American Society of Employers (ASE) announces partnership with Verifi1 to provide dependent verification services to members

By: American Society of Employers

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

Livonia, Mich. —February 8, 2018 — The  American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is pleased to announce it is enhancing its member resources by partnering with Verifi1 to provide verification solutions, including dependent eligibility verification and life event reviews.   The announcement was made by ASE CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“ASE is proud to partner with Verifi1 and offer our members this unique service now available to employers of any size,” stated Mary E. Corrado, ASE President & CEO.  “In the past this service was cost-prohibitive for small to mid-size employers.  Verifi1 offers an affordable, reliable service that can save our members thousands of dollars.”

Verifi1 customizes the verification process to help companies of all sizes maximize their healthcare spend.  Every dollar saved goes directly to the bottom line. Verifi1 finds an average of 3-8% ineligible dependents during the initial verification, and as much as 17% during ongoing verification programs. With an average amount saved per ineligible dependent exceeding $4,000, this can equate to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings for the employer.

“Verifi1 is excited to partner with ASE to bring dependent eligibility verification services to their member companies. As a fellow Michigan based organization with national scope, Verifi1 knows that ASE provides their members the latest innovative solutions. We are pleased to be able to offer our unique health insurance cost containment and risk mitigation platform to ASE’s clients as a further value-added service,” stated Terry Niles, President, Verifi1.

About Verifi1
Verifi1 provides verification solutions and advanced document analysis. Their team has over 15 years of experience working with countless Fortune 500 companies. They understand the unique verification needs from business to business and are continually evolving to ensure those needs are being well taken care of.  Learn more at http://www.verifi1.com/.

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

Celebrating 115 years, 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.

UM Dearborn Student Focus Group

By: UM Dearborn

UM Dearborn is running a focus group with HR professionals who hire and/or work with recent undergraduate students to review their HR and Organizational Behavior programs.

The session will be held in the College of Business at UM-Dearborn at 19000 Hubbard Drive in Dearborn on 2/21 from 12-2 (free lunch included).

If you are interested in joining one of the focus groups please contact Jessie Lee, Assistant Professor.

Her email is jhjess@umich.edu and phone number is 313-593-3297.

The Six Competencies of Leadership Effectiveness

By: The Michigan Leadership Conference

“The Six Competencies of Leadership Effectiveness”

Date: March 9th, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport, 8000 Merriman Rd. Romulus, MI

Presented based on the demand from millennials, first-time supervisors and those new to leadership, The Six Competencies of Leadership is an all-day event in which attendees will be able to hear from and engage with six experts in the areas of leadership.

 

Get ready to hear from presenters who will share their insights and experiences in the development and application of effective communication, teambuilding, problem-solving, conflict resolution, developing others and presentation skills.

Learn from the ‘practitioners’ point of view on how to be an effective leader.

Have you been thrown into a leadership role without the proper training? Ready to take your leadership skills to another level? This event will position you with the needed skills to immediately become an effective leader.

Register Today!

 

“The business case for caring: transforming stress and preventing burnout at work”

By: Michigan Wellness Council

Join us for our February 12th Webinar
“The business case for caring: transforming stress and preventing burnout at work”
Heidi Hanna, PhD, Executive Director for the American Institute of Stress

Earn SHRM* credits by joining us on on February 12, 2018 for the webinar The Business Case For Caring: Transforming Stress And Preventing Burnout At Work by Heidi Hanna, PhD, Executive Director for the American Institute of Stress. The old adage, “It’s just work, it’s not personal” is deeply flawed and needs to be changed for companies to thrive. If we want engaged employees, we need to invite their whole selves to work: body, mind and spirit. Business is a personal investment of our time and energy resources, and organizations are primed to support skill development that supports the employee not only while at work, but also at home. In this discussion, Heidi will present a deeper understanding of the impact of stress on health and performance, a realistic and scientifically-supported approach to work/life integration, and specific recommendations for using the workplace as a system to train enhanced resilience through adaptable effectiveness. Register and get your spot!

Presentation Objectives 

  1. Understand the cost of chronic stress on the brain, body and performance
  2. Recognize the primary contributors to perceived stress at work, disengagement and burnout
  3. Identify evidence-based coping factors that improve resilience and adaptable effectiveness and the specific training tools to build new skill sets

*National Association for Business Resources Best and  Brightest Programs is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP® professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

  1. Want to save on the cost of MWC events? Renew your MWC membership (or become a member) to get discounts.
  2. Plan ahead and register for our other 2018 events.

Enjoy your day!
Contact: Rita Patel, Executive Director

“Immigration Law: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives”

By: LERA

 

Detroit Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and Labor@Wayne
cordially invites you to its next meeting.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for a very timely presentation on Immigration, featuring

  1. Peter Antone, Esq.

Immigration Law: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

Location:  Westin Southfield Hotel
1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI  48075

Cost:  $30 per person, $5 student rate.  Payment can be made at the event.  Light food and cash bar available.

Please email your RSVP confirmation by February 12, 2018 to lera@cousenslaw.com or call 248-355-2150.


Any questions, please contact Dr. Marick Masters at 313-577-5358 or
marickm@wayne.edu

February 12th Webinar: The business case for caring: transforming stress and preventing burnout at work by Heidi Hanna, PhD, Executive Director for the American Institute of Stress

By: Michigan Wellness Council

 

National Association for Business Resources Best and  Brightest Programs is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP® professional development credits (PDCs). This program is pending for 1.0 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018

Schedule:
12:00pm to 1:00 pm

Presentation Objectives:

The old adage, “It’s just work, it’s not personal” is deeply flawed and needs to be changed for companies to thrive. If we want engaged employees, we need to invite their whole selves to work: body, mind and spirit. Business is a personal investment of our time and energy resources, and organizations are primed to support skill development that supports the employee not only while at work, but also at home. This discussion will present a deeper understanding of the impact of stress on health and performance, a realistic and scientifically-supported approach to work/life integration, and specific recommendations for using the workplace as a system to train enhanced resilience through adaptable effectiveness.

Participants will:

  1. Understand the cost of chronic stress on the brain, body and performance
  2. Recognize the primary contributors to perceived stress at work, disengagement and burnout
  3. Identify evidence-based coping factors that improve resilience and adaptable effectiveness and the specific training tools to build new skill sets

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Heidi Hanna is a New York Times bestselling author, Chief Energy Officer and founder of Synergy, a

consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs to organizations, and the

Executive Director for the American Institute of Stress. As a global speaker, Heidi has been featured at the Fortune Magazine’s Most Successful Women in Business Summit, the ESPN Women in Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. Her clients have included Microsoft, GE, Google,  Starbucks, Boeing, Morgan Stanley, Ameriprise, Nationwide, the NFL, the PGA Tour, and many more.

For fun, Heidi established a non-profit called Beyond Funny that provides resources related to humor and the brain. She is a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa, and has recently been appointed to a senior faculty position with the Academy for Brain Health and Performance.

Registration:

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

Register now by following this link.

Michigan  Wellness Council (MWC) is a nonprofit whose vision is the health and wellbeing of Michigan employers will be the best in the nation and mission is to inspire implementation of leading workplace wellness strategies through thought-leadership and education.

Contact: Rita Patel rita.patel@michiganwellnesscouncil.org

American Society of Employers (ASE) Welcomes 19 New Members

By: American Society of Employers

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

Livonia, Mich. —January 22, 2018 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, announces 19 organizations joined ASE as members during the fourth quarter of 2017. The organizations are:

  • Arbor Oakland Group works with corporations, educational institutions, municipalities, and ad agencies to provide them with marketing solutions to help them effectively and efficiently speak visually to their customers and prospective customers. They are located in Royal Oak, MI.
  • Aspire Rehabilitation Services, LLC provides a full range of rehabilitation services for survivors of brain and spinal cord injury.  They are based out of Troy, MI.
  • CW Bearing specializes in the development and production of a wide range of premium quality ball bearings for electrical motors, gearboxes, power tools and the automotive industry.  They are located in Northville, MI.
  • Dart Bank is a financial institution with locations throughout West Michigan.
  • Detroit Thermal Systems, LLC develops and manufactures high quality climate control systems and components for automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.  They are located in Romulus, MI.
  • Entrega Systems Group, Inc. delivers technology services to businesses nationwide, including web & mobile, application development, user experience design, data & analytics, and digital business services.  They are located in Troy, MI.
  • Financial One Accounting, Inc. provides accounting, financial and consulting services for nonprofit organizations.  They are based in Plymouth, MI.
  • Hausbeck Pickle Company is a 90-year old company that produces a range of pickles and peppers.  They are located in Saginaw, MI.
  • Humane Society of Livingston County is an independent, non-profit, 501(c) 3 animal shelter located in Howell, MI.
  • Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer is a law firm dedicated to the representation of community associations and the advancement of community law.  They have locations in Farmington Hills and St. Clair Shores, MI.
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is a full-service automotive finance company that exclusively provides Mercedes-Benz dealers and their customers with attractive finance products.  They are located in Farmington Hills, MI.
  • Mubea Inc. Engineering Center is located in Auburn Hills, MI and is a global partner for the automotive industry who provides heavy duty spring components and related products.
  • NH Learning Solutions is the world’s largest independent training company that offers expert training from desktop productivity tools, to professional development, to complex server systems.  They are located in Livonia, MI.
  • Nidec Automotive Motor Americas LLC offers a wide selection of motors ranging from brushless motors for electric power steering, dual clutch transmissions, engine oil pumps, and others, to brush motors for engine cooling, ABS, seat adjustment, etc.  They are located in Auburn Hills, MI.
  • Nissan Technical Center North America is responsible for blending technology and engineering to create cars that deliver total customer satisfaction.  They are located in Farmington Hills, MI.
  • Oakland County Michigan Works! Southfield provides services to help employ and train job seekers and assist businesses with obtaining and training talent.
  • SLM Solutions North America, Inc. is a leading provider of powder bed fusion machinery and applications development for metal prototypes and manufacturing production located in Wixom, MI.
  • Wheeler Trucking provides premier automotive logistics services including light and medium duty vehicle hauling.  They are located in Flushing, MI.
  • Yanfeng Automotive Interiors delivers superior automotive interior solutions and is located in Novi, MI.

ASE president & CEO, Mary E. Corrado, made the announcement and stated, “ASE welcomes our 19 newest members.  We look forward to working with them in 2018 and for many years to come.”

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

Celebrating 115 years, 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.

ASE’s Annual HR Conference and Workshops will take place March 15 in Novi, MI. One-day conference covers how to transform the workplace.

By: American Society of Employers

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

Livonia, Mich. —January 22, 2018 — The  American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit employer associations celebrating 115 years of services, will hold its 15th annual Human Resource Conference and Workshops on Thursday, March 15 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The event attracts more than 400 attendees and is the region’s most anticipated one-day Human Resources conference.

“This year’s conference is about transforming the workplace,” Corrado said. “Whether its transformation through technology or culture, the workplace is constantly evolving, and HR must lead the way.  Our great line up of keynotes and breakout speakers will discuss best practices in the field, compliance updates, and innovative ways to create a desirable workplace.”

Keynote speakers are Jason Averbook, CEO and Co-founder of Leapgen and Jennifer Moss, Co-founder of Plasticity Labs and author of Unlocking Happiness at Work.

Jason Averbook, one of the world’s leading thought experts on the future of work, will discuss the role HR must play in transforming itself and the entire organization to prepare for the future. HR is the function that is most responsible for keeping the workforce engaged. Jason will challenge your thinking and give you new techniques to re-design the HR function and deliver a ‘consumerized’ workforce experience.

Jennifer Moss, author and happiness expert, will discuss the business benefits of adopting a health, wellness, and happiness strategy – critical for employers who want to attract new talent, improve their brand, and boost profitability in an authentic way that is life-enhancing for their staff. With insightful and practical takeaways, case studies, and the most current scientific research from leading experts, Jennifer will debunk the happiness myths, discuss the science of well-being, and explore the role technology will play in building a happier, higher performing, and more innovative workplace culture.

Conference breakout sessions include:

  • The Trump Administration – What Can Employers Expect in 2018?
  • Developing Business Value as a Human Strategist
  • It’s Time to Accept the Truth: Most Employees are Below Average
  • Recruiting for the Next Generation
  • Are FLSA Ticking Time Bombs Hiding in Your Organization?
  • From Customer Experience to Employee Experience – Designing for Moments That Matter
  • Building the Habits of High Performing Teams
  • Creating a Technology Strategy to Transform the HR Function
  • When Employee Rights Compete With Each Other
  • The Business Case for Gender Diversity in Leadership Roles
  • Resolving Conflict in the Workplace – 8 Vital Keys for Success
  • Goodbye Annual Performance Review! Making the Shift to Agile Performance Management

For a complete conference agenda and registration information, please visit the ASE website.

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

Celebrating 115 years, 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.

Sterling Insurance Group Open House- 2/1/18

By: Sterling Insurance Group

You’re Invited!

The carpet’s been laid and the paint has dried! Sterling Insurance Group invites you to tour its newly-renovated office in Sterling Heights, between Hall and 19 Mile Road on Feb. 1st, 2018. You are invited to help us toast remarkable company growth and office expansion in 2017. Join us as we cheers to continued growth in 2018! Drinks and hors d’oeuvres offered.

DATE: Thursday, February 1, 2018

TIME: 5-8 PM

Location: Sterling Insurance Group headquarters (13900 Lakeside Circle Sterling Heights, MI 48313)

Cost: Complimentary

Email Joan Giffels (jgiffels@sterlingagency.com) to let us know if you’ll be there!

“Donothing, The Most Rewarding Leadership Challenge You Will Ever Take”

By: Michigan Wellness Council

Happy New Year!

…Register for our January 31st Meeting

“donothing, the most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take.” 

by Rob Dube, President and Owner, imageOne.

Happy New Year! We hope that 2018 is off to a great start for you. We are very excited for the events we have planned this year. Please join us on January 31, 2018, as we kickoff the year with a meeting featuring the presentation “donothing, the most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take.” by Rob Dube, President and Owner, imageOne. Rob will present on leadership and how mindfulness meditation is a critical tool for leaders.  The participants will learn new facts about meditation and its application and effectiveness in workplaces. Register now to get your spot!

To learn about how Rob integrates mindfulness in the workplace and its results check out these links:

Want to save on the cost of MWC events? Renew your MWC membership (or become a member) to get discounts.
2. Plan ahead and register for our other 2018 events.
3. Spread the word about our Fred Zimmer Worksite Wellness Memorial Scholarship (due date February 1, 2018) for a deserving student who is pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in field of Health Promotion and Wellness at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution.

Enjoy your day!
Contact: Rita Patel, Executive Director