Abel HR Blog

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 any kind. The reason we push the employee handbook is multifaceted. From a […]

Are your Benefit Offerings Ready for a New Decade?

Are your Benefit Offerings Ready for a New Decade?e roaring twenties? Family first: While this certainly isn’t a new benefit request for 2020, it is one that is continuing to grow in importance for your workers. In numerous studies, employees have indicated that having a flexible work environment – in the form of flexible hours, […]

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 making these benefits decisions currently feels so far away that it’s easy to […]

5 Factors: How to Choose the Right PEO in 2020

Finding someone to entrust the “people part” of your business to 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 one. However, if you consider the below five factors, it can help […]

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 the legally required information, but that is also perfectly personalized to reflect the […]

Harassment: Not Just a Buzzword, Its 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 the high legal stakes associated with running afoul of anti-harassment policies. According to […]

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 continue as workers continue to grow weary with stagnant wages and the threat […]

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 priority, and the good ol’ “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” However, […]

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 applying for it? What is FMLA? FMLA stands for the Family and Medical […]