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  • Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary

    We have reached a very exciting milestone here at Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates: We are proud to be celebrating 25 years in business! The idea to establish the firm came about in 1996. Then business partners at Career Dynamics (a career management...

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  • Being Prepared for an Active Job Market

    You weren’t expecting a key position to become open, but it is happening with greater frequency. In a ‘normal’ economy with low unemployment (think pre-COVID), it is considered a sign of confidence in the market when people leave their jobs voluntarily and...

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  • Employment and Unemployment

    If you follow me on LinkedIn or Twitter (and thank you for doing so), you know that I post economic updates.  My posts include links to the Employment Trends Index® (from The Conference Board) as well as government unemployment numbers.  I don’t pretend to...

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  • Half Way Through 2021 (2020 – a year to ‘remember’ AND forget at the same time!)

    2021 – I remember the excitement of ending 2020 (‘thank goodness that’s over!) and the hopeful way in which we entered 2021.  The pandemic is still in our (recent) memories.  Things seem to be opening up cautiously.  Some things are more open than...

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  • Time To Renew Zoom!

    So many reminders that the pandemic has been part of our lives for just over one year . . . . . . I received my Zoom ‘Standard Pro’ annual auto-renewal notice yesterday.  (Zoom was a ‘baby technology’ one year ago.) Harvard Business...

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  • Family and Privately-Held Businesses

    One of the focus areas of Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates is working with family-owned and closely-held businesses. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with newer family enterprises, as well as those with long and proud histories. Clients have...

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  • 2021 Terminology – and NEW Interpretations!

    Who knew that the names Zoom, WebEx, Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting would become part of our vocabulary – and our lives.  (Does anyone use Skype anymore?)   Each year (or two), I update a list of terms that are somewhat trendy – and definitely...

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  • Ethics – Still in the Forefront

    This year has been ‘different’ – no matter who you are or what you do, the rules have changed.  We go into buildings wearing a mask (who ever thought that going into a bank wearing a mask would be acceptable behavior).  We silently judge people when they...

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  • Bringing People Back TO The Office – Are We Better At Home Or ‘At Work’?

    It’s novel (at least it was) – working from home.  When you joined your employer, you asked about flexibility – hoping that work from home was an option at least some of the time.  Sick child?  Work from home.  Winter storm?  Work from...

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  • Technology – The Positive Impact Today

    I remember when having a computer was still new (no age comments please).  In addition, there were actually ‘machines’ what were really just word processors.  The first ‘Word Processor’ I worked on was the size of a desk – an entire desk.  The...

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