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

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.

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.

January 30, 2018

The Habits You Need to Form in a New Job That Set You Up for Success


Starting a new job can be tricky and often quite nerve-racking. However, it’s important to start strong in order to set oneself up for a fruitful career.They say it takes 66 days of repetitive behavior in order to form a habit. The first few months of a new job are the perfect time to form habits that will lead to your success in the role.

November 14, 2017

Tick Tact Toe: Giving Feedback to Unsuccessful Candidates is no Game


Providing a good experience for candidates will benefit your firm in the long run. These pre-screened individuals with the desire to work for your company will have the means to work on their interviewing skills; making them more employable given their already evidenced skills and interest in your brand.

September 12, 2017

Internal Vs. External Hiring


When looking to fill a position in your office, you can choose to look internally within your existing employee-base or externally source candidates. Some positions fit better with internal hiring and others external, however, it will very much depend on the role and what you are seeking.

August 17, 2017

The Proof is in the Prepping: What to Research before an Interview


Do not underestimate the value of doing research before an interview. Interviewers have more likely than not done extensive research on you, it’s important to extend the same courtesy. Don’t be afraid to seek out individuals who may have insight into the company. Photos online may even indicate the appropriate attire for the interview. If you do a good amount of quality research, it will translate in your interview and set you apart from the competition.

April 07, 2017

Recruitment Agencies: Why Quality Beats Quantity

quality over quantity recruitmentIf a hiring manager wants to identify the best available candidate for an open requisition, with how many recruiters should he or she partner? Your gut might answer, “I should work with as many recruitment firms as possible to quickly receive the best available selection of candidates.” This response can be very destructive, however. We encourage hiring managers to select a primary or “go-to” agency.

February 16, 2017

Repeat Wins for Abacus Group in Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing®

best-of-staffing-abacus-group-2017Abacus Group’s repeat recognition by both Best of Staffing categories—Client and Talent—represents yet another extraordinary accomplishment for the firm, which is now in its 20th year of operation. The agency received the Client Award for the fourth consecutive year, indicating consistently exceptional feedback from its client base. Meanwhile, the company’s candidates honored our quality of service for the third year in a row.

November 01, 2016

Your Checklist for Supplying References to a Prospective Employer

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A hiring manager’s request for professional references is a favorable sign. Your resume was impressive, you interviewed well, and, possibly, you’ve made it past a round or two of candidate elimination. A reference check request absolutely indicates interest, and it is imperative to maximize this final opportunity to strengthen your candidacy. Here are some important items to know about the process.

December 23, 2014

No Matter Where You Start Your Year…

We’re grateful to play a role ensuring you end up in the right place…

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