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

October 25, 2012

How Smartphones Enhance Job Searches

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Smartphones have become an increasingly popular tool to facilitate searches for employment and related tasks. Job seekers without smartphones place themselves at a severe disadvantage. We’ve identified seven ways that smartphones provide an “edge” to professionals seeking new job opportunities.

October 17, 2012

No Word Back After an Interview: What Should I Do?

Receiving no correspondence after an interview is very defeating and hard to to accept. While no word back from an online job application is one thing, attending an interview is a much larger investment.

October 10, 2012

Temporary Employment a Smart Option for Unemployed in a Recession

​A recent article from a North Carolina paper, The Herald Weekly, discusses the advantages of temporary employment in a distressed economy. Citing the number of professionals seeking temporary jobs as 7.8 percent higher in 2011 than in 2010, the article correctly explains that these types of roles are most appealing to the unemployed, who often seek a “starting point” when getting back into the workforce. Contract work does, in fact, function quite well as a sort of springboard for people who have been unemployed. Now increasingly popular within companies that cannot always afford to provide employee benefits, temporary work serves as an effective way for professionals to “bounce back” after what is commonly an emotionally and financially defeating occurrence.

October 04, 2012

A Checklist for Hiring Internal Candidates

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When Human Resources professionals and hiring managers exercise poor judgment in candidate selection, the consequences are always detrimental to businesses. The hasty hires or dismissals of internal candidates are no exception. HR personnel and hiring managers often struggle considerably in formulating substantial criticisms of applicants who come from within the organization.