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

March 05, 2019

The Benefits of Implementing Professional Development


Implementing professional development in your business is critical for company success. There are a wide variety of options, from planning workshops or attending conferences, to pursuing accreditations or learning the latest technologies.

June 19, 2018

What Summer Fridays can do for your Business


The tradition of summer Fridays has grown with companies offering all or part of summer Fridays off. It may seem counterproductive to offer such leniency but studies have shown that employees are actually more productive given the perk.

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.

January 16, 2018

A Different Way of Thinking: Don’t Look for a Job, Look for an Employer


By looking specifically for an employer over a certain role, job-seekers are more likely to find the right cultural fit that nurtures their professional growth and cultivates a long-term relationship with a company.

August 15, 2017

The Employer Benefits of Unlimited Vacation Days


The policy of unlimited vacation days is becoming increasingly popular beyond its Silicon Valley roots. There are many benefits to this approach of HR management (as well as some downfalls) on the side of the employee. However, there are also advantages to the employer as well.

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?