Monthly Archives: June 2014

EctoHR fills new positions for the Detroit Land Bank Authority

June 30, 2014

When the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) needed to fill 44 new positions quickly last month, EctoHR, Inc. came to the rescue! With an infusion of $52M from the Hardest Hit Fund via HUD, the DLBA is in full-blown ramp up mode and EctoHR is part of the team helping it attack blight in the city of Detroit! Within three weeks of becoming the DLBA’s HR partner, EctoHR created, marketed, and staffed a job fair that resulted in the hiring of 20+ people in less than a two-week period. More positions will be filled over the next month from the ...

Talent Review – A start to succession planning and talent management

June 26, 2014

As employers grow and begin to mature, succession planning often becomes a talked about concept, but rarely does action follow the talk. It seems that business owners and executives often struggle with where to start and what to do, and ultimately end up in a position where they start the process too late. By following a Talent Review process, employers identify gaps in bench strength, focus areas for recruiting and development, and clarify replacement (hit-by-a-bus) planning needs. Regardless of the specific process or templates used, it is absolutely critical that the following are a part of any successful Talent Review ...

EctoHR’s Erica Gruss receives PHR certification

June 25, 2014

EctoHR, Inc. would like to recognize Erica Gruss for earning her PHR certification! “The Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) certification demonstrates mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations. The professionally relevant credential is for the HR professional who focuses on program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.” The PHR is highly respected within the HR industry and with an exam pass rate of only 60%, it is certainly a significant ...

EctoHR, Inc. welcomes Carolina Blanc!

June 25, 2014

EctoHR is pleased to announce the addition of Carolina Blanc to its internal team as an HR Coordinator. Carolina earned her Bachelor degree in Business Management and Communication from Eastern Michigan University and is currently pursuing a Master degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from EMU as well. She has over six years of experience in the customer service industry, including two in banking, and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. Carolina is from Argentina but has lived in Ann Arbor for eleven years. She and her husband, Anthony, have been greatly enjoying married ...

Be aware of employees’ reaction to heat

June 25, 2014

Most of the United States has been experiencing hotter than usual summer temperatures lately. Employers need to stay alert for signs of heat related illnesses in all workers – both outdoors and indoors. Prevention The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employers establish a heat-related-illness prevention program that includes advising workers to: • drink plenty of water, • acclimatize to weather conditions, • alternate schedules between work and rest breaks. NIOSH specifically extends this guidance to outdoor workers in agriculture, construction and other industries that expose workers to heat stress caused by great exertion and environmental ...