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

October 29, 2015

Rethinking Your Decision to Hire

eraser-mistakeHires are most successful when both sides of the hiring equation—the employer and the candidate—are fully committed to the process. You might be wondering how it’s possible that you could be anything less than “fully committed” once you’ve declared a vacancy within your organization. However, it’s definitely worth evaluating whether or not it’s the right time to hire, according to a new, thought-provoking piece from Accounting Today.

October 21, 2015

A More Innovative CPA Exam is on the Way

The AICPA reported this week that some significant changes will be made to the CPA exam come 2017. The objective is to make the examination “more innovative and nimble,” according to Dr. Rick Niswander, chairman of the AICPA Board of Examiners.

October 12, 2015

Six Stories to Prepare for Your Next Job Interview

A job interview—in its simplest terms—is about telling your professional story to an employer. Recruiters can help you communicate the fundamentals ahead of time, but when it comes time for a face-to-face meeting with an employer, you’re responsible for the confident and compelling delivery of your story’s specific elements.

October 01, 2015

Making a Move: Overcoming the Fear of Change

Chess-Making-a-MoveComing from Public Accounting, Abacus Group Executive Recruiter Gary Glassman understands that a lot of people have the “fear of change” when transitioning to Private Industry. At your current company, you know the people, the culture, where the bathrooms are located, etc. When you begin a new job, all of those things are unfamiliar. But is that a reason to not “make a move” and just stay in place?