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

May 27, 2015

As Ordinary Accountants No Longer Make the Cut, Prepare to Reposition Your Expertise

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal profiled several accounting hiring decision-makers with a common dilemma: the inability to find versatile, strategic accountants who can do more than record transactions as debits and credits. Financial leaders seek accounting professionals who are “less numbers-oriented and more strategic.”

May 18, 2015

The CEO’s Role in Employer Branding

ceo-employer-brandingWe have always maintained the significance of promoting a strong employer brand and have talked about the ways in which a business can highlight specific economic, psychological and functional aspects to attract a target group of professionals. Beyond its execution (How can we do it?), the concept of employer branding has newly been discussed in terms of ownership (Who’s responsible?).

May 07, 2015

The Big Career Impact of a Job in a Small Company

small-company-jobMay 4-8 is National Small Business Week, an annual U.S. Small Business Administration-sponsored celebration of companies with under $7 million in sales and fewer than 500 employees. Congratulations to the millions of employers and employees nationwide who embody the entrepreneurial mindset that is critical to the small business environment. Contrary to popular misconception, a company’s small size certainly does not prohibit opportunity for growth.