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

August 29, 2017

How to Best Manage Realistic Hiring Expectations


Assistant Director of Temporary Staffing, Melissa Perez, “In today’s market, finding the perfect candidate is like finding a needle in a haystack. Perhaps employers should focus on identifying that person who is closest to being their perfect candidate and giving them a chance to succeed in their organization. Sometimes it’s all about taking a chance.”

August 25, 2017

Social Media and Personal Branding [Infographic]


An individual’s digital footprint goes a long way in representing their personal brand. By utilizing social media to communicate one’s personal brand, you are taking advantage of the myriad of benefits these platforms have in communicating image and connecting people.

August 22, 2017

The Best Ways to Motivate your Employees


As much as a manager wants their employees to be giving 100% of their effort 100% of the time, the reality is that motivation can waver and that will lead to a lag in productivity and thus, results. A good leader is one who knows when to dictate and when to listen. Motivating indeed requires this balance.

August 17, 2017

The Proof is in the Prepping: What to Research before an Interview


Do not underestimate the value of doing research before an interview. Interviewers have more likely than not done extensive research on you, it’s important to extend the same courtesy. Don’t be afraid to seek out individuals who may have insight into the company. Photos online may even indicate the appropriate attire for the interview. If you do a good amount of quality research, it will translate in your interview and set you apart from the competition.

August 15, 2017

The Employer Benefits of Unlimited Vacation Days


The policy of unlimited vacation days is becoming increasingly popular beyond its Silicon Valley roots. There are many benefits to this approach of HR management (as well as some downfalls) on the side of the employee. However, there are also advantages to the employer as well.

August 11, 2017

Startup vs Corporate: Two Households, Both Alike in Dignity


There are many differences between a startup and corporate job. Here the main three are highlighted. Those being: pay, responsibility, and direction. Differences will vary across industries and will be dependent on the jobs however the three highlighted are prominent because they seem to be consistent across the board.

August 08, 2017

The Importance of Employer Branding


Employer branding is immensely important to the recruitment of Top Talent as quality candidates are drawn to work in environments they know will nurture as well as challenge them. The influx of opinion driven consumer marketing shapes employer branding in the public sphere. Employer branding can be reclaimed by a company by concentrating efforts on developing strategies to improve their image and project their best identity.

August 04, 2017

Tips for Sending the Perfect Thank You Email [Infographic]


The Thank You email is not always necessary, in fact, sometimes recruiters will advise against it. However, when it is called for, it is important to make sure the email is portraying the interviewee in the best light. There is no scaffolding for the Thank You email as it will ultimately be dependent on the role, company, and industry. However, the infographic below works as a launching pad for sending the perfect Thank You email.

August 01, 2017

What to Look For When Transitioning an Employee from Temp to Perm

It’s very hard to find quality temp employees given the time constraints during the hiring process. Bearing this in mind, it’s even more difficult to find the right candidate you wish to keep on as a permanent member of the team. That’s not to say that it’s impossible to find a worthy temp candidate you wish to keep on. However, key characteristics need to be identified before transitioning the employee from temp to perm.