Jeremy Hatfield's Blog (14)

Overcoming Bothersome Meeting Behaviors: Blackberry Checkers, Cell Phone Interupters, etc...

Do you ever find yourself in a meeting sitting across the table from a coworker that has his head down, clearly not paying attention to what is going on in the room? Instead, he is sitting with his hands under the table responding to email messages on his Blackberry, while another participant's cell phone begins to ring to the tune of Fergie. Surely you are not the only person that has experienced these distractions.



Beyond.com recently polled its members to ask, "What behavior do… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 27, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

Is The IT Industry Programmed For Career Success?

This edition of Market Metrix focuses on the perseverance of the information technology industry. It’s evident that technology is playing a large role in everything we do at work and at home. As corporations continue to embrace technology and utilize the endless advantages, its no wonder this industry possess a bright future for workers who enter this highly skilled career space. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics project that IT professionals will enjoy the best job prospects, reflecting… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 23, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Government & Military Jobs Thrive As Obama Takes Office

In a time when many industries are declining as a result of the poor economic conditions, it appears as though Government & Military jobs are continuing to thrive. According to the December 2008 Milgram Report, this industry experienced a 33.63% increase in the number of jobs in December 2008 when compared the number of jobs posted in November 2008.



On the flip side, the report indicated that Military & Government Resumes… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 22, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Five Easy to Follow Tips For Setting Your Career Goals For 2009

With the New Year upon us, people across the country are making resolutions and setting goals for 2009. At the onset of the New Year, it's hard enough sticking to your resolutions but with the current state of the economy how are business professionals expecting to keep their resolutions for 2009? The most important thing to keep in mind when setting goals, whether it is to better yourself personally or professionally, is that it is essential to set goals that you will be able to reach. A… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 20, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Hitting 2009 in Stride – Tips From The Top HR Blogging Minds

For our first recruitment carnival of the New Year, I would like to share some of the interesting posts that we have come across in the social media space. The New Year is here, and as we face the uncharted waters of ’09, we feel it is important to learn from our industry counterparts to help make this a successful year.



Recruiting Predictions for 2009



David Manaster, one of the intelligent folks over at ERE.net makes… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 15, 2009 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

Employee Benefits: What Trends to Expect in 2009

In the upcoming year, many employers will find it difficult to expand their employee benefits in a time when the company may be suffering as a result of the poor economy. Although there may not be a large shift in the benefits offered to employees in 2009, workers will need to be realistic in their expectations and understand that everyone from top to bottom is feeling the affects of the recession.



In a tight economy, employers will be hesitant to make drastic changes to their… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 31, 2008 at 8:53am — No Comments

Market Metrix: Holding Strong in the Clerical and Administrative Industry

As we continue our series of Market Metrix, we have identified another industry experiencing positive growth: Clerical and Administrative. Although job security is always a concern, career professionals in this industry can rest assured they will continue to be highly valued as their activities help support the day-to-day operations of most organizations. An outlook report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects future job growth to continue at a faster-than-average pace in office… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 30, 2008 at 4:53pm — No Comments

An Industry That Keeps On Giving This Holdiay Season!

The Healthcare & Medical Industry - A Safe Career Route



With all the gloom around the current state of the economy and endless reports of unemployment rising month after month, it’s hard to stay optimistic. For those of you who are making career decisions or even transitions, we would like to provide career information on a positive note or what we like to call it Market Metrix. An industry which easily provides hope and is holding strong throughout these tough… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 24, 2008 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Top 10 Survival Tips For Job Boards In This Economy Recession

EmploymentMetrix.com recently had the privilege of guest blogging for Cheezhead.com on a topic of our choice related to the recruitment industry.



Here are the top 10 tips:



1. Ensure profitability.

2. Be aware and avoid seeking funding.

3. Diversify your revenue stream.

4. Take calculated risks.

5. Understand how job seekers and employers think.

6. Look under the hood.

7. Listen and be lenient with your customers.

8. Build your…
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Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 22, 2008 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

Will Free Local Recruitment Fit In Your Tight Budget?

In an effort to stimulate hiring and promote business growth in the Philadelphia region, PhillyJobs.com is offering a free job posting to local Philadelphia employers. This offer will allow employers to save recruitment dollars and tap into the power of niche recruitment.



When: Employers should call PhillyJobs.com by December 31, 2008 to redeem their free job posting. All free job postings must be posted by January 31, 2009. This… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 18, 2008 at 10:24am — No Comments

Holiday Office Parties - Please Dress Appropriately!

You are invited to your company’s office party and you do not know whether you should go or what to wear. What you should you do?



This is a common dilemma faced by millions of employees across the country. First, you should definitely decide to go to the party. A holiday party offers you an opportunity to socialize with your colleagues as well as impress your bosses. By socializing with your bosses you will be able to show a different side which could be beneficial when it comes time… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 17, 2008 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Relevant, Irrelevant and Provocative Interview Questions

There have been many articles written over the last few years on what is the best predictor of success in business. The costs to a company in making a bad hiring decision are significant. If a company hires a poor performing candidate, the company will see lower productivity from this employee and will have wasted the time and money to hire and train this resource. When the company replaces this employee, it will incur additional costs to replace him or her, which includes the fees to hire the… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 16, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Facebook or MySpace ? - Both Can Hurt and Help Your Job Search

No longer are sites like MySpace and Facebook just for college students posting their inappropriate pictures from the previous weekend, these sites now appeal to a different demographic—recruiters and employers looking to learn more about candidates they’re considering for employment.



As the amount of personal information available online to potential employers increases every second, candidates these days are making first impressions on employers long before they even show up for… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Recruitment Carnival - Winter Tips

We (employmentmetrix.com authors) feel there is a wealth of quality information in the recruitment space that can improve your professional development. So much so that it’s impossible to consume it all. What better way to give you the most value then to spoon feed you the best recruitment knowledge via themed blog carnivals? (blog carnival: an aggregation of recent blog posts by a community on a given topic that helps readers find posts… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 5, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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