

The American Society of Employers (ASE) 2016/2017 Salary Budget Survey results have been compiled.  Despite economic growth and continued low unemployment, 3% remains the amount Michigan employers are budgeting for employee pay raises in 2017. However, Michigan employers are not alone, according to WorldatWork’s 2016/2017 Salary Budget Survey across the nation most organizations are only budgeting for a 3% increase.
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