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

May 04, 2018

How Contagious Employee Turnover Can Be Good For Your Company


Over half of full time employed Americans spend more time with their colleagues than with their families. It is therefore unsurprising the importance of employee relations and the prevalence of contagion in employee turnover.

March 27, 2018

Why Client Trust is Crucial to your Brand


Recent developments in the Facebook data scandal have taught us a lot about not only the incomparability of the social media giant but also the value of clients’ trust. This fuels the conversation about the importance of gaining the trust of your clients and more importantly, not abusing it.

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.

December 26, 2017

How to Best Foster Happiness in the Workplace


Having a happy workplace positively affects productivity, brand identity and employee retention, to name a few. There are a lot of measures management can take in order to foster happiness in the workplace.

September 19, 2017

How to best manage your Company’s Glassdoor

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Job search engine and review website, Glassdoor, plays a very large role in company branding. When handled correctly, a company’s Glassdoor account can work to successfully market a firm and in turn conjure up desirability for advertised vacancies within a company.

August 08, 2017

The Importance of Employer Branding


Employer branding is immensely important to the recruitment of Top Talent as quality candidates are drawn to work in environments they know will nurture as well as challenge them. The influx of opinion driven consumer marketing shapes employer branding in the public sphere. Employer branding can be reclaimed by a company by concentrating efforts on developing strategies to improve their image and project their best identity.

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.

September 30, 2016

Hiring Professionals Look to Employer Branding, Social Media to Acquire Talent in 2017

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SHRM recently reported on recruitment software company Jobvite’s 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey of more than 1,600 talent acquisition professionals in the U.S. Respondents overwhelmingly believe that hiring will be very difficult in 2017—primarily due to a shortage of qualified candidates in a market with a surplus of open jobs.