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

February 27, 2017

The Best Mindset for a New Accounting Job: Be Indispensable

indispensible-accountantAccounting is a competitive field. In a large organization, you and your peers will be considered for the same promotions, raises, and other forms of recognition. And even if you’re one of just a handful of accounting professionals in your new company, there are countless similarly qualified individuals looking for jobs like yours. With the right resources, your employer can replace you fairly quickly, if necessary.

February 22, 2017

Get the Full Story from Your Reference Checks

reference-checks-full-storyRealizing you’ve hired the wrong person a few months into their start date is frustrating and costly. Quality reference checks are among the most effective safeguards against poor hires. Executive search firms perform reference checks for employers; however, if you are conducting the process on your own, use the questions here to ensure a strong technical and personality fit.

February 16, 2017

Repeat Wins for Abacus Group in Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing®

best-of-staffing-abacus-group-2017Abacus Group’s repeat recognition by both Best of Staffing categories—Client and Talent—represents yet another extraordinary accomplishment for the firm, which is now in its 20th year of operation. The agency received the Client Award for the fourth consecutive year, indicating consistently exceptional feedback from its client base. Meanwhile, the company’s candidates honored our quality of service for the third year in a row.

February 14, 2017

The Long-Term Value of a Candidate-Recruiter Relationship

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Many professionals mistakenly believe that their placement in a new job officially concludes their relationship with their recruiter. This far from true and those who act accordingly risk a major disservice to themselves. If you keep in touch, your recruiter will be far more likely to come to your rescue in three key career scenarios.

February 10, 2017

The Tax Relief You Need – With Quality Administrative Assistance

tax-busy-season-administrativeWe know well that our Public Accounting clients are currently working their hardest in the height of Tax Season. Your employees—and your business—will benefit from some relief. Have you considered bringing in a few Administrative Assistants who specialize in tax collating to ease the burden for the next couple of months

February 07, 2017

Take a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Career Mentorship

mentor-chalkboardThe traditional concept of career mentorship brings to mind one individual whom another—probably more junior—professional looks to for direction, motivation, and guidance in the work world. In reality, there is probably no such person who exists, so you can diversify your learning experiences from people who are experts in different areas that interest you.

February 03, 2017

Access the Hidden Talent Market with an Executive Recruiter

hidden-talent-marketRecruiters advocate helping professionals tap the “hidden job market.” Conversely, they present qualified candidates who are otherwise inaccessible to hiring managers and HR staff—the hidden talent market. Trends indicate that many employees are already looking for new jobs this year but, in order to make the best hiring decisions possible, employers need to consider both active candidates and the hidden talent market.