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

February 27, 2019

What to Know Before You Meet with a Recruiter


If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, you probably have a lot of questions about how to prepare or what to expect for your first meeting. Although it will be similar to a job interview, there are a lot of key differences that are important for you to understand.

February 21, 2019

Encouraging the Next Generation of Executives to Lead Now


In October of last year, Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group and expert on leadership in the workplace, Elizabeth Lyle, gave a TED Talk titled “How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders”.

February 14, 2019

Abacus Wins Best of Staffing


For the sixth year in a row, we are thrilled to announce that Abacus Group has been recognized by Clearly Rated with their 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Satisfaction awards.

January 18, 2019

How to Know It’s the Right Company Before Accepting the Job


It’s hard to know if the company with whom you are interviewing, is the right company for you. However, it is important to do the work beforehand to see to the best of your ability if the fit will be a good one.

January 11, 2019

Mayor de Blasio Pushes to Make New York City First in the U.S. to Require Paid Vacation


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation this week that would require employers provide paid vacation to their staff. New York City would be the first in the country to mandate this type of leave. This time off would be in addition to the five days of paid sick leave that became law in 2014.

January 04, 2019

The Hiring Surge of December 2018


Hiring surged in December with employers adding 312,000 jobs. This figure was well above the expectation of economists and only confirms that the U.S. economy continues to go from strength to strength.

December 11, 2018

How to Assess your Success in a New Role


There is a lot of pressure when you start in a new role. Despite the chaos that can come with transitioning, it is important to assess your own performance to determine your success in a new role.

November 20, 2018

Equipping the Workforce of the Future, According to Chief Learning Officer


Chief Learning Officer published a piece yesterday reiterating the concerns for the future of the workforce and how to bridge the youth skills gap. Now that we are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, concerns are mounting about the future of the workforce and the capabilities of today’s youth.

November 02, 2018

How to Approach Writing Your Resignation Letter


It must be noted that the resignation should only happen once a formal offer has been extended and accepted. Unless you are prepared to be without work, do not give your notice until you are certain you will be transitioning into a new opportunity. The resignation letter is a very necessary element of employment.

October 19, 2018

How to Approach an Exit Interview


Regardless of whether you believe an exit interview is a waste of time or a golden opportunity to help shape the future of the company for your soon to be ex-colleagues, the below pointers should be taken into consideration.