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

February 27, 2014

When Not to Leave Public Accounting

Pursuing the transition from a public firm to private industry is a normal career change within the realm of accounting. Unfortunately, many public accounting professionals feel baited by the easy escape of premature resignation. Worse, some actually succumb to mid-Busy Season departures – one of the biggest mistakes one can make in the accounting profession.

February 19, 2014

Abacus Group Wins Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing® Client Award

Abacus Group announced today it has been named as one of Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing® Client Award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fifth annual Best of Staffing Award provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks for the industry, revealing which staffing agencies deliver the highest quality of service to their clients.

February 12, 2014

“Stay Interview” Temp-to-Hire Employees, Too

The concept of the “stay interview” has received a lot of attention in Recruiting & Staffing and Human Resources in the past year.  With retention challenges expected to prevail per intensified competition among employers, the stay interview will certainly remain highly chattered about in 2014. If you’re unacquainted, stay interviewing refers to the practice of holding periodic one-on-one employer-supervisor meetings to discuss performance, address concerns and provide an overall sense of direction.

February 04, 2014

Personal Branding: Your 2014 Upgrade

The concept of personal branding as a job search strategy is so heavily discussed that you’re probably sick of listening – perhaps to the point that you now neglect your own practices for professional self-promotion and visibility. You might assume that once you’ve learned and implemented the basics of a personal brand, you’ve figuratively checked a box in your quest for new employment. Not so. This year, don’t let that be the case if you’re serious about securing a new position.