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

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 06, 2017

The Importance of Promoting Leadership and Development in the Workplace


A strong leader is one who can empower others. The best way to curb concerns over the leadership pipeline is by investing in development opportunities and training for staff.

September 26, 2017

IRS Allowing Employers to Truncate SSN on W-2 forms


The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations in an effort to reduce identity theft. These proposals would allow employers to use truncated taxpayer identification numbers (TTIN) in place of the full nine-digit sequence on Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, given to employees.

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September 19, 2017

How to best manage your Company’s Glassdoor

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Job search engine and review website, Glassdoor, plays a very large role in company branding. When handled correctly, a company’s Glassdoor account can work to successfully market a firm and in turn conjure up desirability for advertised vacancies within a company.

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 05, 2017

How to Assess a Candidate’s Soft Skills


Assessing a candidate’s soft skills in an interview, just like the conducting of the interview itself, requires that you as the hiring manager are asking open-ended questions. To get a more accurate understanding of the candidate, be sure to give them the reins and let them showcase their marketable skills.

August 29, 2017

How to Best Manage Realistic Hiring Expectations


Assistant Director of Temporary Staffing, Melissa Perez, “In today’s market, finding the perfect candidate is like finding a needle in a haystack. Perhaps employers should focus on identifying that person who is closest to being their perfect candidate and giving them a chance to succeed in their organization. Sometimes it’s all about taking a chance.”

August 22, 2017

The Best Ways to Motivate your Employees


As much as a manager wants their employees to be giving 100% of their effort 100% of the time, the reality is that motivation can waver and that will lead to a lag in productivity and thus, results. A good leader is one who knows when to dictate and when to listen. Motivating indeed requires this balance.

August 15, 2017

The Employer Benefits of Unlimited Vacation Days


The policy of unlimited vacation days is becoming increasingly popular beyond its Silicon Valley roots. There are many benefits to this approach of HR management (as well as some downfalls) on the side of the employee. However, there are also advantages to the employer as well.

August 08, 2017

The Importance of Employer Branding


Employer branding is immensely important to the recruitment of Top Talent as quality candidates are drawn to work in environments they know will nurture as well as challenge them. The influx of opinion driven consumer marketing shapes employer branding in the public sphere. Employer branding can be reclaimed by a company by concentrating efforts on developing strategies to improve their image and project their best identity.