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

January 26, 2012

Top 10 Benefits of Partnering with a Recruiter to Optimize Your Job Search

recruiter-top-benefitsAs a professional seeking new employment, you might find yourself asking, “Why should I use a recruiter for my job search when I can rely fully on internet job boards?” Although technology has certainly facilitated the hiring process, this common assumption fails to consider an abundance of additional resources that are offered only by recruiters.

January 20, 2012

From a Passive to an Active Job Search: Building Your Online Brand

Personal-BrandThe competitive landscape of today’s job market requires professionals to extend their employment searches beyond traditional methods; specifically, job seekers should utilize the Internet to promote their personal online “brand.” Personal branding is a strategy that allows for the demonstration of unique strengths and achievements to differentiate yourself from the competition.

January 18, 2012

Promising Outlook for Abacus Group’s Job Market

promising-outlook-job-marketWith 2012 upon us, reports of economic turbulence continue to trouble professionals. For many job seekers, national news networks serve as major resources for market-related information, but ​such media rarely accounts for employment in niche markets. To alleviate the concerns of our current and prospective candidates, we’ve compiled data relevant the specialized groups of professionals we service.

January 03, 2012

Ring in 2012 with 5 Innovative Management Tips

​A December 13 guest Forbes article by James Slavet of Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, provides employers with several valuable management suggestions. In recognition of employers’ tendencies to focus heavily on outputs, like revenue or income, Slavet recommends that managers quantifiably assess employee inputs for the best possible results. Analogizing a corporate staff to a Little League baseball team, the article perceptively explains that a coach cannot demand runs without evaluating the players’ abilities.