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

December 08, 2017

How to Successfully Conduct a Panel Interview


Panel interviews are often better alternatives to one-on-one interviews because they provide a more subjective format since each interviewer gives his or her valuations of the candidate based on the same encounter.

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.

November 17, 2017

Abacus Group Celebrating 20 Years


December 1st marks the 20th anniversary of Abacus Group’s founding. Co-founding partners Len Frankel and Brian Bereck began the firm aspiring to create an environment that had a family feel that translates to a truly personal experience for staff, and clients and candidates alike.

November 14, 2017

Tick Tact Toe: Giving Feedback to Unsuccessful Candidates is no Game


Providing a good experience for candidates will benefit your firm in the long run. These pre-screened individuals with the desire to work for your company will have the means to work on their interviewing skills; making them more employable given their already evidenced skills and interest in your brand.

November 10, 2017

How to Use the Holiday Season for your Job Search [Infographic]


The holiday season, despite its concentration on taking a break and spending time with loved ones, is indeed an incredibly busy time. A common misconception surrounding the holiday season is that hiring slows down and efforts to cultivate career development are futile.

November 03, 2017

Old Dogs and New Tricks: Why Constant Training is Key


It’s a sad reality that companies offering training to their mature-aged workers are seen as being progressive. The best thing for business is to have constant training across the board without ignoring older employees.

October 31, 2017

The Power of the Offsite


An offsite, the gathering of employees in a setting outside of their day-to-day office, has incredible benefits for employees and managers alike.

October 27, 2017

How to Communicate what is Motivating you to Find New Work


The question of “why did you leave your last job” or “why are you looking to leave your current job” is always asked at some point during the interview process. As recruiters, it is a question we always ask candidates as it’s a means of learning what motivates the candidate to pursue new work.

October 24, 2017

Deloitte’s Auvenir to be Rolled Out


Deloitte is expected to announce its plans for rolling out its Auvenir system, Auvenir Audit Smarter platform, to the North American market, this week.

October 20, 2017

New York State Paid Family Leave Scheme


Paid Family Leave is designed to be implemented incrementally, reaching its fullest effect in 2021. Beginning January 1st, 2018, the four-year rollout of the scheme will commence.