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

June 29, 2015

It’s Something You Said: Four Reasons Why You’ve Been Disqualified after a Job Interview

Candidate selection in the hiring process is anything but random. If you’re securing job interviews without offers, it’s probable that poor interview communication—rather than a deficiency of skills and experience—is standing in your way. Based on our experience, there are four types of verbal communication that cause employers to lose interest in candidates after the interview.

June 18, 2015

Drive the Evolution of Your Startup – Without Hiring Headaches

Selecting and cultivating talent is critical to any business, but for a startup environment, shortcomings in hiring and retention are especially difficult. The resignation or termination of three employees in a startup could very well equate to the departure of one-third of the company’s personnel.

June 11, 2015

When to Look Beyond the Assistance of a Recruiter in Your Job Search

Executive recruiters are, in many instances, an excellent job search resource. They create access to unpublicized positions, provide glowing introductions to employers, and facilitate efficient job changes. Unfortunately, not every recruiter-candidate partnership is a perfectly-suited business relationship. In certain cases, a recruiter is simply unable the help a candidate.

June 03, 2015

Skirt a Summer Slowdown; Stay Sharp with Temporary Staff

Have you been grappling with the idea of hiring temporary staff? Take a look at why the summer makes sense for bringing contingent employees aboard.