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

November 10, 2017

How to Use the Holiday Season for your Job Search [Infographic]


The holiday season, despite its concentration on taking a break and spending time with loved ones, is indeed an incredibly busy time. A common misconception surrounding the holiday season is that hiring slows down and efforts to cultivate career development are futile.

October 27, 2017

How to Communicate what is Motivating you to Find New Work


The question of “why did you leave your last job” or “why are you looking to leave your current job” is always asked at some point during the interview process. As recruiters, it is a question we always ask candidates as it’s a means of learning what motivates the candidate to pursue new work.

October 20, 2017

New York State Paid Family Leave Scheme


Paid Family Leave is designed to be implemented incrementally, reaching its fullest effect in 2021. Beginning January 1st, 2018, the four-year rollout of the scheme will commence.

October 13, 2017

The New NYC Law Prohibiting Salary Inquiries


With just over two weeks to go before the law comes into effect, relevant parties should begin to review application materials and job postings to eliminate incriminating lexicon and ensure compliance with the new legislation. There should be a strong focus on education so that all involved know their rights and obligations.

October 10, 2017

The IT Job Market Boom


US employers reportedly added some 105,000 IT jobs in September. Computer and electronic products manufacturing, IT services and customer development all saw dramatic increases while data processing, hosting, and related services saw less obvious increases.

October 03, 2017

Big Four Proving Themselves as a Place for Working Moms


Once again all Big Four accounting firms have been named in the top “100 Best Companies” for working moms. EY, Deloitte and PwC took out three of the top 10 spots and KPMG, although falling short of the top 10, made the top 5 of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women.

September 22, 2017

Six Common LinkedIn Job-Seeker Mistakes [Infographic]


It can’t be reiterated enough that LinkedIn is a tremendous resource for job-seekers, employers and recruiters alike. It’s important however that users leverage its vast features and by doing so, eliminate any behavior that doesn’t best serve their brand.

September 15, 2017

How to Incorporate Soft Skills into Your Resume


The importance of soft skills in the job market has not gone unrecognized. Because of the emphasis on these skills that are so difficult to verify and substantiate, effectively incorporating them into your resume is imperative.

September 12, 2017

Internal Vs. External Hiring


When looking to fill a position in your office, you can choose to look internally within your existing employee-base or externally source candidates. Some positions fit better with internal hiring and others external, however, it will very much depend on the role and what you are seeking.

September 08, 2017

Why You Should Never Accept a Counteroffer [Infographic]


Accepting a counteroffer after you have already resigned is like giving a failed relationship one more chance even though you have already given it several opportunities to develop. If you have already determined that your role lacks the career progression and acceleration you need, there shouldn’t be any money or ‘promises’ that will keep you. What changed on the day of your resignation?