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Your Employees are the People in the Neighborhood

Giving back to the community is an important aspect of being a business owner. In addition to encouraging your employees to support local causes, you can also give back in a significant way by supporting your employees who volunteer in the area, …

How is the Cannabis Landscape Affecting HR?

Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have taken steps to decriminalize the use of marijuana. While 10 states—Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington—and our nation’s capital have adopted laws legalizing recreational cannabis use, the other states …

5 Benefits of Hiring for Cultural Fit Versus Skill

When we post a help wanted ad, we typically put the skills that we want the potential hire to have front and center. This is especially true for highly skilled or niche jobs for which specific training is required in order for …

Effectively Return an Injured Employee Back to Work

In the immediate aftermath of an accident at work, there is a flurry of activity. The employee needs medical care, the supervisor needs to issue a report, the company needs to file a second report, and you need to begin the often …

Letting Go is Never Easy: 6 Ways to Make it Easier

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help you find a great candidate, how to set your new hire up for success, and how you can intervene early to try and save a flailing employee. But what if these efforts fall short – they …

After the Interview: Who Did I Just Hire?

You spent months looking for the perfect candidate with your offsite human resources experts at a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) like Abel HR. Together, you reviewed resumes, conducted interviews, and even extended an offer or two. Finally, you landed someone you and your company were …

What Should An Employee’s First Day Look Like?

You’ve sifted through resumes, you’ve sat through countless rounds of interviews, you’ve extended an offer, and you’ve lined up a start date. But now what? You want your new employee to have a fantastic first day – you want them to feel …

Attracting Top Talent is All in the Job Posting

Finding a candidate to fill a job opening often feels like trying to find a needle in a haystack. However, you know you can significantly streamline your search if you are able to curate a job description that attracts only the best, …

Four Steps to be a Better Interviewer

Sifting through a pile of resumes is arduous, but actually interviewing the faces behind those crisp papers is a whole other anxiety-inducing endeavor. Interviewing is not only an art form but an art form where the stakes are really high. If you …

Posters in the Break Room: Are They Really Necessary?

If you’ve spent any time in any office breakroom, you’ve noticed that beyond the passive-aggressive posters reminding folks to not leave food festering in the fridge, there are a whole bunch of posters on the walls about minimum wage and harassment. Those …

PEO Problem Solvers: Graduating Interns to New Hires

Internships are a great way to find talent for your company. More than 67 percent of interns were given a job offer stemming from their internship at a company, and a whopping three-quarters of those given the offer ultimately accepted. With these …

How to Develop an Enriching Intern Program

Developing an internship program is a labor of love in and of itself but developing a program that is enriching for both the interns and the rest of your business is a whole other undertaking. The good news is that many of …
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