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

May 22, 2018

How to Foster Leadership in the Workplace


It should come as no surprise that leadership development in the workplace is a highly regarded benefit when candidates are considering specific employment. Candidates are thinking more and more about career trajectory and advancement when they are seeking jobs.

May 08, 2018

Key Takeaways from J.B. Maverick’s Career Advice


Investopedia released an article on the differences between working in investment banking and working in private banking. Maverick’s sound advice resonated so much so that it warranted a summary of takeaways.

May 04, 2018

How Contagious Employee Turnover Can Be Good For Your Company


Over half of full time employed Americans spend more time with their colleagues than with their families. It is therefore unsurprising the importance of employee relations and the prevalence of contagion in employee turnover.

April 27, 2018

Second Time Lucky: How to Interview if it’s your second attempt


Sometimes candidates interview for jobs at their dream company and come out unsuccessful. It happens. It’s unfortunate but it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of your journey to that company.

April 24, 2018

How Your Company Can Benefit from Using a Temporary Staffing Agency


Regardless of the size of your company, employing a temporary staffing agency to meet your temporary staffing needs is laden with benefits. It is no secret that much of your company’s success relies on having the right team.

April 20, 2018

Survey Showing Vacation Shame on the Decline


The annual Family Vacation Survey by Alamo Rent A Car showed that 59 percent of adult workers claim that they put pressure on themselves to work whilst on a family vacation, while 51 percent feel guilty that a co-worker has to cover for them in their absence.

April 17, 2018

Twenty-Three Percent of Startups Fail Due to Recruitment Shortcomings


According to findings made by CB Insights, 23% of startups fail based on recruitment shortcomings. Unsurprisingly, 42% of startups fail due to the lack of market demand for the product and 29% fail due to running out of money. What is concerning, however, is the preventability of closure due to recruitment issues.

April 13, 2018

How to Best Take Constructive Criticism


Constructive criticism can be a bitter pill to swallow but like medicine, it is there to improve you, even if initially it doesn’t sit well. There is value in constructive criticism, bear in mind the following when it comes to receiving it.

April 10, 2018

Four Ways Employers can Reduce Stress in their Employees


A large amount of stress for a sustained amount of time can cause burnout and high employee turnover. It is up to management to keep stress levels low and therefore employee productivity, high.

April 03, 2018

How to Leave on Good Terms [Infographic]


Naturally the situation was not perfect, otherwise, you would not be leaving. However, remain gracious throughout your final days with the company and even in your new job.