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The Cost of Hiring New Employees: 4 Things to Know

January 3, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
It’s no secret that the hiring process takes time, patience, and thoroughness; however, it also costs a fair chunk of change. The repercussions of an improper hire can last for far longer than the employee in question. While the approximate figures around hiring someone new range from around $1,000 to over $5,000 per employee, the […]
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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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Social Media Etiquette for Employers

April 3, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Social media is an undeniably large part of any business, both from a marketing perspective and from a personal standpoint: it’s a way to reach your customers, a space to build your brand, and an outlet for employees to utilize in their spare time. For all social media’s prevalence, though, crafting and incorporating an adequate […]
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5 Questions to Answer in Your Job Posting

February 12, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Even though job interviews garner a lot of attention, the postings which lead to them are even more important. Think of job postings as your side of the interview process: your ideal posting must hook a candidate from your target demographic, incentivize them to put a fair amount of time into crafting a worthy application, […]
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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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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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Employee Background Checks: Yes or No?

May 20, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As any business owner will tell you, employees are investments.   Similarly to a landlord’s tenants, your employees have the ability to represent your company, whether fairly or otherwise. For this reason, you may want to consider running a background check on potential new hires. If you’re unfamiliar with background checks, here is a straightforward […]
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Onboarding Done Right: Key Basics of New Employee Integration

April 13, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
welcoming a new employee and what to do
Hey, employers: Employees give their new jobs 10 days before they decide whether they will stay with the organization. What are you doing to make sure they buy-in to your culture, feel a part of the team, and make the commitment to stay?   Your first day of work isn’t much different in principle from […]
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Ban the Box is coming to New Jersey. Are you ready?

February 13, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Ban The Box NJ
March 1, 2015 marks the start of NJ’s “Opportunity to Compete Act.” Know how this law affects you as an employer and what changes need to be made to your hiring process ASAP.   New Jersey will be joining Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and a number of cities in implementing the “Ban the […]
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