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

July 27, 2020

The Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff


As offices begin to reopen and many industries are seeing an increase in business, hiring temporary employees can provide a much-needed extra set of hands for your organization.

September 06, 2019

How to Discuss Gaps in Your Employment History


It’s the daunting question that you know the interviewer will probably ask: What were you doing during the time when you were not working? Whether you chose to prioritize something in your personal life, or your jobs came to an end and it took some time to find your next role, it is not uncommon to have some gaps in time on your resume.

January 04, 2019

The Hiring Surge of December 2018


Hiring surged in December with employers adding 312,000 jobs. This figure was well above the expectation of economists and only confirms that the U.S. economy continues to go from strength to strength.

June 05, 2018

May Marks Unemployment at an 18-year Low


The month of May saw 223,000 jobs added to the U.S. employment market, seeing the unemployment rate drop from 3.9 in April, to 3.8 percent. Unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has not been this low since April 2000.

April 24, 2018

How Your Company Can Benefit from Using a Temporary Staffing Agency


Regardless of the size of your company, employing a temporary staffing agency to meet your temporary staffing needs is laden with benefits. It is no secret that much of your company’s success relies on having the right team.

February 09, 2018

The State of the U.S. Job Market Offering a Promising Start to the Year


The falling unemployment rate in recent months has strengthened the economy and provided great hope for the year ahead.

January 05, 2018

How to Know it’s Time to get Agile Talent


Often the need for more staff is an obvious one. It may be that your current cohort has gaps in their knowledge and skills that outsourced agile talent may be able to fill or simply your team needs more manpower.

August 01, 2017

What to Look For When Transitioning an Employee from Temp to Perm

It’s very hard to find quality temp employees given the time constraints during the hiring process. Bearing this in mind, it’s even more difficult to find the right candidate you wish to keep on as a permanent member of the team. That’s not to say that it’s impossible to find a worthy temp candidate you wish to keep on. However, key characteristics need to be identified before transitioning the employee from temp to perm.

July 14, 2017

Why Summer is the Best Time to Speak to a Recruiter

Summer certainly isn’t the easiest time to find a job but it’s best to look at the season as an opportunity to kick your search into gear, perhaps even take a different approach.

April 21, 2017

Check Out a New Tool to Privately Express Interest in Temp Work


LinkedIn gives users the option to privately signal to employers and recruiters their interest in new jobs. Recently, the career networking platform expanded the function for professionals to specify if they are looking for contract work. This modification has already facilitated better-aligned connections between job seekers and recruiters.