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

July 30, 2014

Innovative Approaches to Turnover for Managers

The stay interview is just one of many ways an employer can combat voluntary turnover, according to Talent Management expert Dr. John Sullivan. This week, he published an outstanding catalogue of nine additional approaches in his ERE article “Retention – The Top 10 Ways a Manager can Identify Who is About to Quit.”

July 18, 2014

Mid-Year Roundup: 14 Likely Reasons Why Your 2014 Job Search Isn’t Working

job-search-not-working-plan-bTime flies: 2014 is officially more than halfway complete. Rewind six-and-a-half months to your New Year’s Resolution. Did you begin the year highly motivated to secure a new job? Perhaps, like many other professionals, you did, but – so far – you haven’t achieved much tangible progress. Luckily, you still have almost half a year to revise your approach. Take this time to review our roundup of 14 obstacles that might be standing in your way.

July 11, 2014

Bolster Candidate Enthusiasm for Your Workplace

As an employer, the successful identification of the most suitable candidate – one who fulfills the skills and experience requirements, who is enthusiastic about the opportunity and who meshes with your company culture – is far from your only hiring challenge.

July 03, 2014

LinkedIn Profile Optimization for Public Accounting Professionals

linkedin-public-accountingRecently, a social media consultancy firm, LinkHumans, added to this popular conversation with an infographic called “10 Tips for the Perfect LinkedIn Profile” that visually dissects the standard personal profile display and provides meaningful recommendations and statistics. It inspired us to take a look at LinkedIn profile optimization for one of our biggest candidate bases: Public Accounting professionals.