July 19th “Webinar: Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces – A New Business Imperative

 

 

 

Presented by: David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA”

This program is pending for 1.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® recertification through the HR

Certification Institute through our partnership with the Best and Brightest programs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at  www.hrci.org.

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Schedule:
 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Webinar: Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces – A New Business Imperative presented by David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA

Presentation Description: Successful businesses understand that employee well-being and organizational performance are inextricably linked. This session will explore APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Model as a comprehensive framework for creating work environments where both employees and organizations can thrive. While it’s critical that workplace practices are designed well, based on good scientific evidence, and implemented effectively, equally important is how these programs are perceived by employees. Psychological factors such as autonomy, control and feeling valued also come into play, as well as issues of trust, fairness, and beliefs about the organization’s underlying motivations. This webinar will use data from the American Psychological Association’s recent surveys of the U.S. workforce to explore the impact of these factors on employee health and performance. Additional discussion of work stress, resilience, and emotional health will set the stage for a future where a comprehensive approach to employee well-being drives business results.

Participants Objectives:

  1. Describe the link between healthy workplace practices, employee well-being, and organizational performance.
  2. List the five types of workplace practices that foster a psychologically healthy workplace and examples of each.
  3. Discuss the key factors that can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes and strategies for addressing barriers to successful implementation

Location: ONLINE

Registration (link): Members free (registration required)

$15 advance registration (non-members; become a member)

Michigan  Wellness Council (MWC) is a nonprofit whose mission is to be the trusted resource and connector for workplace wellness collaboration with the vision to improve health through the successful integration of wellness best practices in the workplace through access to quality resources and forums. Michigan  Wellness Council offers regular public group meetings and an annual conference for developing, implementing, and revising worksite wellness programs. Contact: Rita Patel, Director, at 917-913-8394 or rita.patel@michiganwellnesscouncil.org .

Happy 10th Birthday Retirewise

Happy 10th Birthday Retirewise
The award winning Retirewise® workshop series is celebrating 10 years of offering comprehensive financial and retirement planning education to employees of all ages and career stages.

What is Retirewise?
Retirewise is an onsite financial education program that is offered at no cost to employers or employees.  The program offers objective information on a broad spectrum of financial topics in each of the four workshops, ranging from budgeting and investing to tax strategies and estate planning. The workshops are presented in person, at the workplace, by a locally based specially trained Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company financial professional.

Education is An Employee’s Greatest Asset
After attending a Retirewise workshop, all employees (100%) would recommend the series and 91% plan to take action from increasing or rebalancing 401(k) contributions to creating a budget or will.  Retirewise also complements and supports your benefit offerings with 90% of participants better understanding their benefits.* Here’s a link to learn even more. 

We Have Solid Experience…and the Numbers to Prove it.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the first groundbreaking Retirewise workshop was held in 2008 in San Jose, CA with 25 employees.   Since then, we’ve held over 8700 workshops nationwide for over 160,000 employees**!  We are the true pioneers of financial wellness in the workplace.

Make Retirewise Part of Your Financial Wellness Solution

(The Retirewise workshop has been approved for 5 Professional Development Credits.)

To learn more about Retirewise click here.

For more information contact: Cherri Smith 313-516-2992

*Retirewise Satisfaction Survey, 2016

**Retirewise Workshop Tracking Report, 2016

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10166.

Securities and investment advisory services are offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investor Services, LLC, Member SIPC. MML Investors Services, LLC is not affiliated with MetLife, or its affiliated companies.

MetLife does not give legal or tax advice. Any discussion of taxes herein or related to this document is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be complete or cover every situation. Tax law is subject to interpretation and legislative change. Tax results and the appropriateness of any product for any specific taxpayer may vary depending on the facts and circumstances. You should consult with and rely on your own independent legal and tax advisers regarding your particular set of facts and circumstances.

MetLife administers the PlanSmart program, but has arranged for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to have specially-trained financial professionals offer financial education and, upon request, provide personal guidance to employees and former employees of companies providing PlanSmart through MetLife.

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American Society of Employers (ASE) Releases 2017 Compensation Survey Results

Incentive Compensation on the Rise

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, released the organization’s 2017 Compensation Survey today. It’s the 65th year that ASE has published the annual survey.  The findings were released by Mary E. Corrado, president and CEO of ASE.

“Despite improvements in the economy, notably the reduction in the unemployment rate, employers seem to be taking a more conservative approach and are holding steady at 3% pay raises,”  stated Corrado.  “Our data suggests that employers may be relying on other forms of compensation, specifically incentive compensation, to reward employees; therefore, maintaining minimal long-term financial risk.”

A total of 357 companies, 57% of them located in the metro Detroit region, responded to the survey, which was distributed to human resource professionals via an online survey in January 2017. Nearly two thirds (59%) of the respondents are classified as non-automotive suppliers.

2017 ASE compensation survey highlights:

  • Merit budgets remain at the 3.0% level, a figure that has remained constant in ASE’s last several annual salary survey reports.
  • Among companies who reported data in both 2016 and 2017, actual salaries increased 2.85% year-over-year.  Further analysis of the data shows that salary movement ranged from as low as 2.5% for Office, Clerical and Technical classifications to as much as 2.9% for Supervisory, Managerial and Professional classifications.
  • Variable pay as a percent of base pay shows significant growth at higher salary levels. Employees that are eligible for variable compensation could reasonably expect short-term incentives of approximately 7.8%, 9.4%, 14.9% and 37% for the following pay levels: $50,000 to $75,000; $75,000 to $100,000; $100,000 to $150,000; and more than $150,000 respectively.  For the pay ranges between $50,000 and $150,000 this shows an average increase of 1.67% over 2016, but for salaries over $150,000 an increase of 11.3% from 2016 was seen. 

2017 ASE compensation survey findings on specific position classifications:

  • Several Engineering fields witnessed average wage increases of 3.5% and higher, with Mechanical Engineering at 4.4% and Industrial Engineering at 3.58%.  These are slightly lower than seen in 2016.
  • Entry and Lead/Sr. engineering roles’ average wage increases (3.7%) are growing at a faster rate than middle level roles (2.1%).
  • Plant management roles are seeing a 1.2% increase in wages compared to only .7% last year.
  • The largest wage increases were seen in HR roles. Human Resource positions as a whole saw an average increase of 4.7%.  More technical compensation roles saw increases ranging from 6.1% to as high as 9.8%.

To obtain a copy of the 2017 Compensation Survey, contact Kevin Marrs, Vice President at ASE, 248-223-8025 or kmarrs@aseonline.org.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization

The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

Ulliance Hires Darin Miller as Manager of Clinical Services

                                                                  

 

 

 

Ulliance Hires Darin Miller as Manager of Clinical Services

TROY, Mich. (June 1, 2017) Ulliance, an international service company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, recently hired Darin Miller as manager of clinical services. Miller is responsible for coordinating all clinical content provided to the organization’s clients, as well as directing and supervising Ulliance’s clinical staff. Miller reports to Stephen Batchelor, senior vice president of operations.

“Darin brings more than 17 years’ experience to the Ulliance team,” said Batchelor. “His leadership and clinical skills will ensure our clients receive exceptional service to help them manage workplace and personal concerns.”

Prior to joining Ulliance, Miller’s most recent position was clinical services supervisor at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital. His previous experience also includes clinical services positions at St. John Macomb Hospital, St. Anne School, and Catholic Services of Macomb. Miller received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in social work, both from Wayne State University in Detroit.

About Ulliance, Inc.

Ulliance, Inc. (Ulliance) is an international service company headquartered in Troy, Michigan. For more than 25 years, Ulliance has been providing human resources services including employee assistance programs (EAP), wellness programs, training programs, organizational and leadership development, coaching, career transition services, and crisis management to more than 260 organizations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe serving nearly one million people. Since 1990, the Ulliance team has assisted organizations of various sizes to greatly reduce behavioral healthcare costs while increasing employee productivity and retention. For more information about Ulliance, please visit www.ulliance.com or call (866) 648-8326.

 

Degreed Focus: Prepare for the Career-Long Learner: June 15 – Free to L&D, HR, Training & Talent Professionals

Join other L&D, HR, talent and training leaders and attend Degreed Focus: Prepare for the Career- Long Learner on June 15th at The Westin Southfield Detroit.

This exclusive morning event will foster conversation into how learning and development and workforce trends are impacting how people work, remain engaged and achieve a fulfilling career.

One of today’s leading voices on the future of work, Jeanne Meister, co-author of  The Future Workplace Experience, will provide approaches to rethink, reimagine and reinvent how you and your organization should be working and learning.

The event is complimentary to all L&D, HR, training and talent professionals. Space is limited so don’t miss out!

Thursday, June 15, 2017
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Westin Southfield Detroit: 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

Register
http://try.degreed.com/focus-detroit/

Questions?
Email our team at focus@degreed.com

Walsh College to Host Webinars on LinkedIn and Branding & Marketing

Today’s consumers live in a world where information is literally in the palm of their hands.

Looking for someone to design an addition to your home and then someone else to build it? Need to hire a photographer for your wedding? Looking for new employees for your growing business?

All the information you need to make an educated decision can be found almost instantaneously on your computer, tablet or phone.

Though listings, rankings, ratings, and social media sites can make these decisions easier, it puts added pressure on the company, or professional, to make sure that the right information is finding its way to the consumer.

Walsh College will host a pair of complimentary webinars geared toward helping professionals target their information to the proper audience. These skills are especially useful for entrepreneurs or those in the fine arts field whose success depends heavily upon their reputation and their ability to reach a specialized audience.

Brenda Meller, assistant vice president of marketing, Walsh College, is hosting both webinars.

“LinkedIn for Artists, Architects, Designers, and Photographers,” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 13.

In the LinkedIn webinar, Meller will discuss the benefits of mastering the No. 1 social media site for business networking.

Topics for discussion include:

How to make the most of the LinkedIn networking site.

  • The elements of brand management as it relates to social media.
  • How LinkedIn’s features and tools help you showcase your portfolio and expertise.
  • How to link your LinkedIn efforts with other social media and online portfolios.

“Professionals in every industry can benefit from educating themselves on LinkedIn and in marketing,” said Meller. “Whether you’re just starting off in your career or you’re well established in your industry and realize that you need to  learn new skills, these webinars will provide attendees a convenient and informative educational experience.”

In the marketing and branding webinar, “What is Marketing? Marketing and Branding Basics for Non-Marketers,” which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 27, Meller will discuss the basics of marketing a business and provide insights to those in non-business roles who are seeking understand the role marketing plays in business.

Topics included in the presentation include:

  • What marketing is and how it can help connect customers to businesses.
  • Marketing basics for a non-marketer.
  • The elements of brand management, including brand identity.

“We are all responsible for our personal brand,” Meller added. “This information can help you to manage and strengthen your brand and your career.”

Visit the webinar webpage (www.walshcollege.edu/webseries) to register.

Walsh College has recently added to its impressive array of distinguished graduate degrees with the introduction of a Master of Arts in Business, available in the fall 2017 semester. The MA in Business is designed specifically to help non-business undergraduate majors develop a comprehensive understanding of core business functions.

Detroit SHRM Volunteers Pack Food for Forgotten Harvest

On the morning of Saturday, April 22, 12 volunteers from DSHRM joined forces with 18 volunteers from other organizations to pack and sort over 9,000 pounds of food at the Forgotten Harvest warehouse in Oak Park.

While we all sorted and bagged potatoes that were rescued from grocery stores and restaurants we had a great time getting to know one another!

Thank you to everyone who joined us. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.

The event was organized by the DSHRM Government and Community Affairs Committee. Look for announcements in the Weekly Digest for future volunteer opportunities.

Thanks to our volunteers Kathy Gass, Gail Sanderson, Christine Blauvelt, Ola Salako, Matthew Blauvelt, Joy Goberville, Hannah Costello, Tom Hoy, Eileen Ross, Steve Goodrich, Valerie Murphy-Goodrich, and not pictured are Gehan Haridy and Maureen Hoy.

Eastern Michigan University Student Chapter Wins SHRM 2017 Regional Competition


EMU SHRM’s student team (MSHROD Student, Nabiha Mirza, and MBA-HR Student, Banpreet Kaur) took first place in the Division II (Graduate) SHRM 2017 Regional Competitions held in Houston last week. Thirty teams competed in the competition. This is truly a wonderful accomplishment.

SHRM states: In this “realistic job preview” competition, team members leverage knowledge acquired through their studies and apply it to a realistic HR situation likely to be encountered in the work world.  This competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills.

Teams analyze a business case study and come up with a solution, preparing both a written executive summary and PowerPoint slides to be used for the 15-minute oral presentation at the onsite competition. Preliminary and final oral presentation rounds are  held onsite. Teams compete by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions the judges deem relevant to ask. Prizes are awarded to the top teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions at each of the three competitions held across the U.S.

The winners receive complimentary registrations to the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, to be held June 18-21 in New Orleans, LA. A team plaque is presented at the Saturday Awards Ceremony and a check for $2,500 goes to the university to pay for travel reimbursement.

American Society of Employers (ASE) releases 2017 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey

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The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, today released the organization’s 2017 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey. The annual survey provides a comprehensive look at the current state of wages and benefits provided to co-op students and recent college graduates.  The survey also presents employers a snapshot of the recruitment and retention trends associated with these new entrants to the workforce.

Mary E. Corrado, ASE President and CEO, stated, “This segment of the workforce represents an important category of talent for our members and other Michigan employers.  As the supply of labor continues to shrink, employers should be looking closely at how they attract and retain student workers and new college graduates.”

165 companies responded to the 2017 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey.  The average number of employees per participant was 528.  80% of respondents are located in the metro Detroit region with 54% of those classified as automotive suppliers.

2017 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey Highlights:

  • There was an 8% overall increase from 2016 in organizations providing benefits to co-op students. Auto Suppliers providing benefits to co-ops increased 10%.
  • For college co-ops, the following benefits were provided at least 10% more than in 2016. Prescription drug coverage, Sickness and accident coverage, and Paid vacation.
  • Nearly three out of four respondents (74%) say their company has hired, or plans to hire, a recent college graduate in 2017
    • Just over three out of five (65%) of those companies say hiring practices have remained the same in 2017 as 2016
    • Nearly two out of five (32%) of the companies who have hired or plan to hire a recent graduate in 2017 have increased their hiring efforts this year
  • Statistically, the top five in-state institutions the responding companies actively recruit from are: 1) Michigan State University; 2) University of Michigan; 3) Wayne State University; 4) Oakland University; 5) Western Michigan University.
  • Based on hiring activity, the top three most popular technical Bachelor-degree disciplines hired in the past year were: 1) Mechanical Engineering; 2) Electrical Engineering; 3) Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Based on hiring activity, the top three most popular non-technical Bachelor-degree disciplines hired in the past year were: 1) Business Administration; 2) Accounting; 3) Sales/Marketing.
  • Automotive suppliers have increased their hiring of both Bachelor-level electrical engineers and manufacturing engineers, resulting in 17% and 13% increases respectively in hiring among automotive suppliers compared to a year ago.
  • The top three knowledge/skill factors organizations consider when making hiring decisions, in order, are: 1) computer skills; 2) related coursework; 3) degree level.
  • As in 2016, the top three perceived shortcomings of recent college graduates are: 1) career expectations (62%); 2) adaptation to work environment (60%); 3) compensation expectations (47%).
  • Of the six disciplines named above (Accounting, Sales/Marketing, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), the highest starting salaries went to the engineering disciplines.  The average starting salary for Electrical Engineering was $63,013; Mechanical Engineering was $61,463; and for Manufacturing Engineering it was $55,767.  Business Administration came in at $49,110; Sales/Marketing came in at $48,769; and Accounting came in at $45,324.
  • Pay rates for high school and college co-ops and interns were separated by technical and non-technical roles.  The average hourly rate for a college senior in a technical field is $17.59 an hour and $15.52 for a non-technical field; the average hourly rate for a college junior in a technical field is $16.39 an hour and $14.51 for a non-technical field.

To obtain a copy of the 2017 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey, contact Kevin Marrs, Vice President at ASE, 248-223-8025 or kmarrs@aseonline.org.

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, Manager, Communications, ASE, 248.223.8040, hnezich@aseonline.org

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization

The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

Ulliance Expands Team with New Account Manager, Douglas Smith

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TROY, Mich. (April 18, 2017)
Ulliance, an international service company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, recently hired Douglas Smith as an account manager. In this role, Smith is responsible for delivering services to client companies including management consultations, critical/traumatic incident debriefings employee assistance program activities and orientation programs.

Smith is a current member of the Michigan Army National Guard. Throughout his service career, he has held various management positions with the military organization including state equal employment manager, assistant training manager, education services specialist, and operations manager. Smith has earned several commendations from the United States Army:  Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Global War on Terror Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

“Douglas exemplifies the expertise Ulliance provides our clients. His military background and management experience will add value to our organization, as well as provide excellent service to those we work with,” said Stephen Batchelor, senior vice president of operations for Ulliance.

Smith, an Armada, Michigan resident, received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in Pembroke, North Carolina and a Master of Science in professional counseling from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Smith received Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor and Investigators certification through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Alcohol Drug Education training through the Alcohol Drug Information School.

About Ulliance, Inc.

Ulliance, Inc. (Ulliance) is an international service company headquartered in Troy, Michigan. For more than 25 years, Ulliance has been providing human resources services including employee assistance programs (EAP), wellness programs, training programs, organizational and leadership development, coaching, career transition services, and crisis management to more than 260 organizations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe serving nearly one million people. Since 1990, the Ulliance team has assisted organizations of various sizes to greatly reduce behavioral healthcare costs while increasing employee productivity and retention. For more information about Ulliance, please visit www.ulliance.com or call (866) 648-8326.