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Labor Departments Releases Semi-Annual To-Do List

A number of labor-focused federal agencies last week released their semi-annual regulatory agendas, which offer insight into their plans for the next few months and beyond. Below is a quick run-down of the goals that will matter the most to you: The …

Four Phrases You Need to Strike From Your Next Performance Review Conversation

Providing performance reviews can be stressful – regardless of whether the evaluation is positive or negative (but especially so if you fear that your feedback isn’t going to be taken favorably). However, these check-ins are a critical part of being a manager …

How to Reduce Stress for HR Professionals

Talk to just about any HR professional and they’ll be sure to tell you that their job isn’t always – ever? – all rainbows and unicorns. Instead, the job of the human resource professional is both stressful in its own right, and …

Abel HR & Creative Marketing Alliance Celebrate Anniversaries Helping Others

Companies Collect Food to Support Isles’ Youth Program CRANBURY & PRINCETON JUNCTION N.J. –Aug. 11, 2017—Abel HR, a full-service human resources company in Cranbury, and Creative Marketing Alliance, a strategic marketing and integrated communications company in Princeton Junction, collected food for donation …

A ringing success: For 25 years, Cranbury has had the back of Jim Bell Sr.

Jim Bell Sr. loves Cranbury and its people. The police officers and firefighters, the emergency medial technicians, just about everybody he has encountered as founder and CEO of Abel HR. That’s because Cranbury has always had Abel’s back. Read the full story in …

Memphis, Tenn. to Offer Student Loan Repayment Benefits

Depending on the line of work associated with your business, chances are a number of your workers have some degree of student loan debt. We’ve talked in the past about how some businesses have begun to offer student loan repayment as part …

Microsoft Ups Paid Leave Benefits for Caregivers

Earlier this month, we posted a blog about New York State’s new paid family leave benefits that will eventually entitle employees working for in-state companies to receive up to 12 weeks of leave for the birth of a child or to care …

The Importance of Employee Onboarding

In the HR field, much of the thrill of the chase comes from finding – and winning over – that one candidate who seems just perfect for the job. However, what is often overlooked is the process of onboarding, even though study …

New York State Begins to Phase in Nation’s Most Comprehensive Paid Family Leave Benefit

The nation’s first 12-week paid family leave policy is set to begin implementation next year in New York. While the state-wide program will be phased in beginning in 2018, payroll deductions for the leave benefit began at the beginning of July 2017. …

Three Interview Questions that Always Land HR in Trouble

We all know that there are certain types of questions that should never be asked in an interview, questions that could certainly land you in a ton of legal hot water. Just ask any HR rep and they’ll rattle off a list …

An ADA Accommodation Case That Actually Got Tossed Out

When it comes to lawsuits regarding accommodating employees with disabilities, we have learned time after time that in most cases, judges are going to do their best to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, a recent case proves that even …

How To Implement Change in Your Workplace

New research suggests that not only are we not generally a fan of change, but implementing a change – especially in the corporate world – is often far from successful. Specifically, the study by Towers Watson suggests that between 50 percent and …
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