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

February 21, 2019

Encouraging the Next Generation of Executives to Lead Now


In October of last year, Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group and expert on leadership in the workplace, Elizabeth Lyle, gave a TED Talk titled “How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders”.

May 22, 2018

How to Foster Leadership in the Workplace


It should come as no surprise that leadership development in the workplace is a highly regarded benefit when candidates are considering specific employment. Candidates are thinking more and more about career trajectory and advancement when they are seeking jobs.

January 12, 2018

How to Manage Millennials


Although it is important not to make sweeping generalizations, it also goes without saying that millennials are unlike any generation that has preceded them and therefore stimulate much debate and conversation, particularly in regards to how to deal with them in the workforce.

October 06, 2017

The Importance of Promoting Leadership and Development in the Workplace


A strong leader is one who can empower others. The best way to curb concerns over the leadership pipeline is by investing in development opportunities and training for staff.

June 06, 2017

How Talented Executive Recruiters Market Your Open Job

The candidate-recruiter process works well because executive recruiters wear many hats in their multifaceted profession. They are career advisors, matchmakers, brand spokespeople and—perhaps most importantly—skilled salespeople. Consider the characteristics of an outstanding salesperson and those of an exceptional executive recruiter; there is an extraordinary amount of overlap.

March 10, 2017

Three Ways to Ace an Interview with the CEO

ace-interview-CEOProfessionalism, preparation, and curiosity are important in a job interview—no matter who you are meeting. We encourage job seekers to adjust their presentation depending on the listener. You might meet with the President/CEO of the organization and your dialogue with him or her should differ substantially from that with HR, the line manager, or someone at your own professional level.

January 17, 2017

How to Assess Your Future Boss in an Interview

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Evaluating the potential for career development is the most basic tenant of changing jobs. Ideally, your future job will enable you to build on your current skillset, to assume greater responsibility, and to confront new challenges. Similarly important is an assessment of the person to whom you will report—your future boss.

January 03, 2017

Moving Up: Five Employee Promotions for 2017

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To kick off 2017, we are proud to announce five internal promotions in our New York City Headquarters. Effective January 3, the following employees now have new responsibilities at Abacus Group: Charles Amato, Jason Fleischer, Melissa Perez, Dianne Perlman, and Gennaro Vitale.

December 07, 2016

Thoughts on Cultivating Public Accounting’s Future Leaders

accounting-future-leadersAccounting industry publication Accounting Today recently reported on an October AICPA Leadership Academy conference. The Academy, which provides “a self-examination of leadership, what that means, and how that impacts personal life, career path, and the CPA profession,” organized a forum for young Accounting professionals to learn about becoming leaders and to share their opinions.

September 13, 2016

Reduce Employee Turnover with a Data-Driven Approach

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Employee retention has reached an eight-year low point, which has damaging implications for income and productivity across all industries. According to employee management expert Dr. John Sullivan, there is a solution to more effective employee retention: enriched data.