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Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466,;
Wendy LoCicero, ASE, 248.223.8006,

Livonia, Mich. —Feb. 4, 2016 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will hold its 13th annual People, Profit, Progress Conference and Workshops on Thursday, March 17 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The event attracts more than 350 attendees and is the region’s largest one-day Human Resources conference. ASE CEO Mary E. Corrado notes that the role of HR is evolving, demanding a broader, more strategic approach to human resources management.

“This year’s conference acknowledges that shift,” Corrado said. “Some of the speakers will address traditional HR topics like compliance, solving people problems and building a positive culture. But other sessions will look at emerging issues such as using predictive analytics to tie HR strategy to business outcomes, and employee engagement data to the realization of the organization’s vision.”

Keynote speakers are Jennifer McClure, founder of Unbridled Talent, and Todd Henry, founder of Accidental Creative.

Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of three books: The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership and passion for work. Die Empty was named by as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Louder Than Words, is about how to develop an authentic voice that resonates and creates impact. His keynote address is titled Passion for Work(life).

McClure is a sought-after speaker and business advisor who combines her expertise as a business leader, Human Resources executive, executive recruiter and executive coach with practical strategies to help leaders increase their impact, grow their influence and deliver results in their careers and in their organizations. Her keynote is titled The Future of HR: Four Keys for Creating Competitive Advantage through Innovative People Strategies.

Conference topics and breakout sessions include:
• Taking the Mystery out of Mobile Recruiting
• Ignorance is Not Bliss: Staying on Top of the Changing Legal Landscape
• Key Human Resource Trends and Priorities for 2016
• Creating Manager Accountability for Employee Development
• Seeing the Future Using Predictive Analytics
• Why Employees Sue: A Live Debate Between Management-side and Employee-side Attorneys
• Techniques to Build a Culture of Collaboration
• Talent Shortages & Skills Gaps: 5 Ways to Win the War For Talent
• Demystifying Engagement Data: Moving from Numbers to Insight to Action
• Manage Your Problem Employees Without Losing Your Mind
• Building an HR Strategy
• Hello ‘Stay Interviews’, Goodbye Talent Loss

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