The official blog of Abacus Group — a place to share our knowledge and thoughts on trends in recruiting

October 20, 2017

New York State Paid Family Leave Scheme


Paid Family Leave is designed to be implemented incrementally, reaching its fullest effect in 2021. Beginning January 1st, 2018, the four-year rollout of the scheme will commence.

October 17, 2017

Welcome to the Family: Director, Information Technology Staffing, Marty Fredo


Abacus Group has the pleasure of announcing our new Information Technology Division with Marty Fredo at its helm. Brian Bereck, Co-Founding Partner: “We are excited to leverage our great reputation and longstanding client relationships by building out an IT recruiting division that can further assist our clients with their staffing needs.”

October 13, 2017

The New NYC Law Prohibiting Salary Inquiries


With just over two weeks to go before the law comes into effect, relevant parties should begin to review application materials and job postings to eliminate incriminating lexicon and ensure compliance with the new legislation. There should be a strong focus on education so that all involved know their rights and obligations.

October 10, 2017

The IT Job Market Boom


US employers reportedly added some 105,000 IT jobs in September. Computer and electronic products manufacturing, IT services and customer development all saw dramatic increases while data processing, hosting, and related services saw less obvious increases.

October 06, 2017

The Importance of Promoting Leadership and Development in the Workplace


A strong leader is one who can empower others. The best way to curb concerns over the leadership pipeline is by investing in development opportunities and training for staff.

October 03, 2017

Big Four Proving Themselves as a Place for Working Moms


Once again all Big Four accounting firms have been named in the top “100 Best Companies” for working moms. EY, Deloitte and PwC took out three of the top 10 spots and KPMG, although falling short of the top 10, made the top 5 of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women.

September 29, 2017

Robert Pickus Celebrates 17 Years at Abacus Group


“I was approached about recruiting because I discussed my entrepreneurial side with a recruiter.  Unfortunately, my prior experiences with recruiters weren’t very positive.  So I saw this as an opportunity to combine different aspects of my life – sales in an industry that I knew very well and the ability to help others.”

September 26, 2017

IRS Allowing Employers to Truncate SSN on W-2 forms


The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations in an effort to reduce identity theft. These proposals would allow employers to use truncated taxpayer identification numbers (TTIN) in place of the full nine-digit sequence on Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, given to employees.

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September 22, 2017

Six Common LinkedIn Job-Seeker Mistakes [Infographic]


It can’t be reiterated enough that LinkedIn is a tremendous resource for job-seekers, employers and recruiters alike. It’s important however that users leverage its vast features and by doing so, eliminate any behavior that doesn’t best serve their brand.

September 19, 2017

How to best manage your Company’s Glassdoor

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Job search engine and review website, Glassdoor, plays a very large role in company branding. When handled correctly, a company’s Glassdoor account can work to successfully market a firm and in turn conjure up desirability for advertised vacancies within a company.