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

April 17, 2018

Twenty-Three Percent of Startups Fail Due to Recruitment Shortcomings


According to findings made by CB Insights, 23% of startups fail based on recruitment shortcomings. Unsurprisingly, 42% of startups fail due to the lack of market demand for the product and 29% fail due to running out of money. What is concerning, however, is the preventability of closure due to recruitment issues.

April 13, 2018

How to Best Take Constructive Criticism


Constructive criticism can be a bitter pill to swallow but like medicine, it is there to improve you, even if initially it doesn’t sit well. There is value in constructive criticism, bear in mind the following when it comes to receiving it.

April 10, 2018

Four Ways Employers can Reduce Stress in their Employees


A large amount of stress for a sustained amount of time can cause burnout and high employee turnover. It is up to management to keep stress levels low and therefore employee productivity, high.

April 03, 2018

How to Leave on Good Terms [Infographic]


Naturally the situation was not perfect, otherwise, you would not be leaving. However, remain gracious throughout your final days with the company and even in your new job.

March 27, 2018

Why Client Trust is Crucial to your Brand


Recent developments in the Facebook data scandal have taught us a lot about not only the incomparability of the social media giant but also the value of clients’ trust. This fuels the conversation about the importance of gaining the trust of your clients and more importantly, not abusing it.

March 23, 2018

Three Easily Acquired References for a Recent Grad


It is very likely that potential employers will ask for references from you. If your internship experience isn’t particularly strong and doesn’t serve as a source for references, these three examples are great alternatives.

March 20, 2018

SEC Gives the Go-ahead on 2018 Reporting Taxonomies


The Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted the 2018 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and the 2018 SEC Reporting Taxonomy, the Financial Accounting Standards Board reported yesterday.

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March 13, 2018

How to Talk About Your Weaknesses in a Job Interview


Knowing how to talk about your weaknesses in a job interview can be difficult. However, it is important to understand the motivation behind the question in order to answer it favorably.

March 09, 2018

People We Count On: Brian Regan


This week we are shining a light on Brian Regan who is on his way to having his most successful quarter at Abacus since joining our firm in 2001. Since taking over the Accounting Support Division in December 2017, Brian has transcended his career to new heights.

March 06, 2018

How to Answer: ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’


It’s hard to predict what questions and scenarios will arise in an interview. However, questions like “why did you leave your last job?” and “where do you see yourself in five years?” continue to play a part in many interviews.