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

January 12, 2018

How to Manage Millennials


Although it is important not to make sweeping generalizations, it also goes without saying that millennials are unlike any generation that has preceded them and therefore stimulate much debate and conversation, particularly in regards to how to deal with them in the workforce.

January 09, 2018

Accounting and Finance Resume Tips [Infographic]


A good resume is essential to securing an interview. It is the first impression employers capture of your personal brand and as such should portray you in the best light possible.

January 05, 2018

How to Know it’s Time to get Agile Talent


Often the need for more staff is an obvious one. It may be that your current cohort has gaps in their knowledge and skills that outsourced agile talent may be able to fill or simply your team needs more manpower.

January 02, 2018

Signs It’s Time for a New Job


There are some telltale signs that it’s time to start looking for a new job. Often it is best to get this process started sooner rather than later as your behavior at work and towards it, may detriment your performance. This could result in your termination before you even had the chance to begin your job search.

December 29, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Boss


As the year winds down, the common practice of making resolutions for the coming year starts to pull focus. This is a great opportunity to set goals as a manager that will ensure you don’t fall into bad habits that have undoubtedly formed over time and not just the past year.

December 26, 2017

How to Best Foster Happiness in the Workplace


Having a happy workplace positively affects productivity, brand identity and employee retention, to name a few. There are a lot of measures management can take in order to foster happiness in the workplace.

December 22, 2017

New York Cares Coat Drive


Accounting & Finance Division, Alexandra Blakeslee, “The New York Cares Coat Drive is an awesome and easy way to give to the community and make a positive impact that will last all season long.”

December 19, 2017

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…


It’s bizarre to think the holidays are upon us again. It has been an incredible year and we have our clients and candidates to thank for that. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and spend it with those you love. We’re looking forward to the challenges and rewards 2018 brings. To view our 2017 holiday greeting card, click below.

December 12, 2017

Tips for Approaching a Panel Interview


Panel interviews are becoming increasingly popular and certainly have their advantages over their one-on-one alternative. What needs to be understood however, is that one does not approach a panel interview in the same way they might a one-on-one.

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.