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

May 26, 2016

My Abacus Match: Ed’s Story

my-abacus-match-edEd, an Accounting professional in New York City, first engaged with Kaitlin Verdon a few months ago. When she proposed the position he’s now working in, Ed wasn’t interested. But he did keep in contact with her, and he’s glad that he did! In his new position, Executive Director of Billing & Collections, Ed received a strong pay increase, joined a larger team, and gained the opportunity to manage personnel both locally and abroad.

May 23, 2016

Maintain Control with an In-House Payroll Function

in-house-payrollBusiness leaders frequently struggle with the decision of whether to keep payroll in-house or to outsource the function to a third-party provider. According to a whitepaper from Zift Solutions, keeping payroll inside your business is actually less expensive than using an external service. Costs aside, the loss of control associated with removing the in-house payroll function is particularly startling.

May 18, 2016

My Abacus Match: La Shawn’s Story

my-abacus-match-la-shawnAdministrative professional and former job seeker La Shawn recently began an Office Manager role with a luxury wholesale/hospitality company. She worked with Matthew Vanderheyden of our Administrative Support Staffing Division to secure the position. We spoke with her for a better understanding of her personal experience finding her perfect employment match through Abacus Group.

May 13, 2016

Character Traits of the Most Successful Executive Assistants

executive-assistants-character-traitsThe U.S. workforce recently observed Administrative Professionals Week, a testament to our country’s clerical and support staff. One particularly significant Administrative Support position is the Executive Assistant. To aid candidates seeking new opportunities Executive Assistance, we’ve consulted our recruiters for the most important character traits that are necessary for the profession.

May 11, 2016

Win Together: How to Work with a Recruiter to Hire Accounting Staff

win-togetherExecutive search firms like Abacus Group skillfully officiate the hiring process for businesses across all industries. Director of Accounting & Finance Recruitment Robert Pickus, who has worked with both employers and job seekers during his 15 years at Abacus, shares four best practices for clients of recruitment firms who are motivated to make the best possible hires to win together.

May 03, 2016

A Special Invitation for Accounting Professionals

la-recruitment-introIn January, we proudly announced the opening of our second office location in Los Angeles, California, under the leadership of Accounting & Finance Recruitment Director Chris Cook. Chris is ready to hear from Accounting professionals—in both the NYC and LA areas—seeking a career change to recruitment to accompany him in Santa Monica.