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

October 24, 2014

Value Beyond a Placement: How Employers Learn from Executive Recruiters

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Why do employers commission executive search firms? There’s a supplementary, longer answer to that, too. Employers commission recruiters to learn. If you’ve traditionally kept your hiring efforts in-house, you’re probably not aware that an executive search firm is more than a conduit between qualified applicants and your company. Through their expertise and experience, recruiters teach valuable lessons to employers as well.

October 16, 2014

Newly Appointed and Aspiring CFOs: Get Your Company Where You Want it To Be

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A Tuesday publication from AccountingWEB, “6 Steps to Becoming a Star CFO,” really caught our eye this week. The article’s author posits that the key to addressing your paramount concern – “Is your company where you want it to be?” – lies at the intersection of effective people management and a winning compensation strategy.

October 09, 2014

A Call to Job Seekers: Safeguard Your Resume

safeguard-your-resumeTo find the right opportunity in a competitive and unpredictable market, job seekers need to take initiative and place themselves in control. Strategic networking, assertive interviewing and targeted self-presentation to employers are all ways in which job seekers maintain control of their careers to reduce reliance on luck. On the other hand, a surefire loss of control in your job search occurs through the careless distribution of your resume.

October 01, 2014

Abacus Group Earns Crain’s “Best Places to Work in NYC” Distinction for Second Consecutive Year

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Executive recruitment and temporary staffing firm Abacus Group has been honored by the Crain’s New York Business list of “Best Places to Work in New York City” for the second consecutive year.  The esteemed Crain’s distinction, awarded in partnership with research firm Best Companies Group, is an annual magazine feature spotlighting exceptional work environments. Winners are identified through statistical analysis of surveys regarding satisfaction, policies, benefits and retention.