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

March 28, 2014

Talking About Salary in a Job Interview

talking-salary-interviewThe process of changing jobs, a transformative life event, offers very little certainty. Among countless unknowns, a safe expectation for job-seeking professionals is the inevitable discussion of compensation. Employers have to use the salary interview question as a screening tool in their candidate assessment process. When uneducated about this standard screening procedure, job seekers risk sabotaging their employment prospects.

March 19, 2014

The Value of a Career in Executive Recruitment

value-career-executive-recruitmentExecutive search is an exciting and rewarding industry that remains overwhelmingly misunderstood. Unless you’ve partnered with an executive recruiter to hire or to secure new employment, or have been one yourself, chances are you’re not able to appreciate the depth of the profession. To compensate for this lack of information, we unveil the best qualities of a career in executive recruitment in a reputable firm.

March 10, 2014

Detect an Impending Resignation: Five Employee Qualities to Watch

exit-resignationAn employee resignation is rarely a pleasant occurrence. There are some definitive warning signs that can arm an employer with a head start on filling the vacancy or, if deemed appropriate, engage the employee in an attempt to change his or her mind. Here are five characteristics you will typically notice in an employee who’s getting ready to look elsewhere or is actively interviewing for new positions.