HR Scoop


Published 12/31/2019

HOPES FOR 2020     According to studies, fully 80% of New Year's resolutions go by the wayside within several weeks.   Psychology today, in an article "Why New Year's Resolutions Fail" delves into the reasons why. The four most common reasons revolve around what you are (or are not) doing to make them happen. Your goals aren't clear You feel overwhelmed You feel discouraged You're not ready to change   Another reason for failure is that we neglect to consider all aspects of our lives, and how they impact everything else. If our resolutions focus on business success, can we achieve our goals if our personal life is a train...

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the ASN Family

Published 12/25/2019

  FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS     All of us at ASN are grateful for the trust and support of every client and every employee that have been part of our story since we first started.   As we welcome a new decade, we seek to re-dedicate ourselves to your success and growth. When you succeed, we succeed. Together, let's make 2020 a great year for all.

Working for a purpose is especially important for millennials.

Published 11/18/2019

Working for a purpose is especially important for millennials.      During times of high unemployment, employers are in the driver's seat. “Don’t like your job? Fine, try and find something else”. However, the last time we had this type of economy was in 2009, when in October of that year,unemployment in the U.S. topped out at 10%. Since then, the economy has been on a roll. And with this prolonged state of jobs chasing people, it’s the employees who are in the catbird seat. (The phrase derives from the commoncatbird's habit of making mocking calls from a secluded perch.) But enough with ornithology.   Common wisdom today...

Fraud and Hunger

Published 11/06/2019

If people did not prefer reaping to sowing, there would not be a hungry person in the land. - Author Unknown     Being hungry and poor in America isn’t a crime. For many Americans it’s a fact of life. According to Feeding America, 37 million people in the U.S. struggle with hunger, which, not in coincidently, is the same number of people living in poverty. In 2019, most families living in poverty earn less than $25, 759 per year.   The term “food insecurity” is often used in regards to these families, and is “described as household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to...

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Published 10/31/2019

Every business would love to have a dream that brings in millions of dollars.   A dream team that is so successful that it puts your business name up in lights.   If you had such a dream team, you would do everything possible to share your success with them. Big salaries, bonuses, promotions, the works.   But wait – there is an organization (a nonprofit no less) that has not one, but dozens of these dream teams. In fact, these dream teams brought in $ 1.1 billion in 2017.   So what do the members of these dream teams get in return?   Let’s see – they don’t get...