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

July 10, 2018

How to Best Hire and Retain Web Developers


It is no secret that the hiring market is tough right now for employers; moreover, it is a great time to be a web developer, either actively looking or gainfully employed. The pool of web developer talent is ever-shrinking meaning that talent may be sought from seemingly happily employed individuals.

July 06, 2018

How to make the most out of a Conference or Expo


There is a lot to be gained from expos and conferences but it’s important to note that leveraging the resources and exposure from events like these can be difficult. Below are some tips on getting the most out of conferences and exhibitions.

June 26, 2018

Takeaways from Amy Edmondson’s “How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team” TED Talk


“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” Abraham Lincoln

May 29, 2018

Common Mistakes Made During the Hiring Process


The hiring process can be quite complicated and thus exhausting for everyone involved. However, it cannot be forgotten that as much as you are interviewing candidates to work for you, these same individuals are interviewing you as well.

May 22, 2018

How to Foster Leadership in the Workplace


It should come as no surprise that leadership development in the workplace is a highly regarded benefit when candidates are considering specific employment. Candidates are thinking more and more about career trajectory and advancement when they are seeking jobs.

May 04, 2018

How Contagious Employee Turnover Can Be Good For Your Company


Over half of full time employed Americans spend more time with their colleagues than with their families. It is therefore unsurprising the importance of employee relations and the prevalence of contagion in employee turnover.

April 24, 2018

How Your Company Can Benefit from Using a Temporary Staffing Agency


Regardless of the size of your company, employing a temporary staffing agency to meet your temporary staffing needs is laden with benefits. It is no secret that much of your company’s success relies on having the right team.

April 17, 2018

Twenty-Three Percent of Startups Fail Due to Recruitment Shortcomings


According to findings made by CB Insights, 23% of startups fail based on recruitment shortcomings. Unsurprisingly, 42% of startups fail due to the lack of market demand for the product and 29% fail due to running out of money. What is concerning, however, is the preventability of closure due to recruitment issues.

April 10, 2018

Four Ways Employers can Reduce Stress in their Employees


A large amount of stress for a sustained amount of time can cause burnout and high employee turnover. It is up to management to keep stress levels low and therefore employee productivity, high.

March 27, 2018

Why Client Trust is Crucial to your Brand


Recent developments in the Facebook data scandal have taught us a lot about not only the incomparability of the social media giant but also the value of clients’ trust. This fuels the conversation about the importance of gaining the trust of your clients and more importantly, not abusing it.