Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Astronology - A Look Back at All That Happened in 2008

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Volume IX
Issue 24
January 27, 2009
Dear Andrew,

Astron Solutions provides high-quality, low-cost, innovative human resources consulting services to organizations like yours. Call us for advice, innovative program design, and user-friendly Web/PC based software.

10th Anniversary
Last Thursday, January 22nd marked Astron Solutions 10th anniversary. We would like to thank everybody who visited all of us at the office to help us celebrate this wonderful occasion. And we just want to send out our sincerest thanks for making all of this possible! The continued support of Astron has been amazing, and we hope to be able to say this again in January of 2019 for the 20th Anniversary!

Also, keep an eye out for special 10th Anniversary events all throughout 2009!
Fact or Fiction?
Fact or fiction: Men own the germiest places in the office.

Fiction (We were surprised too.)

Women's office spaces are three to four times germier than their male counterparts' office space. How is this possible? Well, women tend to have more stuff in general on and around their desk and workspace. More stuff translates to more potential places with germs.

There were over 100 surfaces tested for germs. Here are a few examples of which gender has it worse:
   - Telephone: Women had more germs than men
   - Mouse: Again, women more germs than the men
   - Desk (the actual desk surface): Men more germs than the women

For the full article and a listing of the most common items in a workspace, click here.

The Astron Road Show

Trade show season is inching ever closer...grab your calendars and mark Astron's first Road Show events of 2009. Our first show of the New Year is in Houston, TX. National Director, Michael Maciekowich, will be presenting at the Houston Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration held on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. For more information, please click here.

Astron's next show is held in Albany, NY as part of the Capital Regional Human Resource Association (CRHRA) on March 19th. Director of Client Services Paul Hart Miller will be there meeting and greeting.

Then on April 28th through April 30th, Astron Solutions will be exhibiting AND presenting at the SHRM Staffing Management Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, National Director Jennifer C. Loftus will be giving a presentation and meeting with the attendees at our exhibit booth.

As more details and shows become available, we will surely pass them along.

We hope to see you there!

A Look Back at All That Happened in 2008

20092008 was a memorable year for human resource professionals. There were far more challenging events in 2008 than in many prior years. The events of 2008 have also altered numerous human resource strategies for years to come. Below is a summary of some of the key events we'll be discussing for years to come....more

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Looking for a top-notch presenter for your human resource organization's meeting?  Both Jennifer Loftus and Michael Maciekowich present highly-rated sessions on a variety of compensation and employee retention issues.  For more information, send an e-mail to info@astronsolutions.com.

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