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

April 13, 2016

Five Reasons Why Hiring through a Recruiter is a Worthwhile Investment

Hiring with the help of an executive recruitment firm appears expensive at first glance. In reality, the expenses associated with filling roles internally can be just as—if not more—costly. Chris Cook, Director of Accounting & Finance Recruitment in our Los Angeles office, understands this common concern. He asserts the five strongest reasons why recruiting agencies are worthwhile investments for hiring professionals.

February 05, 2013

Executive Recruiters: The Alternative to Employee Referrals

A recent article from The New York Times by Mr. Nelson D. Schwartz discusses the prevalence of referral hiring in major corporations.  An increasingly popular hiring strategy among employers, referral sourcing circumvents candidates who carry the “stigma” of reliance on Internet job boards and career fairs. As one HR consultant explains, the most capable professionals are those who are endorsed by internal employees, while the rest are less likely to be “top performers.”