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

December 18, 2012

Beyond LinkedIn: The Power of Niche Professional Social Networks

LinkedIn is basically required for career-minded people in today’s competitive job market, but the site’s broad nature is potentially restrictive. As such, professionals can benefit tremendously from creating and using additional profiles on niche social networking sites to connect more directly with relevant people and content.

December 11, 2012

Happy Holidays from Abacus Group

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December 05, 2012

The Case for a Positive Candidate Experience

CandidateExperience Human Resources professionals and hiring managers often find themselves so focused on filling vacant positions or maintaining current staff members that they completely disregard the candidate experience.  The candidate experience has become a popular topic of discussion in recent months, and even has a dedicated contest to formally honor organizations that perform the process exceptionally well (see logo at right).  The term is typically defined as follows: an individual’s perceptions of the entire hiring process, beginning with a declaration of interest in employment and ending with the organization’s decision to either select or reject the individual.