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

March 23, 2018

Three Easily Acquired References for a Recent Grad

It is very likely that potential employers will ask for references from you. If your internship experience isn’t particularly strong and doesn’t serve as a source for references, these three examples are great alternatives.

March 20, 2018

SEC Gives the Go-ahead on 2018 Reporting Taxonomies

The Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted the 2018 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and the 2018 SEC Reporting Taxonomy, the Financial Accounting Standards Board reported yesterday.

March 13, 2018

How to Talk About Your Weaknesses in a Job Interview

Knowing how to talk about your weaknesses in a job interview can be difficult. However, it is important to understand the motivation behind the question in order to answer it favorably.

March 09, 2018

People We Count On: Brian Regan

This week we are shining a light on Brian Regan who is on his way to having his most successful quarter at Abacus since joining our firm in 2001. Since taking over the Accounting Support Division in December 2017, Brian has transcended his career to new heights.

March 06, 2018

How to Answer: ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’

It’s hard to predict what questions and scenarios will arise in an interview. However, questions like “why did you leave your last job?” and “where do you see yourself in five years?” continue to play a part in many interviews.

March 02, 2018

IRS Releases Updated Withholding Calculator and 2018 Form W-4

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released the calculator on Wednesday. The calculator is designed to help people determine whether their employers are withholding the right amount from their paychecks, to avoid facing a large tax bill for 2018.

February 27, 2018

What You Should Look for in an Internship

As winter begins to wind down, we start to approach summer internship applying season. Although it is tough to be overly selective since competition is rife, no candidate should accept a summer internship merely for the sake of it; especially if it is an unpaid opportunity that could lead to an intern being taken advantage of.

February 23, 2018

What Employers Can Learn about Diversity from Facebook’s Head of Diversity, Maxine Williams

Facebook was named #1 by employees’ choeice on Glassdoor’s 2018, Best Places to Work list. Facebook, worth over half a trillion dollars, no doubt has the funding to provide an appealing experience and culture to its cohort. However, this is not to say that a company cannot provide employee satisfaction if they haven’t reached multibillion-dollar status.

February 20, 2018

How to ensure your Interview is Memorable

Your resume ticked a lot of boxes, you’ve passed the phone screen and now it’s time to be brought in for an in-person interview. Congratulations for making it this far but in the words of the Carpenters, “we’ve only just begun”.

February 16, 2018

Abacus Group Once Again Awarded Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Satisfaction Awards

As we enter into our 21st year as a staffing agency, we are reminded of how lucky we are to have clients and candidates with whom we have strong and fruitful relationships. The honor to be recognized for providing satisfaction is dwarfed only by the honor to be of service to our clients and candidates.