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

September 30, 2016

Hiring Professionals Look to Employer Branding, Social Media to Acquire Talent in 2017

SHRM recently reported on recruitment software company Jobvite’s 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey of more than 1,600 talent acquisition professionals in the U.S. Respondents overwhelmingly believe that hiring will be very difficult in 2017—primarily due to a shortage of qualified candidates in a market with a surplus of open jobs.

September 27, 2016

A Crash Course in Job Searching with LinkedIn this Fall

job-search-crash-courseFall is a popular time for hiring and job searching alike, and LinkedIn is one of the most valuable tools available to discover new opportunities and connect with new people. In 2016, LinkedIn’s functionalities have evolved tremendously to provide even greater advantages to professionals. Below, we review best practices for making the most of your job search on LinkedIn before the lull of the holiday season.

September 23, 2016

Employer-Recruiter Partnership: Hiring for Cultural Fit

cultural-fit-hiringSkills, experience, and other requirements are what ensure a candidate’s capability to perform a job. Cultural fit—compatibility with your staff’s personalities, attitudes, values, and beliefs—is what ultimately keeps him or her committed to an organization. As employee turnover rates rise, Abacus Group maintains that a concerted effort to invest in the right individuals is the critical missing link in many businesses’ hiring processes.

September 20, 2016

An Alternative for Public Accountants Who Are Too Adventurous for Busy Season

Whether or not you can believe it, we’re quickly approaching the 2017 Busy Season for Public Auditors. If you’re not happy about that and you were intrigued enough to open this post, great—we already like you who are! Read on for more about an alternative to another Busy Season.

September 16, 2016

Public Auditors Seeking Private Industry Jobs Ought to Begin Search before October, Recruiters Urge

public-audit-begin-search-before-octoberPublic Audit is a great place to launch a career in Accounting, but it’s not a long-term fit for most professionals. Long hours, intense pressure, and the desire to dedicate one’s time to a single organization are the key factors that eventually push Public Auditors into Private Industry. If you’re less than contently employed in Public with a few years of experience under your belt, consider exploring opportunities within Private Industry—immediately!

September 13, 2016

Reduce Employee Turnover with a Data-Driven Approach

Employee retention has reached an eight-year low point, which has damaging implications for income and productivity across all industries. According to employee management expert Dr. John Sullivan, there is a solution to more effective employee retention: enriched data.

September 06, 2016

Long Time, No Job Interview? These Tips Will Help

With Labor Day behind us and many professionals ready to launch full-scale job searches during the fall hiring season, it is worth calling attention to a Forbes article regarding interview best practices. The author describes three instances of qualified candidates who interviewed poorly and eliminated themselves from consideration. Don’t repeat their mistakes!