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

December 08, 2017

How to Successfully Conduct a Panel Interview


Panel interviews are often better alternatives to one-on-one interviews because they provide a more subjective format since each interviewer gives his or her valuations of the candidate based on the same encounter.

November 14, 2017

Tick Tact Toe: Giving Feedback to Unsuccessful Candidates is no Game


Providing a good experience for candidates will benefit your firm in the long run. These pre-screened individuals with the desire to work for your company will have the means to work on their interviewing skills; making them more employable given their already evidenced skills and interest in your brand.

November 03, 2017

Old Dogs and New Tricks: Why Constant Training is Key


It’s a sad reality that companies offering training to their mature-aged workers are seen as being progressive. The best thing for business is to have constant training across the board without ignoring older employees.

October 31, 2017

The Power of the Offsite


An offsite, the gathering of employees in a setting outside of their day-to-day office, has incredible benefits for employees and managers alike.

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 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.”