Abel HR Blog

How to Fire An Employee

Letting an employee go will always be the most complicated task that we have to deal with in a company. No matter how many times you’ve done this, it’s never a comfortable task to accomplish. It’s a challenging subject to approach as it affects the employee’s career, self-esteem, and income, and the team’s morale. It’s […]

Prevent These Office Hazards

When it comes to hazardous work conditions, very rarely does the run-of-the-mill office worker spring to mind as a worker in imminent danger. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics logs thousands of work-related injuries and health problems among this population, 92 of which were fatal in 2019 (the last year for which data is available). So, rather […]

Supporting Single Parent Employees

When we talk about work-life balance, so often we think of creating a situation whereby employees can work and still have time to pursue their hobbies and interests. However, for many workers, especially one group in particular, work-life balance is more about being able to both show up and work and also show up at […]

Could Stronger Pregnancy Discrimination Protection Benefit Employers?

In May, the US House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which if subsequently passed in the Senate, will require employers to reasonably accommodate workers and job applicants who need accommodations due to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. Rather shockingly, there is no right under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or an amendment by the Pregnancy […]

How to Retain Your Employees

Do you often find yourself at the receiving end of resignation letters? Do you spend a lot of time training new hires, only for them to leave after a few months? You might have a problem with employee retention. So, why is employee retention so important when you can always just hire new people? For […]

Should You Ditch Unlimited PTO in Favor of Minimum Time Off

Not too long ago, a number of companies made headlines with announcements that they would be offering employees unlimited time off. The decision drew gasps from many HR professionals who very quickly considered the logistics of such a feat and determined that quite frankly, it would never work. How would companies maintain minimal staffing during crunch periods? […]

How To Tell If Your Hybrid Work Model Is Going To Fail

As businesses navigate the post-covid return to work, many companies are considering a hybrid work model whereby employees divide their time between working in-office and from home. On paper, the hybrid model sounds ideal: 2020 taught us that much of our work can be accomplished while working from home, but we also learned that after […]

Social Determinants of Health Could Be Used To Guide Benefit Offerings

If 2020 was the year we stayed home, 2021 was the year we all tried to figure out how and when to return to work. Among the myriad changes businesses are weathering, navigating the benefits open enrollment season is presenting quite an issue as companies grapple with what perks their employees want most in this […]

How To Place Your Employee on Leave

State-mandated regulations require employers to allow employees to go on leave, whether paid or unpaid. Aside from that, some employees may also be asked by the company to go on administrative leave. This happens when there’s an ongoing internal investigation that may be too delicate or emotionally charged. Whether it’s the former or the latter, […]

Workers Are Quitting In Record Numbers

In June, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), published a round-up of news coverage suggesting that employees are jumping ship — across a variety of industries and at a multitude of levels. The New York Times, for example, reports that nearly 4 million people quit their jobs in April, making the nation’s quit rate 2.7 percent, […]