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

December 17, 2013

Recruiters as Employer Brand Ambassadors

In late November, ERE published an observant article linking employer brand expression to partnership with executive recruiters.  Submitted by Jody Ordioni, CEO of workforce communications firm BRANDEMiX, the article posits that agency recruiters are advocates of their clients’ employer brands – a claim that is timely and accurate, with meaningful implications for employers.

December 12, 2013

Holiday Greetings and 2013 Reflections

This December, Abacus Group extends warm holiday greetings to our clients, candidates, family and friends.  We hope 2013 was a productive and rewarding year for each of you, and that you’re looking ahead to 2014 with both a positive outlook and strong sense of direction.

December 09, 2013

Abacus Group Named to Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC List

Abacus Group, an executive recruitment and temporary staffing firm, has officially been named by Crain’s New York Business as one of the 75 “Best Places to Work in New York City,” a prestigious list recognizing top employers in the five boroughs. Abacus Group’s respectable ranking – number 31 – represents an exciting milestone for the firm, which, over its 16-year history, had never before participated in the Crain’s competition.

December 02, 2013

Annual Performance Reviews and the Broken Feedback Loop

As 2013 winds down, many supervisory professionals are preparing for a not-so-popular managerial ritual: employee performance reviews.  Such formal discussions of goals, expectations and areas for improvement – held once a year – are, in theory, pretty purposeful.  Unfortunately, in certain cases, the annual performance review is the only circumstance of manager-employee feedback, with the remainder of the year condemned to aloofness, mistrust and a general lack of direction.