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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) Holds Inaugural AA/EEO Diversity Conference – High Level Speakers Present – Harassment a Key Topic

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, held its inaugural the AA/EEO & Diversity Conference.

Just over 100 HR professionals attended the conference on November 15th. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair, U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission, opened the conference. Commissioner Lipnic discussed the 2017 EEOC Performance Report, the efficiencies of the agency’s new online intake system, and the dramatic reduction of the backlog of cases. Acting Chair Lipnic also stated that sexual harassment charges are growing fast and they’ve seen a significant uptick in the amount of web page visits to guidelines surrounding harassment. Later in the day, Gail Cober, Director of Detroit’s EEOC Field Office, presented on Retaliation in the Workplace. She stated that retaliation is the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination and has doubled since 1998.

Other key speakers included Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch, Member, Clark Hill, who covered how harassment has been a hot issue in the workplace and how to combat it; Candee Chambers, Executive Director at DirectEmployers, who gave an OFCCP update and discussed how the current leadership vacuum is allowing OFCCP to continue to pursue cases as it had under the Obama administration; Susan DeClercq, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Michelle P. Crockett, Principal and Director of Professional Development, Miller Canfield, discussed topics related to the Department of Justice including USERRA, immigration, ADA, and Title Vll; Annette Tyman, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, covered the quickly changing landscape of pay disparity laws followed by Patrick Nooren, Executive Vice President, Biddle Consulting Group, provided methodology to identify pay disparity; Bill Osterndorf, President of HR Analytics, covered local and state affirmative action requirements; David Goldstein, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, discussed how much has and hasn’t changed since the OFCCP implemented the Internet Applicant Rule in 2006; Tiffany Buckley-Norwood, Principal, Jackson Lewis, spoke on the issues arising from the intersection of the ADA, Workers Compensation, and FMLA; and Haven Cockerham, President, Cockerham and Associates, focused on diversity and inclusion framework that participants can implement at their employers.

The day ended with John Fox, Partner at Fox, Wang & Morgan, P.C., who presented leading edge thinking around OFCCP’s current approach to statistical analysis and provided pointers on how to be proactive in compliance.

“ASE was very pleased with the turnout for this new event. The caliber of speakers sets this conference apart from many others. Attendees were very engaged and left with the most up to date federal and state compliance updates,” stated Mary E. Corrado, ASE President and CEO.

For information on future ASE events, please visit www.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 17 New Members

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, announces 17 organizations joined ASE as members during the third quarter of 2017. The organizations are:

• ATS Printing is a volume apparel decorator specializing in screen printing, embroidery, and digital printing located in Bay City, MI.
• Banner Engineering is a global leader in industrial automation, developing smart sensor solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) headquartered in Plymouth, MN.
• BMI Mobile Imaging provides high quality mobile diagnostics services geared specifically to the needs of homebound and non-ambulatory patients and is headquartered in Southfield, MI.
• Consolidated Agencies is an independent insurance agency located in Birmingham, MI, representing various insurance companies.
• Die Services International, formerly Republic Die & Tool Company, is a stamping and assembly facility located in Belleville, MI.
• DSA Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of hardware and software systems for electrical and electronic testing of vehicle components located in Troy, MI.
• Kistler Instrument Corporation is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration located in Novi, MI.
• Irvin Automotive Products is an automotive interior trim and seating material manufacturer based in Pontiac, MI.
• Samsung SDI America, Inc. is a global leader and creator of energy and materials solutions located in Auburn Hills, MI.
• Smith Brothers Tool Company is a manufacturer of a variety of tool fabrication solutions for the Aerospace, Defense, Automotive and Power & Energy Industries located in Shelby Township, MI.
• Spider Development is a web development company located in Waterford, MI.
• StarrVista, Inc. is a care management organization that offers a system of services designed to invest resources of time, energy and people in the lives of youth and their families. They are located in Detroit, MI.
• Synergy Computer Solutions, Inc. is a comprehensive IT professional services provider performing highly effective custom software development, application maintenance, and complete IT strategic staffing located in Bingham Farms, MI.
• The Allen Law Group, PC is a Detroit-based law firm serving the increasingly diverse needs of the private and public sector.
• The Tetra Corporation is a leading in-office dispensed pharmaceutical provider in the podiatric and dermatological physician office space located in Eaton Rapids, MI.
• Total Door Systems is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of integrated door systems and related technology located in Waterford, MI.
• WABCO North America, LLC is a global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles located in Rochester Hills, MI.

ASE president & CEO, Mary E. Corrado, made the announcement and stated, “ASE welcomes our 17 newest members, and we look forward to providing them services that grow their bottom line and enhance their talent for years to come.”


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’s) Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey results for second quarter 2017 shows declining optimism among Michigan employers

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

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

• Michigan employers have grown less optimistic about the future business outlook compared to data collected earlier this year:
o According to this most recent survey, the percentage of employers who anticipate improvements to future business conditions is at its second lowest point since 2009 at 26%.
o The percentage of employers who report that their future business outlook has worsened compared to the previous six months is at its highest point since 2009 at 17%.
• Despite the less optimistic business outlook, the six month employment outlook remains largely unchanged from data collected in the previous quarter. 86% of organizations expect hiring levels to stay the same or increase compared to the past six months. Nearly a quarter of employers anticipated increased hiring compared to the previous six months.
• Personal reasons and advancement and promotion opportunities continue to be the two highest cited reasons for voluntary separations at 48% and 44% respectively.
• Exempt turnover was at an all-time high in May at 2.83%. This typically peaks in the 2nd or 3rd quarter.

The survey results were announced by ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado. “The data shows that employers may be experiencing some economic headwinds curbing the expectation of future growth. This is the result of rapidly changing and uncertain political and policy changes. However, the employment indicators suggest that most Michigan businesses are maintaining, or increasing, hiring levels in order to meet demands,” she stated.

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

• 121 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 3.3% of the sample. The remaining 11.6% 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 62% of the survey sample.

To obtain a copy of ASE’s 2017 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second 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
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, Communications Manager, ASE, 248.223.8040, hnezich@aseonline.org

American Society of Employers (ASE) Announces New CFO

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, announces that Tracy Neil, CPA, MBA, MST, had joined ASE as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), replacing Gary Lovio who retired after 12 years of service. The announcement was made by ASE CEO Mary E. Corrado.

“Tracy has a wealth of experience, and we are very happy to have him on board,” Corrado said. “He has jumped right in and is already making an impact with his financial expertise. I look forward to working closely with him in the coming years.”

Prior to joining ASE, Neil served as the VP of Finance for GDI Integrated Facility Services. Before that, from 2014-2016 he was the Chief Financial Officer for Burroughs, an ASE member, where he employed best practices in cash and liquidity management. Neil started his successful career at McKesson Pharmacy Systems. He was recognized for providing proactive insights, interpretations of financial results, and partnered with all constituents to drive operational and financial results.

“I am pleased to be part of a non-profit organization with a long tradition of being a trustworthy human resource advocate that drives innovative approaches addressing human resource issues,” Neil said.

In addition, Neil is an active board member and past chapter president of Financial Executives International (FEI) and a board member for Samaritan Counseling Services.

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.