American Society of Employers (ASE) presents annual Employment Law Conference on August 15th

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

Livonia, Mich. —July 16, 2019 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will update attendees on the latest employment law trends and regulations at its annual Employment Law Conference to be held Thursday, August 15, at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

“The legal landscape for employers is ever changing,” stated Corrado. “This conference provides updates and guidance on today’s employment trends and how to be more effective and compliant in day-to-day HR activities. All sessions are led by leading lawyers in Southeast Michigan.”

The Employment Law Conference will feature a legislative update on Federal and State laws, attorney-led panel for an “Ask the Panel” session, and specialized breakout sessions that give the latest updates on the laws and regulations that impact the day-to-day employer/employee relationship. Sessions will include:

• Legislative Update: Federal and Michigan
• Keeping up with Equal Pay and Pay Disparity Laws
• Biometrics and Employer Liability
• Immigration Compliance and Enforcement
• When Employee Rights Collide: LGBT Rights Under the Law
• The Trump NLRB – The Dos and Don’ts That All Employers Must Know About!
• Accommodations Galore: ADA, Pregnancy, USERRA, Religion and More
• Ask the Panel: Everything You Wanted to Know from Your Legal Counsel and Didn’t Want to Pay For
• A Survival Guide to Understanding Risk in the Age of AI
• How to Manage Paid Sick Leaves
• #MeToo in Today’s Workplace

Law firms presenting include Clark Hill PLC; Ogletree Deakins; Fragomen; Nemeth Law PC; Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC; Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Seyfarth Shaw; Jackson Lewis PC; and Jacqulyn G. Schulte, PLC.

For a complete Employment Law Conference agenda and registration information, please visit https://www.aseonline.org/Conferences-Events/Employment-Law. Early bird registration ends July 20th.

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.

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

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.
o 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.

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

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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) announces job fair for veterans and individuals with disabilities on August 23 in Southfield

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will co-host a Veteran’s Job Fair on Thursday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southfield Pavilion. In addition, resume and interviewing workshops will be available starting at 8:00 a.m.

Joining ASE as co-hosts are the Michigan Industry Liaison Group (MILG), Detroit VA Healthcare System, Southfield Veterans’ Commission, Oakland County Michigan Works, and Michigan Rehabilitation Services. Ally and New Horizons are event sponsors. Chemical Bank, Cooper Standard, Federal Mogul, Henry Ford Health System, ITC, Kelly Services, and Logicalis are contributing sponsors.

The job fair is open to all, but is targeted to military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and their families. The event is free to both employers and job seekers.

ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado, made the announcement and stated, “ASE is pleased to co-host the Veterans Job Fair again this year. With the focus on veterans and individuals with disabilities, two underserved populations, our goal is to ensure that doors are open and welcoming for these two communities.”

The Southfield Pavilion is located at 26000 Evergreen Rd Southfield, MI 48076. Registration for employers can be found on the ASE website. Participants interested in attending can visit the MILG website for additional information or to register (not mandatory).


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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) Releases 2018 Compensation Survey Results

HR, Medical, and Engineering Fields See the Highest Increases in Wages

The American Society of Employers (ASE), an employer association serving Michigan employers for 115 years, released the organization’s 2018 Compensation Survey results yesterday at its Compensation and Benefits Conference. It’s the 66th year that ASE has published the annual survey. The findings were released by Mary E. Corrado, president and CEO of ASE.

“Despite historically low unemployment rates, we have yet to see the broad-based wage increases we were anticipating. This trend may signal that employers have shed their reliance on base pay as the sole mechanism to attract and retain talent. It may also signal that the Great Recessions continues to cast a long shadow over employers,” stated Corrado. “However, despite the muted wage growth, the truth may be in the details. A deeper analysis of the data does highlight pockets of wage growth where workforce dynamics like employee turnover and a lack of qualified talent may have lifted salaries for some.”

2018 Survey Demographics

A total of 354 companies, 56.4% 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 2018. Nearly 60% of the respondents are classified as non-automotive suppliers, and 476 jobs were reported on. 82.5% of the organizations that responded have 1-500 employees.

2018 ASE compensation survey highlights:
• Average merit increases for all job families is projected to be slightly below 3% at 2.93% for 2018.
• Organizations offering variable or incentive pay showed a slight decline to 81% in 2018 compared to 84% in 2017.
• Several fields witnessed average wage increases of 3.5% and higher, with Human Resources at 3.9%, Engineering Support at 3.87%, Medical at 3.75%, and Design/Drafting at 3.5%.
• Entry and Lead/Sr. engineering roles’ average wage increases (3.7%) are growing at a faster rate than middle level roles (2.1%).

• The Information Systems job family has seen a 13.8% increase in wage growth over the past five years.

• Emerging jobs include Data Architect at $114,658 annual salary, Statistician at $89,345, Data Analyst, Sr. at $91,303, and Data Analyst at $54,241.

For more information and to download the survey infographic, please visit https://www.aseonline.org/images/marketing/CompSurvey2018.pdf . To obtain a copy of the 2018 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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) Welcomes 16 New Members

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 for 115 years, announces 16 organizations joined ASE as members during the first quarter of 2018. The organizations are:

• CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region, a leader in children’s’ advocacy, located in Saginaw and Bay City, MI, working to address children’s and families’ needs and create a better community for children.

• City of Mount Pleasant, a city in central Michigan with over 26,000 residents and home to Central Michigan University.

• Flint Cultural Center Corporation, a nonprofit organization committed to making sure the Flint Cultural Center continues to be a vibrant and comfortable gathering place.

• Gerdau Special Steel, a manufacturer of engineered steel bars located in Jackson, MI.

• GNS – Merit Technologies Worldwide, a full-service supplier of metal formed parts and assemblies located in Canton, MI.

• Hollingsworth, a lead logistics provider to the manufacturing and distribution communities that is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

• Hosco Holdings, a manufacturer and global marketer of smooth bore, “cavity-free” stainless steel fittings and accessories designed specifically for the use in manual or automated paint circulating and application finishing systems located in Wixom, MI.

• Ideal Contracting, a certified minority (MBE) General Contractor/Construction Manager headquartered in Detroit, MI.

• John N. Santeiu & Son, Inc., a family owned and operated full service funeral home in Garden City, MI.

• MacDermid Enthone, a division of MacDermid Performance Solutions that provides chemical process solutions and materials that enhance the products people use every day. They are located in Ferndale, MI.

• MidMichigan Community Health Services, a federally qualified rural community health center (FQHC) based in Houghton Lake, MI.

• Morpace Inc, a top 50 international, full-service market research and consulting firm located in Farmington Hills, MI.

• North American Interconnect, a designer and manufacturer of integrated connectivity solutions for Industrial Technology, Medical, Telecom and Data industries located in Troy, MI.

• Presbyterian Villages of Michigan – Southfield, a premier senior living provider located in Southfield, MI.

• SER Metro Detroit, a multi-service, multi-state corporation that serves as a direct link to gainful employment of diverse populations. They are located in Detroit, MI.

• Transtar Autobody Technologies, a provider of body shop solutions in the automotive aftermarket located in Brighton, MI.

ASE president & CEO, Mary E. Corrado, made the announcement and stated, “ASE welcomes our newest members in this first quarter of 2018. We look forward to working with them and providing services and information to help them be the best employers they can be.”


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.

 

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

American Society of Employers (ASE) releases 2018 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, released the organization’s 2018 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, “Today’s employers must be able to attract these newest entrants to the workforce with competitive wages. They also must be prepared to help them adapt to the work environment and set clear career goals in order to retain these younger workers.”

164 companies responded to the 2018 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey. The average number of employees per participant was 827. 80% of respondents are located in the metro Detroit region with 49% of those classified as automotive suppliers.

2018 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey Highlights:
• Nearly three out of four (73%) respondents say their company has hired, or plans to hire, a recent college graduate in 2018, similar to what was reported in 2017.
o While the percentage of companies hiring a recent college graduate is similar to last year, less organizations are increasing their efforts to do so.

o 23% of the companies have increased their hiring efforts this year compared to last year, a decrease of 9% from 2017.

o Even though fewer companies are increasing their hiring efforts, the number of companies who decreased their efforts remains at 3%, and we instead saw an 8% increase in those whose efforts remained the same.

• 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) Michigan Technological 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) Computer Science
o The overall hiring of graduates with a Computer Science degree increased by 12% from last year.

• 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) tied between Finance and HR/Labor Relations
o The hiring of graduates with an HR/Labor Relations degree for companies with 1 to 100 employees went from 0% in 2017 to 14% this year.
• The top three knowledge/skill factors organizations consider when making hiring decisions, in order, are: 1) related coursework; 2) computer skills; 3) degree level.

• The top three perceived shortcomings of recent college graduates are: 1) adaptation to work environment (57%); 2) career expectations (56%); 3) compensation expectations (49%).

• Of the seven disciplines named above (Business Administration, 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 Mechanical Engineering was $65,160; and for Electrical Engineering the average was $58,865. Finance came in at $52,686; Computer Science came in at $52,513; Accounting came in at $51,733; Business Administration came in at $50,965; and HR/Labor Relations came in at $49,809.

• 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 $17.66 and $15.47 for a non-technical field; the average hourly rate for a college junior in a technical field is $16.46 and $14.70 for a non-technical field.

To obtain a copy of the 2018 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.


About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
Celebrating its 115th year of service, 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.

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

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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) Welcomes 19 New Members

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.

American Society of Employers’ Quarterly Economic Employment Survey Shows Business Outlook Among Michigan Employers Improving Slightly

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2017 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Third Quarter results.

Highlights of ASE’s 2017 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Third Quarter:

• Future business outlook improved slightly from the previous quarter, but is still less positive compared to data collected in late 2016 and early 2017:
o According to this most recent survey, the percentage of employers who anticipate improvements to future business conditions is just below 30%, up from 26% in the second quarter of 2017.
• The six-month employment outlook remains largely unchanged from data collected in the previous quarter. 89% of organizations expect hiring levels to stay the same or increase compared to the past six months. However, just 18% of respondents expect hiring will increase compared to previous six months.
• The number of hires for exempt level staff decreased in September to a rate of less than 1% after climbing for much of 2017.

The survey results were announced by ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado. “It is encouraging to see some positive movement in the future business outlook among Michigan employers. However, our data still shows that Michigan employers are reluctant, or unable, to increase hiring levels. With Michigan’s current unemployment rate now at 4.5%, this lag in hiring may be driven by a lack of supply rather than lack of need,” she stated.

Background information on the ASE 2017 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Third Quarter

• 126 organizations from across Michigan participated.
• Organizations with one to 500 Michigan employees made up more than 85% of the survey sample, while organizations with 501 to 1,000 Michigan employees represented 2.4% of the sample. The remaining 11.8% of the sample comes from organizations with more than 1,000 Michigan employees.
• A variety of industries are represented, with manufacturing organizations representing just over 60% of the survey sample.

To obtain a copy of ASE’s 2017 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Third Quarter, contact ASE’s Compensation and Benefits Surveys department at surveys@aseonline.org or 248.223.8051. This survey is available free of charge to ASE members and is $525 for non-members.


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.