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

November 29, 2016

What LinkedIn’s 2017 Projections Mean for Hiring Decision Makers

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Earlier this quarter, LinkedIn published its Global Recruiting Trends 2017 Report detailing hiring around the world. The professional networking site surveyed 4000 talent acquisition leaders in 35 countries to provide public access to important recruiting metrics and trends. Findings indicate that hiring will increase and that employer branding is the strategy of choice.

November 23, 2016

Your First Job Change: Best Practices for a Candidate-Recruiter Partnership

candidate-recruiter partnershipChanging jobs is a stressful process, especially if you have never done so before. Are you new to the job market, but unsure of how to effectively partner with an executive recruiter? If you are only a few years into your career—preparing to make your first post-graduate job change—such concerns are very common. Overcome these worries with a thorough understanding of candidate-recruiter relationship best practices.

November 18, 2016

Don’t Get Caught Shorthanded this Holiday Season

winter-holidaysThanksgiving is less than a week away, but it’s not too early to formulate your year-end temporary staffing plans. In fact, if you haven’t already begun planning ahead for extra support, your team or colleagues are at risk of being shorthanded this December. A lack of key personnel in the final weeks of the year can put an enormous strain on productivity, staff morale, and profits.

November 15, 2016

The Four P’s of Passing up a Job Offer

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Securing a new job offer when you are disengaged in your current role can feel like a golden ticket to positive change. But job opportunities vary heavily in desirability, stability, and career value. Review our list of the “Four P’s”—People, Position, Pay, and Practicality—to evaluate your next offer.

November 09, 2016

Abacus Group’s New Event Staffing Off to a Running Start

event-staffingAbacus Group is pleased to announce the addition of Event Staffing to its Administrative Support Division. The new resource is the result of the firm’s strategic partnership with TempTrends. We recently launched our new venture at full-speed—at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon! We supervised over 300 beverage attendants at various stations throughout Manhattan.

November 04, 2016

Handling an Employee Resignation – No Counteroffer Necessary

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Voluntary turnover is on the rise. Just like employees are encouraged to handle resignations gracefully, managers are, too. Managers should accept resignations with a level-headed, inquisitive, and strategic approach that will not disrupt the company or damage relationships.

November 01, 2016

Your Checklist for Supplying References to a Prospective Employer

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A hiring manager’s request for professional references is a favorable sign. Your resume was impressive, you interviewed well, and, possibly, you’ve made it past a round or two of candidate elimination. A reference check request absolutely indicates interest, and it is imperative to maximize this final opportunity to strengthen your candidacy. Here are some important items to know about the process.