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Return and Earn: New Incentive for NJ Employers and New Hires

September 29, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
New Incentive for New Jersey Employers and Unemployed Residents Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a new incentive with the NJEDA to help encourage more unemployed workers to transition back into the workforce. Eligible employees hired through the state Return and Earn program will receive a $500 bonus in their first paycheck. […]
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Instilling Technology Awareness in Your Employees

December 9, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Technology, for all its benefits, can be one of the most divisive areas of use in the workplace. While you may not want to call out technology-illiterate employees for fear of getting accused of discrimination, the truth of the matter is that all of your employees need to be at the same level of technological […]
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6 Tips for Making Smarter Hiring Decisions

June 11, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Hiring and training new employees is one of the toughest jobs you face as a manager or business owner. Even when there are plenty of applicants, finding the right one is still time-consuming. Here are some tips for each stage of the process – from identifying your requirements to interviewing candidates. 1. Know Exactly What […]
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Better Job Descriptions for Better Hiring

May 22, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
While not a required aspect of the hiring process, a proper job description can be the difference between a well-oiled machine and total pandemonium. Unfortunately, what can be a pivotal document often becomes overburdened with legalese, tired phrases, and a profound lack of inspiration. Here are a few ways you can attract inspired candidates and […]
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How to Successfully Rehire a Former Employee

August 31, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
At some point in your career, you may have the opportunity to hire a former employee, whether to reprise their former role or fill a new opening. While rehiring has a few glaring theoretical disadvantages, it’s actually a fairly economical way to get your team back up to speed—provided you go about the process correctly. […]
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Summer Hiring and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

May 30, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
While summer can be a time for some businesses to relax a bit on the hiring front, there are seasonal industries where the need for additional employees picks up in the warmer months. From construction to tourism to agriculture and groundskeeping, if your business is expanding its team, bringing on additional help this summer, or […]
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Startup Corner: 4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your First Employees

May 3, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
When managing a startup, there are about a thousand different liabilities to keep track of at any given time; fortunately, your employees don’t have to be a part of that statistic. Whether you’re just learning about the startup process or you’re actively in the hiring phase, here are four questions you should ask (and answer) […]
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Temp-to-Hire Positions: What You Need to Know

May 18, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Benefits Hiring Temp to Hire Positions
Contracting specialist jobs is becoming an increasingly common practice in the world of business. Often, temporary hires—also known as “temps”—provide a cost-effective solution to an otherwise expensive and unwieldy problem; however, hiring temps also provides you with the opportunity to gauge their skillsets and, if pertinent to your business, field-vet potential new hires. Here’s what […]
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Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance: What an Employer Can’t Ask You

March 24, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Philadelphia City
The mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, recently revised the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance to state that an employer may not ask a prospective employee about their wage history during a job interview (Bill No. 160840), nor can hiring managers use such information when determining the salary for a new hire.   If you work in […]
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Should You Consider an Employee Referral Policy?

June 23, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
new employee referral programs
Your employees’ good word should, ideally, mean as much to you as an official application or referral, so why not implement an employee referral policy or program? Although traditional recruiting methods should make up the bulk of your hiring, you certainly have some incentive to consider using referral bonuses or rewards in exchange for your […]
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