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

June 07, 2019

Setting Your Summer Interns Up for Success


The beginning of June marks the start of Summer internships. Offices everywhere will open their doors to bright young minds, eager to experience their first taste of the businesses and industries they hope to work in one day.

May 10, 2019

Managing an Employee Who Makes Little Mistakes


No employee is perfect, but occasionally, someone you manage might start slipping up. These small mistakes don’t negate the good work you know this person can do, but they also cannot go without being discussed. This is a situation no manager wants to deal with but handling it smoothly will keep your team on track, ensure you get the best from the employee, and show that you a truly a leader.

May 03, 2019

How to Bring Summer Into the Office


As the warm weather approaches, you will start to see your employees staring out the window, dreaming of sitting at the beach instead of their cubicles. Of course, summer breaks are a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean the warmer months can’t bring along the opportunity to shake the workplace up a little bit.

April 09, 2019

7 Ways You Can Improve How You Manage


Being in a management position means your company trusts you to lead a team and impart your knowledge onto the staff you oversee. With all the responsibilities that come with being a manager, spending time improving your managerial style can become your last priority. However, as rates of employees feeling disengages and unchallenged rise, working to improve how you manage is key to keeping your staff happy, productive, and successful.

March 15, 2019

What Millennials Want from their Workplace


Millennials, who are currently between 22 and 38 years old, are now dominating the job market compared to any other generation. Because of this, it is pivotal to know what employees in this group are looking for in their workplace.

March 05, 2019

The Benefits of Implementing Professional Development


Implementing professional development in your business is critical for company success. There are a wide variety of options, from planning workshops or attending conferences, to pursuing accreditations or learning the latest technologies.

February 21, 2019

Encouraging the Next Generation of Executives to Lead Now


In October of last year, Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group and expert on leadership in the workplace, Elizabeth Lyle, gave a TED Talk titled “How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders”.

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.