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

July 23, 2019

Advice for First Time Supervisors


Serving as a manager for the first time can be daunting. It’s intimidating to now be responsible for other employees but remember, being promoted to a managerial role means your supervisors have all the confidence in you.

June 07, 2019

Setting Your Summer Interns Up for Success


The beginning of June marks the start of Summer internships. Offices everywhere will open their doors to bright young minds, eager to experience their first taste of the businesses and industries they hope to work in one day.

May 10, 2019

Managing an Employee Who Makes Little Mistakes


No employee is perfect, but occasionally, someone you manage might start slipping up. These small mistakes don’t negate the good work you know this person can do, but they also cannot go without being discussed. This is a situation no manager wants to deal with but handling it smoothly will keep your team on track, ensure you get the best from the employee, and show that you a truly a leader.

April 09, 2019

7 Ways You Can Improve How You Manage


Being in a management position means your company trusts you to lead a team and impart your knowledge onto the staff you oversee. With all the responsibilities that come with being a manager, spending time improving your managerial style can become your last priority. However, as rates of employees feeling disengages and unchallenged rise, working to improve how you manage is key to keeping your staff happy, productive, and successful.

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.

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.

December 29, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Boss


As the year winds down, the common practice of making resolutions for the coming year starts to pull focus. This is a great opportunity to set goals as a manager that will ensure you don’t fall into bad habits that have undoubtedly formed over time and not just the past year.

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.

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.