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

February 27, 2019

What to Know Before You Meet with a Recruiter


If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, you probably have a lot of questions about how to prepare or what to expect for your first meeting. Although it will be similar to a job interview, there are a lot of key differences that are important for you to understand.

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.

April 17, 2018

Twenty-Three Percent of Startups Fail Due to Recruitment Shortcomings


According to findings made by CB Insights, 23% of startups fail based on recruitment shortcomings. Unsurprisingly, 42% of startups fail due to the lack of market demand for the product and 29% fail due to running out of money. What is concerning, however, is the preventability of closure due to recruitment issues.

March 09, 2018

People We Count On: Brian Regan


This week we are shining a light on Brian Regan who is on his way to having his most successful quarter at Abacus since joining our firm in 2001. Since taking over the Accounting Support Division in December 2017, Brian has transcended his career to new heights.

December 05, 2017

Robert Pickus Completes NYC Marathon


On November 5th, Robert Pickus completed the New York City Marathon. Before doing so, he raised an incredible $15,147 for the National CMV Foundation. The event, sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services, celebrated its 47th year with 50,773 runners crossing the finish line.

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.

June 27, 2017

Millennials: The New Generation In Recruiting

Very simply, no one understands a millennial more than a millennial. It’s important for a recruiter to understand the motivation of their candidate. A recruiter seeks to learn what motivates a candidate not only to find new work but also to keep thriving in a position. A millennial recruiter can bridge the growing gap in the market.

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.

May 09, 2017

Despite Job-Hopping Trend, Employee Stability Deserves Hiring Managers’ Respect

Abacus Group’s recruiters have seen an acceleration in “job-hopping”—holding a relatively high number of positions in a short period of time. Is it smarter for hiring managers to favor candidates with a diverse background in multiple companies and industries? Or should candidates who exhibit stability receive priority?

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.