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

January 30, 2013

Transcending the Limits of Temporary Work

Abacus Group has always maintained that temporary and temporary-to-permanent jobs can be incredibly valuable for both job seekers and employers. While these types of hiring practices can be favorable on both sides, there are clear limitations for some temporary employees.

January 25, 2013

Aim for Integration – Not Division – of Work and Life

Work-life balance: This cliché phrase gets a lot of hype, but is often viewed with skepticism.  Does the term have literal meaning? Is equilibrium between a career and a personal life truly achievable? Generally, no. A more sensible way to think about the phrase “work-life balance” is overall satisfaction with one’s job, personal life and the relationship between the two. With this approach, the objective becomes compatibility, rather than sharp separation, between work and life.

January 17, 2013

CPA: 4 Reasons Why These Three Letters Really Count

Whether you’re just beginning an undergraduate Accounting program or you’ve already worked as an Accountant for a few years, it’s not too late to consider obtaining your CPA license. If you’ve not yet seriously investigated the licensure process, understand first and foremost that the preparation required is both challenging and time-consuming. But the effort is entirely worthwhile for a motivated Accounting professional.

January 10, 2013

Solidify Your Interest, Not Your Indifference: 13 Interview Questions for 2013

A job interview is a mutual conversation, not a one-way street. But the rule that the discussion of money is off limits, combined with general unpreparedness, often leaves professionals fumbling for meaningful questions at the end of an interview.

January 02, 2013

The Value of an On-Site Receptionist

Increasingly, businesses are eliminating on-site receptionists, and are instead using outsourced assistants or even computers to answer phone calls, greet visitors, and perform related administrative duties. But the presence of a live, on-site professional is invaluable, especially for a business with regular foot traffic in the office.