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Experienced HR professional Steven Darien has led Cabot Advisory Group since 1996. Steven Darien also oversees human resources for the Somerset Medical Center, and is active with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The SHRM is the largest organization focused on topics affecting all aspects of the HR sector, including recruiting, onboarding, training, and compensation.

HR departments are tasked with complying with federal, state, and municipal regulations that cover employee compensation. Employee compensation is categorized into two types: hourly and salaried. There are different rules that govern each compensation type. For example, hourly employees are entitled to overtime pay at a higher rate if their workweek exceeds 40 hours. …

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Since 1996, seasoned human resources professional Steven Darien has served as CEO and chairman of The Cabot Advisory Group, LLC. Steven Darien is also an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an organizational thought leader in the industry. In response to the rise of distributed teams, SHRM has published articles discussing best practices with onboarding remote employees.

Over the past decade, the number of remote workers has increased by more than 90 percent. As a result, the HR industry has dedicated resources to identify protocols that support new remote workers’ entry into a new workplace. …

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As the CEO and chairman of the Cabot Advisory Group, Steven Darien helps clients improve the performance of their businesses. Alongside his team, Steven Darien works with clients on leadership, communication, and effective listening.

Most types of listening can be divided into either discriminative or comprehensive. People develop discriminative listening skills at a young age. Discriminative is the more basic form of listening and does not require that individuals understand the phrases or words being said; people only have to recognize that different sounds are being produced by different voices.

As individuals grow older, their discriminative listening improves. Adults are capable of recognizing subtle differences in tone and voice, allowing them to hear emotions being expressed regardless of whether the speakers are talking in an unknown language. Further, adults are capable of noticing differences between a person’s tone of voice and the emotions that their body language displays. …

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Steven Darien, a successful human resource management and consulting professional with more than three decades of experience, serves as the CEO and chairman of the Cabot Advisory Group. In this position, Steven Darien uses his extensive knowledge in the field to help clients boost their companies’ performance.

Employee benefits are a common issue that human resources professionals must tackle. Although some companies do not offer employee benefits, there are several reasons why they should consider doing so. Employee benefits help:

- attract top talent. Certain benefits, such as paid vacations, retirement plans, and health plans, make businesses more attractive to potential employees. …

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Steven Darien oversees the Cabot Advisory Group, a consulting firm in New Jersey, and has held the positions of chairman and CEO since 1996. Like many in the human resources field, Steven Darien is part of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a professional development and advocacy organization.

The SHRM offers two certifications for human resource professionals who want to advance their careers. These certification programs allow professionals to demonstrate their knowledge as well as their ability to apply it. Both programs are built on the core SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, a comprehensive human resource knowledge base that applies across industries and career levels. …

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For more than 30 years, Steven Darien has been part of the consulting and human resources field, including a term of more than 20 years as chairman and CEO of the Cabot Advisory Group LLC in New Jersey. Steven Darien also lends his expertise to other organizations, including Somerset Medical Center, where he sits on the Human Resources Board, and Rutgers University, where he sits on the Board of Overseers and is a trustee.

Rutgers has appointed a new dean at its Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah will take the position effective October 1, after finishing her current work with the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. She brings a focus on urban informatics and transport research to the school, and has been principal investigator on several projects funded by both American and European government organizations. …

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Human resources expert Steven Darien has an extensive background in personnel management, strategic planning, and board development. Steven Darien, a former VP of human resources at Merck, is currently the chairman and CEO of The Cabot Advisory Group LLC, an HR consulting firm.

The traditional yearly review to assess employee performance is quickly becoming outdated. Younger generations are entering the workforce with the expectation of clear benchmarks and frequent appraisals of their work.

HR departments are leveraging new performance management software to implement continuous or “agile” performance reviews. …

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As the former vice president of human resources for Merck and the current CEO of The Cabot Advisory Group, Steven Darien has a wealth of executive experience in the human resources sector. For more than 30 years, Steven Darien has helped companies strengthen their ability to attract, train, and retain talent from around the world.

Improvements in communication and digital technology have made profound changes in the workplace. Perhaps the most striking change is the removal of the office altogether. The percentage of American employees who work remotely at least part of the time rose to 43 percent in 2016.

As working remotely becomes more commonplace, so does the phenomenon of virtual teams made up of office-based and remote workers who may be located throughout the world. …

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Steven Darien studied economics at Rutgers University and human resources at Columbia University before taking his current position as CEO and chairman of Cabot Advisory Group. During his time in undergraduate and graduate school, Steven Darien was part of multiple campus organizations, including Alpha Epsilon Pi and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), an international honor society serving accredited business school programs, hosts an annual Founders Week each February. The week, which commemorates the merger of three separate honor societies at state universities into a single organization, provides a chance for the society to look back on its long history. …

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Steven Darien serves as CEO of the Cabot Advisory Group. Before establishing his career in human resources, Steven Darien earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Rutgers University.

With more than 1,000 current students, the Rutgers economics program is the second most popular program at the school’s New Brunswick campus. In addition to covering a broad base of current and historical economic theory and practice, it allows students to specialize in specific areas of the field through elective courses.

In addition to the core economic theory classes, economics majors at Rutgers can undertake cross-disciplinary coursework to examine the effects of economics on other disciplines, such as sports, criminal justice, and public policy. Those more interested in the academic side of the field can look into the history of economics, including courses on both worldwide and uniquely American ideas. …

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Steven M. Darien possesses more than three decades of experience in employee relations, consulting, and organizational design.

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