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

June 26, 2018

Takeaways from Amy Edmondson’s “How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team” TED Talk

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” Abraham Lincoln

February 23, 2018

What Employers Can Learn about Diversity from Facebook’s Head of Diversity, Maxine Williams

Facebook was named #1 by employees’ choeice on Glassdoor’s 2018, Best Places to Work list. Facebook, worth over half a trillion dollars, no doubt has the funding to provide an appealing experience and culture to its cohort. However, this is not to say that a company cannot provide employee satisfaction if they haven’t reached multibillion-dollar status.

January 19, 2018

How Diversity in the Workplace Creates Positive Change

The push for diversity in many industries remains in the foreground of social activism today. Apart from the obvious moral duty employers have to encourage diversity as well as the anti-discrimination legislation that regulates workforces, there are significant benefits to a diverse workplace for employers and employees.

February 05, 2013

Executive Recruiters: The Alternative to Employee Referrals

A recent article from The New York Times by Mr. Nelson D. Schwartz discusses the prevalence of referral hiring in major corporations.  An increasingly popular hiring strategy among employers, referral sourcing circumvents candidates who carry the “stigma” of reliance on Internet job boards and career fairs. As one HR consultant explains, the most capable professionals are those who are endorsed by internal employees, while the rest are less likely to be “top performers.”