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

November 19, 2019

The Debate on Unlimited PTO


All benefits packages look different, specifically when it comes to paid time off. Some companies break down your days to personal, vacation, and sick time, while others lump them all together.

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October 01, 2019

Training New Employees for Success


Training new employees can be daunting and overwhelming but is crucial for their lasting success at your company. The previous experiences of the new staff will affect what you teach them, but how you teach them is just as important.

September 17, 2019

Hosting a Company Wide Town Hall Meeting


The end of the year is the perfect time to hold a town hall meeting for your company, meaning now is the time to start planning. Regardless of how large your office is, you want to be considerate and thoughtful about the way you run the meeting so that all participants feel their voices were heard and respected.

August 16, 2019

Shifting CEO’s Focus from Profits to People


Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani, a leader in the Greek yogurt industry, gave a talk at a TED conference last April. His talk titled “The anti-CEO playbook”, explores the history of Chobani and how the company’s humble beginnings shaped the way Ulukaya leads as a CEO.

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July 23, 2019

Advice for First Time Supervisors


Serving as a manager for the first time can be daunting. It’s intimidating to now be responsible for other employees but remember, being promoted to a managerial role means your supervisors have all the confidence in you.

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.