Is your job search making you feel overwhelmed?

Various newspaper headlines with words depicting worry and uncertainty

From speaking with our candidates, we know that looking for a job is often overwhelming. In fact, according to Seek, almost 70% of active job seekers agreed with the statement ‘looking for a job is overwhelming’.  Consequently, if you are ready for a new job but find yourself consistently procrastinating and not doing anything about it, you are not … Read more

Are Referrals the Best Way to Hire Top Talent?

Joeri and Steve at Abacus Human Capital

A Personalised Recruitment Service The catalyst for Steven Lane starting up Abacus Human Capital in 2009 was to provide a personalised recruitment service built around developing an in-depth understanding of our clients and candidates by listening and never pushing our own agenda. Although we aren’t able to help everyone we talk to, we work hard to provide an honest and transparent service. The ‘Human’ in our name, Abacus Human Capital, highlights that we see everyone as Human and it doesn’t … Read more

Christmas in 2020… how are you doing and what can we expect? 

  Take a deep breath in.       And out.       It’s been a big year. 2020 has thrown some of the biggest curveballs to every aspect of our lives and as the year is nearing a close, some elements have returned to ‘normal’ while others remain uncertain and challenging. Now we look to Christmas in the coming weeks… so how are you feeling? We don’t know what … Read more

How to hire a keeper… 

Whether looking for a reliable business partner, a responsible tutor for your child, the love of your life, or your next amazing hire, you can’t escape the age-old question: How do I find the one?  Chances are, if you’re a leader, you’ve probably made a bad hire at some point in your leadership career that … Read more

Is it time to make a career move?

Have you found yourself daydreaming recently about working in a new job or role or if the company you’re in is the one you want/need to be in?  If so, you’re in the right place. If you’ve never asked any of these questions, you’re also in the right place because now is a great time to … Read more

Is working from home beneficial?

working from home

In our experience working with accountants and finance professionals, we have found that the industry is known for working long hours with accountants often being the first to arrive and the last to leave. I have met with several candidates over the last week who are looking for new job opportunities and one theme that … Read more

Are advances in technology helping us recruit better candidates?

There have been profound changes to the recruitment industry over the last decade and I for one personally believe most of these changes have been exceedingly positive, making our jobs as recruiters easier, allowing us to move faster and spend more valuable time conversing with our customers. Some of the positive changes we have seen … Read more

Being a powerful person in the workplace

The word “power” is often associated with the idea of control, dominance, authority and sometimes corruption, depending on your experience, which obviously can have some negative connotations. The kind of power we’re referring to here, however, is quite the opposite.   Through our work in recruitment, we come across a wide variety of people; different cultures, personalities and stories, which … Read more

Managing a Heavy Workload

The chances are that in the three minutes it takes you to read this article, you’ll receive an email adding a task to your ‘to-do’ list, a phone call needing your attention, or an internal communication with a co-worker who has a question for you. Most of us can relate to our days at work often feeling overwhelming before we’ve even sat … Read more