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

October 27, 2016

13 Spooky Hiring Habits that Scare Away Applicants

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The cultivation of high-caliber employees in a market that favors job seekers is a hot topic. Perhaps you are struggling to locate the best individuals for your open roles. Let’s talk about what not to do when hiring staff. Disorganized, unfriendly, or abrasive processes scare candidates away—and, no, Halloween does not make them more acceptable.

October 25, 2016

Laurie Kotton Celebrates 16 Years at Abacus Group

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Laurie Kotton, CPA, and Partner, Accounting & Finance Recruitment, is celebrating 16 years at Abacus Group this month. Since October 2000, Laurie has been a tremendous asset to the business and is one of New York City’s most successful Accounting & Finance recruiting professionals—an accomplishment she attributes to the teamwork of her Abacus Group family.

October 21, 2016

LinkedIn Recommendations: Permanent and Necessary Testimonials in the Age of Social Proof

linkedin-recommendations-social-proofConsumers overwhelmingly depend on verified peer opinions to make informed choices. If employers, too, are buyers and job seekers are products, the social proof principle applies on a larger scale. We recommend taking advantage of LinkedIn’s Recommendations feature to preserve positive testimonials of your accomplishments, skills, and character in one convenient place for public viewing.

October 18, 2016

Think Twice before Reacting with a Counteroffer

think-twice-before-making-counterofferVoluntary resignations are increasingly common as job seekers regain control of the market. According to compensation survey data and consulting firm Compdata, voluntary turnover has grown steadily from 9.1% in 2011 to 11.6% in 2015. Therefore, managers should prepare to effectively handle the occasional loss of top-performing employees without extending a counteroffer.

October 12, 2016

Secure a Face-to-Face Interview with Four Essential Phone Screen Tips

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In a job search, expect that some employers will request a phone screen to determine your qualification for an in-person interview. Sure, a remote discussion has advantages—you don’t need to dress your best, for instances—but your presentation still matters immensely in ways different from a face-to-face interview. Here are four tips to make the most of the conversation.

October 05, 2016

Abacus Group Named a Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency

We are proud to announce that today, October 5, 2016, LinkedIn recognized Abacus Group as a Top 25 Most Socially Engaged medium-sized staffing agency in the United States. We’d like to thank our client and talent networks for helping us achieve this incredible milestone.