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

How to tackle the work-life balance

In recent years, the awareness of mental health has come to the forefront of our attention in Australia and abroad. There has been a movement towards openness and understanding of what mental health is and the value of being attentive to it, particularly in the workplace. In the wake of this movement, ‘work-life balance’ has been … Read more

Navigating Difficult Co-workers

Remember those dreaded group-projects in high school where you were put into groups that were not of your choosing? Sometimes walking into our workplaces can feel eerily similar. We haven’t made the hiring decision to work with the people on our team and can be startlingly aware that each co-worker comes with their own personality, work … Read more

Meet Recruitment Consultant, Joeri Pohan

  Joeri Pohan (pronounced “you-ree”) is Abacus Human Capital’s newest Recruitment Consultant in our Permanent Division which means he’ll be helping you hire the best candidates on the market for permanent roles or finding you a dream accounting position. Joeri is an adventurer at heart and a huge people person which fits perfectly with his ability … Read more