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

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 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.

April 20, 2018

Survey Showing Vacation Shame on the Decline


The annual Family Vacation Survey by Alamo Rent A Car showed that 59 percent of adult workers claim that they put pressure on themselves to work whilst on a family vacation, while 51 percent feel guilty that a co-worker has to cover for them in their absence.

April 13, 2018

How to Best Take Constructive Criticism


Constructive criticism can be a bitter pill to swallow but like medicine, it is there to improve you, even if initially it doesn’t sit well. There is value in constructive criticism, bear in mind the following when it comes to receiving it.

April 10, 2018

Four Ways Employers can Reduce Stress in their Employees


A large amount of stress for a sustained amount of time can cause burnout and high employee turnover. It is up to management to keep stress levels low and therefore employee productivity, high.

August 22, 2017

The Best Ways to Motivate your Employees


As much as a manager wants their employees to be giving 100% of their effort 100% of the time, the reality is that motivation can waver and that will lead to a lag in productivity and thus, results. A good leader is one who knows when to dictate and when to listen. Motivating indeed requires this balance.

May 09, 2017

Despite Job-Hopping Trend, Employee Stability Deserves Hiring Managers’ Respect

Abacus Group’s recruiters have seen an acceleration in “job-hopping”—holding a relatively high number of positions in a short period of time. Is it smarter for hiring managers to favor candidates with a diverse background in multiple companies and industries? Or should candidates who exhibit stability receive priority?