Abel HR Blog

States Ban Employers From Microchipping Their Workers

Talk about a headline right out of the future! Indeed, some business owners’ hopes of truly tracking their employees round-the-clock may have to be put on hold after Indiana became the latest state to ban employers from implanting tracking devices into their employees.  Slated to take effect July 1, the bill “prohibits employers from requiring employees to […]

How HR Can Facilitate The Return-to-Work Post-Covid 19

When it comes to returning to the office, which for many businesses, have stood largely empty for more than a year, we are going to have to navigate a new normal. The how, where, and even why we work have all shifted dramatically over the past 15 months, such that many workers are going to […]

Businesses Might Benefit From Federally Supported Apprenticeships

In a bid to build infrastructure and boost employment, the Biden administration is expected to launch a program that will create more than one million new apprenticeship opportunities. But is an apprenticeship program right for your company and if so, how do you get one off the ground at your business?   Ushered in as part of the […]

Why You Should Hire a Rule Breaker

Typically, when you hire a new employee, you seek out someone who will just fit right in with your existing company. You actively pursue someone who will acclimate to the cultural norms, sense the direction you want to go in, and generally go with the flow. But what if the alternative – in this case, […]

How to Find a Resolution During Employee Conflict

A conflict between employees can disrupt the workflow in your organization. In worst-case scenarios, this animosity between co-workers can reflect in client meetings or during a crucial time in your project. In short, negativity in the workplace won’t do anyone good. Employee conflicts are always on a down-low until either party runs out of patience.  […]

Summer dress down 2021

When our parents were living out their corporate dreams, soaring temperatures were no excuse to let the office dress code slide. However, nowadays, warmer weather outside of the office is typically accompanied by a more relaxed style of dress inside. But the loosening of the dress code rules doesn’t mean abandoning the whole concept of […]

Breaking Down Dress Codes

While many of us have spent the last year slumming it on the couch in our best pair of sweatpants, as the world reopens, so too must our wardrobes.  As such, we wanted to use this platform to remind folks of the rules when it comes to dressing for your return to the office. Now, […]

3 New Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team

A salesperson’s job includes a rigorous process to close deals. We know it takes time and effort to build rapport with clients. However, the closing deal rate is only 25% compared to the 100% effort your team puts into a prospect. It’s inevitable that your team will lose motivation along the way. If you want […]

When Should Employers Consider Lifting Mask Mandates

In a move that caught even health care professionals off guard, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week announced lifting the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals. In its guidance, the federal agency noted that if you have been fully vaccinated, “you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.” But before you get excited […]

Rethinking Benefits Packages For Remote Workers

One of the biggest changes to emerge from the pandemic is that we’ve all become rather tech-savvy remote workers. In fact, many businesses have found that these long-distance workers are so adept at working from their couches that they’re rethinking whether they need to bring folks back to their cubicles at all.  According to a Pew report, […]