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

May 30, 2013

Why Candidates Decline Job Offers

With the economic recovery crawling slowly, the concept of declined job offers can be hard to understand. Believe it or not, many professionals are routinely rejecting concrete employment opportunities. If candidate turndowns have become a theme within your company, examine some possible causes and suggestions for repair.

May 22, 2013

The Employer Branding Advantage

The promotion of a compelling employer brand has become vital to profitability. Employer branding refers to the expression of a company’s unique attributes as applicable to both prospective and current employees. Like that for the branding of a product or service, the intent of employer branding is to appeal to a targeted audience and motivate them to take action.

May 15, 2013

The Problem of the Salary-Focused Candidate

salary-focused-candidateFor some candidates, the primary motivation for new employment is better compensation. Clearly, all professionals are, to some degree, driven by money for the sake of survival and the maintenance of a certain level of comfort. However, money should never be the largest source of interest; the best candidates prioritize other motivating factors, including learning opportunities, professional recognition and long-term career development, when searching for jobs.

May 08, 2013

A Fresh Start: Ensure Success in a New Job

start-new-jobA new job is an important and promising event, in which one can happily anticipate an expanded professional network, enhanced skill set and, ideally, an improvement in his or her career at large. Given that attaining a new position is a critical career milestone, it’s important to make the most of its start. We provide synopses of how to succeed in each phase of the new job.

May 01, 2013

May: Internal Audit Awareness Month

May is International Internal Audit Awareness month, a celebratory period established in 2003 by the Institute of Internal Auditors to promote the esteemed profession. The audit function has been in existence throughout almost all of recorded human history, but only in the twentieth century was the distinction between internal and external audit clearly defined.