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

March 19, 2019

What to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer


The job searching processes can be long and exhausting, so when you find a great fit and receive an offer, it can be hard not to say “yes” immediately. However, it is important to carefully consider all aspects of the job offer to know you’re getting everything you need and want from your future employer.

March 13, 2019

The Most In-Demand Skills of 2019


As the job market shifts and develops, so do the most sought-after skills. Regardless of if you are two or twenty years into your career, it’s important to become familiar with these skills and see if/how they can be applied to what you do.

March 08, 2019

Job Searching Checklist for Upcoming Grads


College graduations are about two months away, so now is the time for upcoming grads to start preparing for their first job search. The process can certainly be daunting but taking some of the first steps over the next few weeks will only benefit you in the long run. Here’s a checklist of 10 things you can do to prepare for your job search before graduation!

January 18, 2019

How to Know It’s the Right Company Before Accepting the Job


It’s hard to know if the company with whom you are interviewing, is the right company for you. However, it is important to do the work beforehand to see to the best of your ability if the fit will be a good one.

January 11, 2019

Mayor de Blasio Pushes to Make New York City First in the U.S. to Require Paid Vacation


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation this week that would require employers provide paid vacation to their staff. New York City would be the first in the country to mandate this type of leave. This time off would be in addition to the five days of paid sick leave that became law in 2014.

January 04, 2019

The Hiring Surge of December 2018


Hiring surged in December with employers adding 312,000 jobs. This figure was well above the expectation of economists and only confirms that the U.S. economy continues to go from strength to strength.

December 11, 2018

How to Assess your Success in a New Role


There is a lot of pressure when you start in a new role. Despite the chaos that can come with transitioning, it is important to assess your own performance to determine your success in a new role.

November 20, 2018

Equipping the Workforce of the Future, According to Chief Learning Officer


Chief Learning Officer published a piece yesterday reiterating the concerns for the future of the workforce and how to bridge the youth skills gap. Now that we are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, concerns are mounting about the future of the workforce and the capabilities of today’s youth.

November 02, 2018

How to Approach Writing Your Resignation Letter


It must be noted that the resignation should only happen once a formal offer has been extended and accepted. Unless you are prepared to be without work, do not give your notice until you are certain you will be transitioning into a new opportunity. The resignation letter is a very necessary element of employment.

October 19, 2018

How to Approach an Exit Interview


Regardless of whether you believe an exit interview is a waste of time or a golden opportunity to help shape the future of the company for your soon to be ex-colleagues, the below pointers should be taken into consideration.