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

January 27, 2016

Alleviate the Woes of Busy Season with Better Communication

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It’s that time of year again—Public Accounting Tax Season. We know that this is a hectic time in the profession. According to various supervisory professionals cited in a recent Journal of Accountancy article, improvements to communication will go a long way.

January 21, 2016

People We Count On: Kaitlin Verdon

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Kaitlin Verdon is the newest recruiter in town—or, at least, the newest at Abacus Group. She’s part of our Accounting Support team, which specializes in positions like Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Collections. Learn about her new experience as a valuable addition to our firm.

January 19, 2016

Our Los Angeles Office is Now Open

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We are proud to announce the launch of our Los Angeles, California office in Santa Monica. The Los Angeles office opening marks the first geographic expansion in the history of our firm. The new office will operate under the leadership of Chris Cook, who worked in the firm’s NYC Headquarters for 10 years in the Accounting & Finance Division.

January 14, 2016

People We Count On: Matthew Vanderheyden

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Matthew Vanderheyden is a Business Development Manager in our Administrative Support Division. He’s primarily responsible for building new relationships with clients regarding staffing for Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, and similar roles, but does take on recruitment duties as well. Matthew is highly knowledgeable and passionate about the field of recruitment and was happy to share his experience working with Abacus Group.

January 12, 2016

Resolve to Make Only the Best Hires this New Year

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Bad hires hurt. Did you know that making the wrong choice can cost up to five times the position’s annual salary? This year, resolve to admit only the most qualified individuals into your organization. Review our best advice to avoid hiring mistakes.

January 07, 2016

Your 2016 Job Search Begins with an Assessment

2016-job-search-assessmentWe understand the significance of job searching at the start of the New Year. January inspires us to pursue self-improvement, but sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. Borrowing the six pieces of the standard problem-solving approach, “Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How,” we present the proper sequence of pre-job search assessment questions—“Why, What, Where, Who, How, and When.”