American Society of Employers (ASE) announces its Compensation & Benefits Conference will take place on May 21 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI

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By: American Society of Employers

 

American Society of Employers (ASE) announces its Compensation & Benefits Conference will take place on May 21 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

 

Livonia, Mich. —April 25, 2019 — The  American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers, announces its 9th annual Compensation & Benefits Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mi.

ASE CEO, Mary E. Corrado, announced the conference and stated, “Getting compensation and total rewards right is more important than ever.  “I can reword to:  “Offering competitive compensation and total rewards is more important than ever.  Organizations needs to compete for and retain talent while remaining compliant – two very big challenges.”

During the conference, ASE will reveal the results of its 2019 compensation surveys. It is the 67th year the surveys have been published.

New this year is an Economic Experts Panel. The Economic Experts Panel will provide attendees valuable insight into how economic conditions may impact their organizations in 2019 and beyond. The panel will consist of:

  • Kristen Dziczek, Vice President – Industry, Labor & Economics, Center for Automotive Research
  • James E. Robey, Director, Regional Economic Planning Services, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Sue Yingzi Su, Assistant Director for North America and China Economics, General Motors
  • Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch

Session include all topics related to total rewards and include employee recognition, healthcare costs, 401(k) trends, pay for performance, and wellness.  The afternoon plenary will be presented by Mickey Silberman from Fortney & Scott, LLC.  Mickey will present “Getting Pay Equity ‘Right’”.

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

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.

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Ultimate Software Hosts Free HR Workshop in Grand Rapids

 

 

Join other HR professionals from across the state at a complimentary HR workshop!

Your skills as an HR leader have never been in greater demand. The quality and quantity of business information you need at your fingertips, along with the creativity that’s expected of you on a daily basis by senior leadership and your employees, require a wealth of knowledge about your company, your industry, and your competition. Are you keeping pace with everyone’s expectations, or are you bogged down by mundane and tactical responsibilities?

Learn how to stay above the curve–and win accolades from your senior leaders–during this complimentary Interactive HR Workshop at JW Marriott Grand Rapids. You’ll discover the tested and highly successful solutions that companies like yours have implemented to improve their organizations, and you’ll leave with the tools and strategies you need to win buy-in and set them in motion. Plus, an employment attorney from a major law firm will offer advice on how to avoid costly wage and hour litigation.

Topics Include How To:

  • Coach team members with direct communication
  • Navigate three HR megatrends for 2019
  • Stay up to date with employment law changes, and much more!

This program has been pre-approved for 4.5 credits from the HR Certification Institute, 4.5 credits from SHRM for Professional Development Credits (PDCs), and is pending approval for rchs from the APA.

More Information on Speakers, Agenda & Registration Here:

https://www.ultimatesoftware.com/HR-Workshop-Overview/7010d000001GUkl/258

Any questions?
Contact Christie Hecht at 248.229.5125 or Christie_Hecht@ultimatesoftware.com

Shamoun appointed to state’s cannabis regulation advisory group

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By: Plunkett Cooney

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:  April 10, 2019
CONTACT:  John E. Cornwell (248) 901-4008

 

Shamoun appointed to state’s cannabis regulation advisory group

 

 

Shamoun_PRBLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – April 10, 2019 – Attorney Alan Shamoun of Plunkett Cooney – one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms – has been appointed to serve as a member of the state’s Adult-Use Marijuana Stakeholder Workgroups.

Shamoun volunteered to serve on the attorney workgroup as part of his practice, which includes a focus on representing cannabis businesses in the medical and recreational use sectors. He is one of only 13 attorneys statewide to be selected for service on the workgroups, which were formed by Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

The purpose of the attorney workgroup is to provide input and advice to the Michigan Bureau of Marijuana Regulation on topics related to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation Act. The new law allows legal use of marijuana for people age 21 and older.

Shamoun applies his tax and business law expertise in the cannabis industry by assisting clients involved in the state and local business application processes. He also works with them once they are licensed to remain compliant with numerous industry regulations.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to assist the state with its implementation of the new regulation and taxation act,” said Shamoun, who practices in Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office. “There are a lot of issues to consider, and I am glad to be able to provide a voice for my clients in this process.”

The attorney workgroup will begin meeting this month in the office of the Michigan Bureau of Marijuana Regulation, which is located at 2407 North Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906.

Shamoun is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Business Transactions & Planning Practice Group and the firm’s  Cannabis Law Industry Group. He focuses his practice primarily on tax conflicts involving individuals and corporations. His expertise also includes the areas of corporate tax and estate planning.

Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of legal services to Michigan’s medical and recreational use cannabis industry. The firm’s attorneys helped secure some of the first business licenses issued in the state, and their expertise extends to such issues as business law, commercial litigation, employment law, environmental law, government affairs and real estate.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs nearly 300 employees, including approximately 150 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, as well as in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Plunkett Cooney was also named by Crain’s Detroit Business as its first ever Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Shamoun’s appointment to the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation Attorney Workgroup, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

 

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Meyer joins Plunkett Cooney’s governmental law group

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By: Plunkett Cooney 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:  April 5, 2019
CONTACT:  John E. Cornwell (248) 901-4008

 

 

Meyer joins Plunkett Cooney’s governmental law group

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – April 5, 2019 – Attorney Brett T. Meyer recently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the Midwest, as a member of the Governmental Law Practice Group.

A member of Plunkett Cooney’s Grand Rapids office, Meyer focuses his practice on the defense of litigation in the areas of municipal law and premises liability, as well as on the defense of personal injury actions.

Meyer represents insurance carriers, public entities and municipalities, either through direct representation or insurance providers, in disputes involving alleged constitutional and civil rights violations, state and federal immunity issues, police liability, employment law and contract issues. He also conducts workplace investigations and provides workplace training and counseling for public and private employees regarding federal and state labor and employment laws.

Meyer graduated, magna cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2011. While there, he received numerous academic awards, including the State Bar of Michigan Tax Student Achievement Award. He received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Michigan State University in 2008.

Plunkett Cooney’s Governmental Law Practice Group includes the talents of approximately 20 attorneys across the states of Michigan and Ohio. The group members provide an array of litigation and direct representation services, including particular expertise in the areas of First Amendment violations, discrimination in employment, civil rights, premises liability, police misconduct, excessive force, zoning and land use, election law and many others.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also recently selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Meyer joining Plunkett Cooney’s Governmental Law Practice Group, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Practice Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

 

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American Society of Employers (ASE) releases 2019 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey

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By: American Society of Employers

 

American Society of Employers (ASE) releases 2019 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey

 

30% of organizations have increased their efforts to recruit new college graduates in 2019.

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

Livonia, Mich. —March 26, 2019 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, released the organization’s 2019 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey today. 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, “The data shows that college graduates have higher expectations for career growth and work environment than they do for compensation.  Employers must realize that it takes more than fair and competitive compensation to create an engaging employee experience and retain these new workers.”

115 companies responded to the 2019 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey.  The majority (76%) of the respondents have under 500 employees.  Just over 80% of respondents are located in the metro Detroit region with 51.3% of those classified as automotive suppliers.

2019 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey Highlights:

  • Nearly three out of four (74%) respondents say their company has hired, or plans to hire, a recent college graduate in 2019, similar to what was reported in 2018.
    • 30% of the companies have increased their hiring efforts for college graduates this year compared to last year, an increase of 7% from 2018.
  • The data suggests that the top five in-state institutions Michigan organizations actively recruit from are: 1) University of Michigan; 2) Michigan State University; 3) Oakland University; 4) Lawrence Technological University; 5) Kettering University.
  • The top three most popular technical Bachelor-degree disciplines hired in the past year were: 1) Mechanical Engineering; 2) Electrical Engineering; 3) Computer Science.
  • The top three most popular non-technical Bachelor-degree disciplines hired in the past year were: 1) HR/Labor Relations; 2) Finance; 3) Accounting
  • The top three knowledge/skill factors organizations consider when making hiring decisions, in order, are: related coursework; computer skills; and internship/work experience.
  • The top three perceived shortcomings of recent college graduates are: 1) career expectations (62%); 2) adaptation to work environment (60%); 3) compensation expectations (53%).
  • Of the six disciplines named above (Accounting, Finance, HR/Labor Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science) the highest starting salaries went to the engineering disciplines.  The average starting salary for Electrical Engineering was $68,330; and for Mechanical Engineering the average was $66,305.  Finance came in at $53,981; Computer Science $53,445; HR/Labor Relations $49,144, and Accounting came in at $44,646.
  • 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 $17.84 an hour and $16.20 for a non-technical field; the average hourly rate for a college junior in a technical field is $16.72 an hour and $15.17 for a non-technical field.

Pricing

  • This survey is available free of charge to ASE members and for $525 to non-members.

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

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American Society of Employers (ASE) Welcomes Four New Board Members

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By: American Society of Employers (ASE)

 

American Society of Employers (ASE) Welcomes Four New Board Members

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

Livonia, Mich. —March 26, 2019 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has added four new members to their Board of Directors for 2019.  One member resigned.

New Board Members

  • Elliott Forsyth, Vice President, Business Operations, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
  • Laura A. Jones, HR Director, Global Cadillac, General Motors
  • Ron Moran, Vice President, Ghafari Associates, LLC
  • Sarah Orwig, Director, HR Business Operations, Product Development, Ford Motor Company

Board Member Resignation

  • Neil Marchuk, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Arconic, Inc.

The changes were announced by ASE President & CEO Mary E. Corrado.  “ASE is pleased to welcome these highly regarded new board members. Their breadth of knowledge and experience will help ASE continue to grow as we have for 117 years,” stated Corrado.

In addition to the board changes, Sandy Selewski, Chief Human Resources Officer at Zeal Credit Union joined the American Society of Employers Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.

 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.

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Mapping out Wellness: Keeping employees healthy and the c-suite happy

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By: Sterling Insurance Group

 

You’re invited to join us on April 23rd!

 

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Sterling Insurance Group is proud to present Mapping out Wellness: Keeping employees healthy and the c-suite happy

You’re cordially invited to join Sterling Insurance Group as Senior Benefits Consultant – Brad Richards – leads a discussion exploring the many facets of workplace wellness: what wellness can look like, using wellness as a hiring and retention tool and tried and true methods to keep employees healthy and engaged. Often the most simple wellness tools are at an HR professional’s fingertips – without them knowing.

Join us as Brad uses his more than 20 years of expertise in the area to address best practices for the many facets – and benefits – of a comprehensive wellness program.

DETAILS:

  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
  • 8-9:30 am
  • Automation Alley (2675 Bellingham Dr, Troy, MI 48083)
  • Fee: this event is *free* but we ask that you RSVP (Click Here) ahead of time!

 

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American Society of Employers (ASE) releases their first Workplace Flexibility Survey

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By: American Society of Employers (ASE) 

 

American Society of Employers (ASE) releases their first Workplace Flexibility Survey
The first edition of this new survey reveals that a majority of Michigan employers offer flexible work arrangements.

 

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

Livonia, Mich. —March 19, 2019 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, released the organization’s first ever Workplace Flexibility Survey today. With work/life balance an ever-growing concern for both employers and employees, ASE surveyed Michigan employers to see how they are providing flexible work arrangements to stay competitive.

The results were released by ASE’s president and CEO, Mary E. Corrado, who stated, “Companies big and small are realizing that they need to offer flexible workplace arrangements to suit various employee needs and remain competitive.  Our data shows that a majority of Michigan employers offer flexible solutions for employees. New technologies that enhance communication and collaboration have removed some of the barriers that existed in the past.”

Survey Highlights

  • A majority of responding organizations (66%) offer some kind of flexible work arrangement to their employees.
  • The most prevalent flexible work arrangement offered by organizations was flexible hours/flextime (83%).  This was followed by telecommuting, with 62% offering the benefit, and 46% allowing part-time schedules.
  • In organizations that utilize flexible hours/flextime most allow employees to have varied start and end times (96%).  However, most organizations require employees to be present for core hours (79%).
  • Telecommuting arrangements are most frequently at the discretion of the manager (79%) and are offered on an ad-hoc basis (77%).
  • Technology has made telecommuting more efficient and viable.  54% of respondents indicate using some form of collaboration software and another 52% indicate utilizing some form of video conferencing.  Instant messaging, popularized in the mid and late 90’s, was utilized by 75% of those surveyed.
  • 11% of organizations offer paid parental leave beyond FMLA, short-term disability, or what is required by law.
    • For birth mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents most organizations gave employees their full pay while on the parental leave.
  • 18% of organizations offer summer/seasonal hours and majority of them use a compressed workweek (38%).  The most popular form of the compressed work week is a 4/40 schedule where employees work four 10-hour days a week.

Background information on the survey

  • 173 total participants
  • Organizations with one to 500 Michigan employees made up 85% of the survey sample, while organizations with 501 to 1,000 Michigan employees represented 5.8% of the sample. The remaining 9.2% of the sample comes from organizations with over 1,000 Michigan employees.
  • Of the 173 participants 41% are classified as Automotive Suppliers.
  • Almost 80% of the sample are in the Detroit Metro Region.

Pricing

  • To obtain copies of ASE’s 2018 Workplace Flexibility Survey members should visit their Dashboard on the ASE website or contact ASE’s Compensation and Benefits Surveys department at surveys@aseonline.org or 248.223.8051. These surveys are available free of charge to ASE members and for $525 to non-members.

 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.

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Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital: “HR Strategy with L&D Implications”

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By Association for Talent Development (ATD) 

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital: “HR Strategy with L&D Implications”

ATD April Event

Presentation by:

Patrick Payne & Eddie Rayborn Jr.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Human Resources Department

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:30PM – 8:30PM

Location:

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
(Demonstration Kitchen)
6777 W Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Program Summary:

In this special on-site dinner meeting, ATD Detroit members and guests will receive a presentation from the Human Resources Department at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in their renowned Demonstration Kitchen. They will share highlights on their new “True North” strategic direction and its implications for the learning and development area of Human Resources. Attendees will learn about HF University and other initiatives that promote Henry Ford Health System’s goal to create unique solutions for patients, empower employees and provide hope. The event will also include a short tour of the hospital for attendees. We look forward to you joining us for this special event.

Agenda: 

5:30pm – 6:00pm  Registration/Networking
5:45pm – 6:15pm  Dinner & Networking
6:20pm – 8:15pm  Tour* & Presentation

*Must be present by 6:00pm in order to participate in the tour.

Registration:

  • ATD Detroit Member – $25.00
  • New Student Member – $45.00
  • Non-Member – $40.00
  • Special Rate ATD Ann Arbor Member – $25.00  

 

ATD Detroit CONFIRMATION/CANCELLATION POLICY:

Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted. Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Thursday, April 4th. Cancellations received prior to this time/date can be 1) refunded to the credit card less a $5 processing fee or 2) transferred to the next scheduled ATD Detroit meeting date.

Refunds after this date cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

ATD Detroit RECORDED CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

Registration and attendance at ATD Detroit meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow ATD Detroit to use and distribute the registrant or attendee’s image, voice or name in photographs, video, electronic reproductions, and audio files or podcasts of such events and activities.