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

July 23, 2019

Advice for First Time Supervisors


Serving as a manager for the first time can be daunting. It’s intimidating to now be responsible for other employees but remember, being promoted to a managerial role means your supervisors have all the confidence in you.

June 21, 2019

Perks of Pursuing Professional Development Opportunities


Pursuing professional development opportunities, regardless of how long you have been working, will bring you so many benefits. From getting an advanced degree or taking night classes to attending a conference or conducting individual research, there are so many types of professional development that you can take advantage of.

June 04, 2019

How to Stay Motivated in the Office During the Summer


Staying focused and productive at work can be tough when you know so many others are lying on the beach, hanging out with friend and family, and generally enjoying the warm weather. Instead of spending your time in the office daydreaming of summer fun, push yourself to stay focused and motivated while allowing yourself to bring a little brightness into a mundane workday.

May 28, 2019

Networking Tips for Recent Graduates


Going to networking events and building a list of industry contacts is a key part of advancing your career. As a recent grad, you might have networked a little at career fairs, but true networking events aren’t only about finding potential work opportunities. Following the tips below will ensure you walk in knowing everything you should, feeling confident, and make the right impression.

May 21, 2019

How to Prevent Burnout at Work


Every office has its busy seasons and working through them can be very overwhelming and exhausting. During these times, there is often a lot of pressure to work harder and longer than normal to get the job done, which can result in you crashing. Taking the following steps to prevent burnout will help preserve both your mental and physical health and ensure work is a positive force in your life.

May 10, 2019

Managing an Employee Who Makes Little Mistakes


No employee is perfect, but occasionally, someone you manage might start slipping up. These small mistakes don’t negate the good work you know this person can do, but they also cannot go without being discussed. This is a situation no manager wants to deal with but handling it smoothly will keep your team on track, ensure you get the best from the employee, and show that you a truly a leader.

May 03, 2019

How to Bring Summer Into the Office


As the warm weather approaches, you will start to see your employees staring out the window, dreaming of sitting at the beach instead of their cubicles. Of course, summer breaks are a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean the warmer months can’t bring along the opportunity to shake the workplace up a little bit.

May 01, 2019

How to Prepare For Your Job Search


After weeks of feeling like your current position is no longer the right fit for you, you know it’s time to find a new job! Searching for a job can be an extensive process, but there are a few things you can do before you start sending out applications that will make it go smoother.

April 09, 2019

7 Ways You Can Improve How You Manage


Being in a management position means your company trusts you to lead a team and impart your knowledge onto the staff you oversee. With all the responsibilities that come with being a manager, spending time improving your managerial style can become your last priority. However, as rates of employees feeling disengages and unchallenged rise, working to improve how you manage is key to keeping your staff happy, productive, and successful.

April 02, 2019

How Long is Too Long to be at the Same Company


Most members of the workforce used to have the mentality that once you attain a steady job, you should stay at that company, slowly climbing the management ladder, until retirement. However, this is no longer the outlook that people have.