When did employee appreciation become just another Millennial thing?

Employee appreciation — is it just a modern-day buzz phrase or something that most companies have been missing all along? As Millennials have begun to infiltrate the workforce, phrases such as “employee appreciation,” “employee engagement,” and “company loyalty” have popped up in publications and social media feeds all over...

Cultures Driven by Business: Ideo, Wawa and Netflix

MEA Members heard from two leading economists/forecasters over the past 3 months.  Both project strong economies for the next several years which will have an impact on salaries (rising as critical resources become more scarce) and the face of the workforce as more Baby Boomers feel confident enough to...

Can Wellness at Work Work?

With the continued focus on rising Healthcare costs and the impact of the Affordable Care Act, many leaders question whether Wellness works.  Recently, MEA held sessions with Dr. Dee Edington, author of Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy and a leading national researcher on Wellness.  His ideas...

NAM Releases Manufacturers’ Growth Agenda

In an effort to best serve our Manufacturing Member Companies, we’d like to pass on this release from the National Association of Manufacturers: “Manufacturing is in the spotlight as policymakers continue to realize our significant role in driving economic growth. Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is releasing...

What are your Workforce New Year’s Resolutions?

  Happy 2013 to MEA Members!  As you plan for 2013, have you made any workforce resolutions?  2012 was a year where workforce changes became more apparent and real.  We now know that healthcare reform is here to stay, Millennials will make up 50% of our workforce in less...

Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council Report Released

On Tuesday, I attended one of the events announcing the release of the Report and Recommendations of the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council (“Council”).   The Council, comprised of 24 members from a diverse cross section of manufacturing interests across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was formed by Governor Tom Corbett in...

Recap of One Page Talent Management Briefings

On May 9th, MEA sponsored presentations by Marc Effron, author of the Harvard Business review best selling book One Page Talent Management to more than 80 Human Resource professionals and CEO’s.  The reviews were highly favorable across the board. Marc has spent many years as a Talent expert inside...

Employee Engagement: Why it Matters

Many of you have heard the phrase “Employee Engagement” and may think it is just another HR phrase or idea of the day. Please take a minute to read this and reconsider your view. There is significant research over the past 15 years to support the view that companies...

Happy New Year from MEA

I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday season. The team at MEA is excited to begin 2012 with a flourish. Let me highlight some exciting happenings for our Members. New MEA website is live! Make sure to check out our new website which can still be found at www.meainfo.org. Here...