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

January 24, 2018

Three Important Traits for an Internal Auditor

The role of an internal auditor in every company is an objective-driven one. The wants and needs of hiring executives are changing what is sought after in an internal auditor.

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.

April 04, 2017

Professionalism is Power – Four Behavioral Recommendations for Interviewees

professionalism-is-powerStrong job interview performance is an important skill to master. When you fail to adhere to certain standards, “you can inadvertently come across as unprofessional in your job search,” explains workplace and career expert Alison Green in U.S. News and World Report. Green prepared a list of 10 specific behaviors that repel hiring managers. We’ve reduced Green’s tally to four interpersonal blunders.

July 12, 2016

Despite Recruitment’s Technological Evolution, Personalization Must Prevail

With close to 20 years of operation in executive recruitment, we have witnessed remarkable changes in our line of business. Advancements in technology have strongly impacted the industry. We will explore why this is a favorable development for hiring managers and job seekers alike—and why reliance on technology alone for recruitment is not effective.

January 27, 2016

Alleviate the Woes of Busy Season with Better Communication

It’s that time of year again—Public Accounting Tax Season. We know that this is a hectic time in the profession. According to various supervisory professionals cited in a recent Journal of Accountancy article, improvements to communication will go a long way.

November 10, 2015

Don’t Hit Send Yet: Important Email Etiquette for the Job Seeker

All too often, job seekers fumble their employment prospects with poor email etiquette. A clumsily composed email can send your message straight to trash. On the other hand, an email that follows all the rules and engages the reader can make a big difference. Let’s examine some tips for email communication on a job seeker’s side of things.