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Three Ways to Negotiate a Better Salary

moneyYou feel it, right? You know when it’s coming. You aced a few interview and ta-da! You finally get that coveted call from the recruiter with an offer.

Here comes the fun part. Negotiations!

According to a piece in Harvard Business Review, there are a few negotiating to keep in mind. Read more

ADP Jobs Report Says Hiring’s on Hold; Stormy Weather Impacts Hiring

ImproveJobProspectsAs the stock market dropped the past few weeks apparently per ADP’s new report, hiring does not have such a sunny outlook either.

Per their report, the private sector added 175,000 jobs in January. The significance of this number? It’s the weakest month for hiring since August. Usually in January there seems to be an uptick since December slows down due to the holidays but ADP reported 227,000 new jobs in December.

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, alluded to weather having an impact on hiring.

He told CNN, “Cold and stormy winter weather continued to weigh on the job numbers.” He pointed out that underlying job growth still remains “sturdy” and he’s expecting a breakout year.

‘Washington Post’ Anticipates Growth With Several New Hires

handshakeWe love hearing about good news and really cringe when we have to report about layoffs. With that spirit, we were excited to read about expansion of The Washington Post in The New York Times.

Growth is anticipated per its new owner, Amazon founder Jeffrey Bezos. In a memo issued to staff yesterday, it was revealed that five new politics reporters will be added to staff along with photo editors. This is in addition to data visualization specialists, news desk staff and web designers, too. Read more

‘Fortune’ Releases Best Companies to Work For List Regarding Massive Hiring Sprees

ribbonAnd the winner is…Ernst and Young!

Fortune has released its list of the best employers to work for this year. We have to admit, we were pretty surprised to find Google listed in the eighth spot. That is, until we realized the significance of this particular list.

Technically, Google has landed in the numero uno spot in Fortune’s list however this particular round up entails companies looking to make more than 1,000 hires in 2014.  Read more

Keys to Job Seeker Success in 2014? Location, Timing & Skills

interviewWant to be in the right place at the right time? Who doesn’t, right?

Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO, says another key driver to a job search is having the right skills and the bility to showcase them. ”This year, the key drivers of success with a job search are location, timing and skills.”

The challenge of course is finding an opportunity to match your skills and showcase the demand for your excellent skills.

Per the press release, he adds, “And more importantly, act quickly to connect with employers as open positions are often fleeting.”

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter demonstrates hiring optimism across the board. Their numbers represent the strongest Outlook Survey data since 2008. Keep in mind though each market has its own ups and downs. Some markets are going to be up while others won’t be as hot. He points out the “lumpy” hiring: “The hiring outlook is clearly more positive; however it’s uneven across the U.S.”

CareerBuilder Survey Reveals 2013 Hiring Shapes Up to Look Like 2012

2013Even though the monthly jobs report was absent this morning as a result of the government shutdown, per a new survey published by CareerBuilder, numbers show a decent amount of employers looking to add headcount.

Per the survey, one in four employers wants to add full-time headcount in the fourth quarter. This is spot on compared to last year. Specific industries will outpace the national average for hiring in the realm of information technology, manufacturing and financial services. And yes, we double-checked to see if media fell in this category but alas, it didn’t.

As per hiring numbers for the quarter ending September 30, 28 percent of employers added full-time employees. This is slightly down from last year’s numbers which raked in at 32 percent. On the other end, 11 percent of employers reduced their forces in comparison to 12 percent this time last year. Read more

New Survey Reveals Uptick in Hiring for Temporary Employment

There’s a dose of good news to share. According to a CareerBuilder survey, employers revealed that temporary and contract hiring will increase by the end of this calendar year to the tune of 10 percent compared to last year. Technically temporary work made up 15 percent of hiring the past four years — not too shabby!

Plus, employers revealed that full-time permanent hiring through the end of December will match last year’s full-time hiring numbers. Read more

ADP’s National Employment Report Shows Hiring Increase for June

As we await the government’s monthly jobs report this morning to reflect June hiring, we do know this: Earlier in the week ADP released their monthly National Employment Report and it’s looking good! ADP reported a general increase in hiring.

Private sector employment increased by 188,000 jobs from May to June. In addition, the number for May’s job’s gains were decreased to 134,00 from an initially reported 135,000. Read more

Thanks to Social Media, New Survey Reveals Employers Discover Reasons Not to Extend Job Offers

By now we all know the importance of cleaning up our social media profiles since it’s not uncommon for recruiters and hiring managers to search but a new survey seconds that notion. In fact, CareerBuilder’s new study shows that a questionable profile can cost job seekers the potential job.

Reflecting an increase from last year’s survey, more than two out of five hiring managers who actively research candidates online indicated they discovered information that caused them not to move forward.

As for the content itself, hiring managers and recruiters found a variety of questionable content such as proof of inappropriate behavior as well as information which contradicted the job seekers’ qualifications for the job. Furthermore, some candidates bad mouthed previous employers and others demonstrated poor communication skills. Read more

New Survey Reveals Hiring Expected to Slow This Quarter

This just in…hiring is anticipated to be slowing down this quarter, says a new survey by CareerBuilder.

Compared to last year, apparently we’ll see a slow down through the end of June. More than 2,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals were surveyed. Respondents revealed they’re more cautious at the moment than they were a year ago.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained in a press release, “The U.S. job market is in a better place today, but concerns over spending cuts, wavering global economies, and other factors are weighing on employers’ minds. We expect continued stability and improvement as the year goes on.” Read more

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