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

November 25, 2014

Another Way That Your Employees Can Help You Hire

There are two sides to evaluation in the hiring process. Internal considerations about candidate competency are only half of the process. Hiring also invites your candidates to judge you by appraising the available job opportunity, one of the most important features of which is the people with whom they’ll work.

November 18, 2014

How an Executive Recruiter Tells Your Story

Recruiters tell employers what your resume – typically an employer’s first interaction with you – cannot convey. A concise record of your professional accomplishments and employment history, your resume often leaves more intricate questions unanswered unless additional information is available. That’s where a recruiter’s annotations come into play to better help an employer understand who you are.

November 11, 2014

Boosting Staff Retention in the Public Accounting Industry

Accounting news, information and resources provider AccountingWEB recently discussed one of the industry’s biggest challenges: employee turnover.  Following time devoted to recruiting, hiring and training the right person, it can be “deflating to have the person leave after only a few years,” author Mary Ellen Biery explains

November 04, 2014

Soft Skills to Shine in an Administrative Role

admin-soft-skills-shineWhat must one do to secure a role in or advance his or her career in Administrative Support? We’re not talking about “hard” skills like typing 75 WPM or proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint – although these abilities are important! Rather, we’re talking about “soft” skills, i.e., character traits.  After all, it’s personality that truly distinguishes one Administrative professional from another.