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

September 26, 2013

Rethinking Employee Onboarding

The hiring process is an expensive and lengthy investment of at least 32 hours per new employee. After exerting tremendous efforts to identify, assess, and select the right individual, business leaders often blunder the next step: onboarding.

September 19, 2013

National Staffing Employee Week 2013

staffing-employee-weekMonday, September 16 launched National Staffing Employee Week, a campaign promoting awareness of America’s millions of temporary and contract workers and the agencies that employ them. As a trusted partner to job seekers and hiring managers for contingent roles, Abacus Group is proud to be a part of the temporary staffing sector, and extends sincere commendation to the nation’s entire contingent workforce.

September 12, 2013

How to Assess a Recruiter

A job seeker’s time is valuable. Among the many advantages of working with a recruiter is a reduction in one’s time commitment to the search process. But how can a job seeker be sure that a recruiter will truly add value to his or her job search? We’ve identified three primary characteristics.

September 05, 2013

The Burdens of Poor Hiring and Strategies for Prevention

The right people are the foundation of a successful business. A distinct blend of personalities, skills and perspectives synchronize to drive productivity and innovation. Of course, the wrong people are sometimes brought into an organization, disrupting its core. Earlier this year, leading job search website CareerBuilder found that two-thirds of U.S. businesses have been negatively affected by bad hiring, defined as the employment of “individuals who turned out to be either poor cultural fits or poor performers.”  This high percentage suggests that many executives remain unaware of the full implications of such mistakes and the recommended practices for prevention.