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

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.

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.

September 26, 2018

How to Keep Employees Engaged Now Summer is Over


It’s unsurprising that summer is seen as the best time to enhance employee engagement and team building. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that once the weather turns and the season comes to an end, you will see a change in employee interaction and bonding.

September 11, 2018

Banning Work Emails Outside Office Hours: The Conversation


A 2017 study found that the average worker spent an average of eight hours a week sending emails outside of work. The average worker also checks their email or chat every 7.5 minutes. There have been talks about introducing the ban to New York City’s five boroughs whereby businesses failing to abide by the rule would face fines.