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

June 19, 2018

What Summer Fridays can do for your Business


The tradition of summer Fridays has grown with companies offering all or part of summer Fridays off. It may seem counterproductive to offer such leniency but studies have shown that employees are actually more productive given the perk.

June 08, 2018

Three Things You Should Never Ask in an Interview


Making it to the interview stage of the job application process is an achievement in and of itself. The company obviously likes your background and wants to take the time to meet you in person and get to know you better. However, the pressure is on to impress them and prove yourself as a viable candidate for the job.

June 05, 2018

May Marks Unemployment at an 18-year Low


The month of May saw 223,000 jobs added to the U.S. employment market, seeing the unemployment rate drop from 3.9 in April, to 3.8 percent. Unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has not been this low since April 2000.

May 29, 2018

Common Mistakes Made During the Hiring Process


The hiring process can be quite complicated and thus exhausting for everyone involved. However, it cannot be forgotten that as much as you are interviewing candidates to work for you, these same individuals are interviewing you as well.

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.

May 08, 2018

Key Takeaways from J.B. Maverick’s Career Advice


Investopedia released an article on the differences between working in investment banking and working in private banking. Maverick’s sound advice resonated so much so that it warranted a summary of takeaways.

May 04, 2018

How Contagious Employee Turnover Can Be Good For Your Company


Over half of full time employed Americans spend more time with their colleagues than with their families. It is therefore unsurprising the importance of employee relations and the prevalence of contagion in employee turnover.

April 27, 2018

Second Time Lucky: How to Interview if it’s your second attempt


Sometimes candidates interview for jobs at their dream company and come out unsuccessful. It happens. It’s unfortunate but it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of your journey to that company.

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 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.