ASE’s Annual HR Conference and Workshops will take place March 15 in Novi, MI.

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest 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.

American Society of Employers’ (ASE’s) Talent Symposium on Aug. 11 will explore how leadership development, collaborative cultures, and learning-focused workplaces encourage employee attraction and retention

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, announces its Talent Symposium will be held on Aug. 11 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy. The day-long event, back for a second year following a robust attendance at its 2015 debut, was created in response to ASE member interest in a variety of talent attraction and retention issues. The Symposium announcement was made by ASE CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“We field ASE member queries every day about a variety of HR issues, and talent acquisition and retention are consistently near the top of the list,” Corrado said. “Building on last year’s inaugural event, ASE’s Talent Symposium will explore several facets of talent attraction and retention, including the role that workplace culture, collaboration and learning opportunities play in the talent arena.”

The Talent Symposium will feature a morning and afternoon keynote speaker. The morning speaker is Aaron Olson, MSEd, Chief Talent Officer at Aon in Chicago, an instructor at Northwestern University, and author of Leading with Strategic Thinking. Olson will speak on Developing Strategic Leadership: The Key to Competing. The afternoon keynote is Dr. Starr Shafer, President at StarResults. With a background in training and global initiatives, Dr. Shafer will speak on the topic, Develop Your Employees or Someone Else Will.

Other highlights of the event include the following breakout sessions and panel discussions:

• Attract the Right Talent
• Building Agility on Old Foundations Won’t Work
• Learn Emotional Intelligence
• Building Compelling Employee Value Propositions
• Distribute Leadership to Strengthen Your Organization
• Build a Radically Collaborative Workplace
• Grow your Own Talent
• Inclusion is Good Business
• Develop a Learning Culture

The ASE Talent Symposium on Aug. 11 begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. For a complete conference agenda, registration and pricing 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.