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

July 24, 2018

How to Come Back From a Workplace Faux Pas


Maybe it was a mistake made in an interaction with a colleague or rather you made a misstep with a client outside of your organization. The fact of the matter is that yes the faux pas says a lot about you as a professional and on a personal level, however, how you recover from it speaks volumes too.

July 17, 2018

What to do When There are Fires to put out but You Aren’t a Firefighter


It seems to be that you can’t open your browser without seeing another scandal from a multi-billion dollar company - of which you are most likely a customer. From Facebook to Uber to Papa John himself, top executives continue to make headlines and often for the wrong reasons. This begs the question of where to from here.

July 10, 2018

How to Best Hire and Retain Web Developers


It is no secret that the hiring market is tough right now for employers; moreover, it is a great time to be a web developer, either actively looking or gainfully employed. The pool of web developer talent is ever-shrinking meaning that talent may be sought from seemingly happily employed individuals.

July 06, 2018

How to make the most out of a Conference or Expo


There is a lot to be gained from expos and conferences but it’s important to note that leveraging the resources and exposure from events like these can be difficult. Below are some tips on getting the most out of conferences and exhibitions.

June 26, 2018

Takeaways from Amy Edmondson’s “How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team” TED Talk


“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” Abraham Lincoln

June 19, 2018

What Summer Fridays can do for your Business


The tradition of summer Fridays has grown with companies offering all or part of summer Fridays off. It may seem counterproductive to offer such leniency but studies have shown that employees are actually more productive given the perk.

June 08, 2018

Three Things You Should Never Ask in an Interview


Making it to the interview stage of the job application process is an achievement in and of itself. The company obviously likes your background and wants to take the time to meet you in person and get to know you better. However, the pressure is on to impress them and prove yourself as a viable candidate for the job.

June 05, 2018

May Marks Unemployment at an 18-year Low


The month of May saw 223,000 jobs added to the U.S. employment market, seeing the unemployment rate drop from 3.9 in April, to 3.8 percent. Unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has not been this low since April 2000.

May 29, 2018

Common Mistakes Made During the Hiring Process


The hiring process can be quite complicated and thus exhausting for everyone involved. However, it cannot be forgotten that as much as you are interviewing candidates to work for you, these same individuals are interviewing you as well.

May 22, 2018

How to Foster Leadership in the Workplace


It should come as no surprise that leadership development in the workplace is a highly regarded benefit when candidates are considering specific employment. Candidates are thinking more and more about career trajectory and advancement when they are seeking jobs.