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

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 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.

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.

November 03, 2017

Old Dogs and New Tricks: Why Constant Training is Key


It’s a sad reality that companies offering training to their mature-aged workers are seen as being progressive. The best thing for business is to have constant training across the board without ignoring older employees.

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.

July 25, 2017

Three Things to Remember When Managing a Remote Workforce [Infographic]

Ongoing studies conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management this year revealed that more than 60 percent of surveyed organizations allow some sort of telecommuting. This figure is up from the 20 percent that was uncovered in 1996. Below are three things to bear in mind when managing a remote team.

May 17, 2017

Employee Engagement: An Undervalued Investment for Financial Services Leaders


The results of a new survey of financial services employees are in—and the implications are clear. The industry must prioritize employee engagement and workplace culture to attract and retain talent. Most respondents identified features other than pay as characteristics of attractive workplaces.

June 28, 2016

Len Frankel, Abacus Co-Founder, Participates in Employee Engagement Panel

two-ten-hr-summit-abacusIn early June, Abacus Group co-founding partner Len Frankel  shared his employee management expertise on a panel at Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s annual HR Summit. Attended by various Human Resources executives, the dialogue explored the idea that increasing the bottom line requires more than a strategic product assortment and excellent customer service; strong employee engagement, too, can lead to greater fiscal results.

March 10, 2014

Detect an Impending Resignation: Five Employee Qualities to Watch

exit-resignationAn employee resignation is rarely a pleasant occurrence. There are some definitive warning signs that can arm an employer with a head start on filling the vacancy or, if deemed appropriate, engage the employee in an attempt to change his or her mind. Here are five characteristics you will typically notice in an employee who’s getting ready to look elsewhere or is actively interviewing for new positions.