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

June 06, 2017

How Talented Executive Recruiters Market Your Open Job

The candidate-recruiter process works well because executive recruiters wear many hats in their multifaceted profession. They are career advisors, matchmakers, brand spokespeople and—perhaps most importantly—skilled salespeople. Consider the characteristics of an outstanding salesperson and those of an exceptional executive recruiter; there is an extraordinary amount of overlap.

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May 24, 2017

Abacus Group Named to 2017 Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms

Abacus Group announced today its placement on the 2017 list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms. Abacus, which specializes in executive search and temporary staffing for Accounting, Financial, and Administrative positions across all industries, earned an impressive ranking of 25 on the list of 250. In addition to its distinction as one of the top 10% of recruitment firms in the nation, Abacus Group is the highest-ranked company headquartered in NYC.

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May 09, 2017

Despite Job-Hopping Trend, Employee Stability Deserves Hiring Managers’ Respect

Abacus Group’s recruiters have seen an acceleration in “job-hopping”—holding a relatively high number of positions in a short period of time. Is it smarter for hiring managers to favor candidates with a diverse background in multiple companies and industries? Or should candidates who exhibit stability receive priority?

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April 25, 2017

Show Gratitude on Administrative Professionals Day


Tomorrow, April 26, marks Administrative Professionals Day. The holiday is the pinnacle of Administrative Professionals Week, celebrated annually since 1952. This year, remember to show gratitude to those individuals who keep your workplace afloat each day. Take a look at a few ways to celebrate.

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April 13, 2017

Identify Your Workplace “Type” to Hire Compatible Employees

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In the complex process of hiring new employees, cultural compatibility can be easily overlooked or deprioritized. A deeper dive into job seekers’ personality traits and working style are often lost, resulting in hiring mistakes. Employers will see better results if they are able to classify their workplace as a type and find professionals who perform best in it.

April 07, 2017

Recruitment Agencies: Why Quality Beats Quantity

quality over quantity recruitmentIf a hiring manager wants to identify the best available candidate for an open requisition, with how many recruiters should he or she partner? Your gut might answer, “I should work with as many recruitment firms as possible to quickly receive the best available selection of candidates.” This response can be very destructive, however. We encourage hiring managers to select a primary or “go-to” agency.

March 30, 2017

The Character Sketch of Everyone You Hire Must Include These Three Traits

character-sketch-traits-every-hire.pngCertain character traits are highly desirable in every job applicant. They need to be part of the profile of a hire at any level, with any company, and in any industry. Our recruiters meet hundreds of candidates each week, which has enabled their identification of the most important personal qualities of a job seeker. You’ll increase the likelihood of hiring someone exceptional by screening for qualities like these.

March 24, 2017

The Case for an Active Employer Presence on LinkedIn

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There is so much buzz around LinkedIn’s utility for job seekers that the platform’s value for employers gets lost in the chatter. For hiring managers, HR professionals, and other business leaders, the social network is often underutilized. The website or mobile app is one of the first destinations that candidates visit to learn more about a company.

March 17, 2017

The Recruiter You Don’t Want to Work With

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Every executive recruiter is different. Some recruiters meet their candidates face-to-face, but others limit communication to phone or email. The latter poses a danger to your hiring process. There are risks associated with a recruiter who does not meet his or her candidates in person.

March 14, 2017

Latest Jobs Report Creates Optimism for Employers and Job Seekers

february-jobs-reportThe latest jobs report shows strong U.S. employment growth. 235,000 jobs were created during the month of February, greatly exceeding economists’ expectations of a mere 190,000. Additionally, the total number of employed Americans reached its all-time peak at 152.5 million working people. Employment in Professional and Business Services added 37,000 jobs in February and 597,000 over the year.