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

May 28, 2014

Importance of a Face-to-Face Meeting with Your Recruiter

face-to-face-with-recruiterNot every recruitment firm prioritizes the face-to-face candidate-recruiter meeting when other, more convenient forms of correspondence exist. That’s why we’d like to make a case for why you should choose a recruitment firm that does prioritize this level of personal attention with a recruiter who’s serious about establishing a more authentic partnership by meeting in person.

May 21, 2014

Abacus IT: A New Resource for Bronx Technical School Students

PerScholas Abacus Group’s Information Technology (IT) Staffing & Recruitment division is proud to have established a volunteer partnership with Per Scholas, an IT job training workforce development program headquartered in the South Bronx, NY. Per Scholas is a national nonprofit providing free technical instruction and job placement assistance. Its course offerings qualify students for technical roles including desktop and mobile support, network administration and software testing.

May 15, 2014

What Makes a Successful Recruiter

successful-recruiterExecutive recruitment is an extraordinarily unique profession – with a lot of perks.  A recruiter assumes an influential and highly interactive role to meaningfully impact people’s lives in return for limitless earning potential.  While executive search industry newcomers typically receive training on certain skills, strategies and information, one’s success in the field is heavily determined by intrinsic personal attributes. 

May 08, 2014

Get Ready for an Interview: Employer’s Perspective

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Candidates aren’t alone in their need to prepare for interviews. If the job market really is shifting in favor of the candidate, and is shaping up to be “The Year of the Employee,” then you – the employer – need a well-developed plan for meeting your applicants in person. Otherwise, you can anticipate the loss of highly qualified professionals to your direct competitors.