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Monthly Archive: October 2019

What is the Employee Handbook’s Purpose in the Digital age

Whether you’re an avid reader of our blog, or just drop in from time to time, there’s no escaping our stance on employee handbooks: They are important, they are necessary, and you’re going to need one in order to do business of …

Are your Benefit Offerings Ready for a New Decade?

When the ball drops on December 31st, we’ll not only be ushering in a new year, but also welcoming a new decade. So, what bad benefits habits should you be leaving in the ‘teens and which new ones should you be promoting …

Do These 4 Things to Make Enrollment Easier

Following on from our previous post about the benefits of benefits shopping, we wanted to highlight the four most important things you can do now to make enrollment season run more smoothly.   But first, a quick note. While we realize that …

5 Factors: How to Choose the Right PEO in 2020

Finding someone to entrust the “people part” of your business is no small task. While there are so many pros associated with outsourcing your HR services to a PEO, there are plenty of opportunities for pitfalls if you don’t choose the right …

Does all This Stuff Need to be in the Employee Handbook

If you’ve been reading our blogs for a while, then you know we love a good ol’ fashioned employee handbook. Here at Abel, we have a whole team dedicated to crafting the perfect handbook for your company. A handbook that includes all …

Harassment: Not Just a Buzzword, It’s Liability

The continued momentum of the #metoo movement has made workplace harassment a buzzword not just thrown around by your surly HR rep, but one that we are all acutely aware of. However, the term shouldn’t be relegated to just a buzzword given …

It’s Almost Holiday Time: HR Pitfalls to Think About (Awareness stage, small biz)

Big-box stores already have Christmas decorations out among the Halloween décor, so this is a reminder that it is time to start planning the annual holiday party. The time-honored tradition of the company holiday party is an opportunity to not only thank …

What is the Key to Employee Retention?

A staggering 3.5 million Americans quit their job EACH MONTH in 2008—marking the highest rate of turnover since the oh-so-fun recession of 2001, according to a recent report from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics. Further, analysts believe that the trend will …

Analyzing the Dreaded Task of Benefits Shopping

Each year, you get the notice that it’s time to select your benefits offerings for the year. And each year, you probably put it off until the last possible moment for a variety of reasons: It’s overwhelming, it’s boring, it’s not a …

FMLA: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?

As we’ve mentioned before, HR professionals love to use acronyms. One that you might hear getting tossed around a lot is “FMLA.” But what is it? Who can use it and under what circumstances? And how on earth do you go about …
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