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

November 30, 2012

Abacus Group Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Founding partners Brian Bereck and Len Frankel recall Abacus Group’s humble start back in 1997. Fifteen years later, the partners’ perseverance in “getting to work” has proven successful for Abacus, which now stands as a top-tier recruitment firm in the New York City area.

November 20, 2012

Overcoming Indecision: Evaluating Multiple Job Offers

Current economic conditions definitely reduce the odds significantly, but active job seekers should be prepared for the possibility of receiving multiple offers simultaneously.  Professionals are often quick to evaluate competing offers based on a single factor – compensation – while ignoring other, more important elements, like company culture, opportunities for advancement and the position’s compatibility with long-term career goals.  Salary and benefits are, of course, quite vital, and the chosen offer package should be comparable to your market value. Beyond income, though there are numerous elements that must be evaluated. If you’ve been fortunate enough (or unlucky enough, depending on your perspective) to have choose between more than one job, you will want to ask yourself several key questions about each contending role.

November 15, 2012

Reducing Millennial Employee Turnover within your Business

Generational TurnoverGeneration Y–or the Millennial Generation–classically demonstrates substantially less employment stability than older age groups, namely their predecessors, Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Employed or unemployed, four out of five Millennials are actively looking for or passively open to a new job opportunity.

November 06, 2012

How to Conduct a Confidential Job Search While Employed

confidential-job-search-employedA major challenge for an employed job seeker is ensuring that the search remains a secret until completion. Given the time and discretion required to work and look for a new job simultaneously, it’s easy for professionals to consider premature resignation. While being out of work does provide additional time to pursue new opportunities, unemployment will not guarantee an offer’s faster arrival; in fact, it may prolong the process.