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Talent Management Magazine Byline article by Rich Milgram February 2009 In Chinese culture, the word for "crisis" represents both danger and opportunity. In times of economic crisis, there is no doubt that every organization across America will face difficult decisions in 2009. However, companies that search for opportunity during crisis and take a positive approach to their talent and business initiatives will have the best chance of surviving the recession and positioning their companies for future...
Wisconsin Technology Network Joe Vanden Plas January 7, 2009 Madison, Wis. - The economic recession already is impacting information technology hiring and compensation, but will IT jobs lost in this recession remain gone forever? WTN put that and other questions to IT professionals following the results of a NetworkWorld salary survey conducted last fall. Like other recent studies, the NetworkWorld survey found that deteriorating economic conditions were impacting IT hiring, compensation, and budgets,...
NetworkWorld.com
Friday, December 26, 2008
Beyond.com CEO Rich Milgram was featured in a podcast on NetworkWorld.com that discussed the "Top 5 Watchpoints for the IT Job Market."  In this interview, Rich provides an insider's take on what he expects to see with IT jobs in the upcoming year.  He also discusses how IT roles will change within the enterprise, and which types of job openings will be posted most often. Listen to the Podcast
Cheezhead.com
Friday, January 2, 2009
While fewer employers posted jobs online last November, fewer people were searching for work. Beyond.com recently released the results of the November 2008 Milgram Report, which is released every month and collects statistics and data from thousands of niche sites. The report showed that there was a 13.87 percent decrease in the total number of jobs posted during November 2008 when compared to October and that there also was a 6 percent decrease in the number of resumes...
Kansas City Star, By Diane Stafford
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Job postings were down nearly 14 percent online in November, compared to October, according to a national analysis by Beyond.com. Postings for the Kansas City area didn't fall quite as much. The site, which describes itself as a "network of niche career communities," charted a job postings decline of about 10 percent in this market. The analysis also found a 6 percent decrease in the number of resumes posted nationally (and a 1.78 percent drop in the Kansas...
DowJones Venturewire, By Brian Gormley
Saturday, December 20, 2008
With venture funding now hard to come by, entrepreneurs are increasingly considering mergers with their privately held peers to amass the cash, customers and technology they'll need to survive the downturn, and, ultimately, appeal to public-market investors and corporate acquirers. In September, for instance, venture-backed Anystream Inc. and Voxant Media Inc. merged to create an integrated video-distribution company. Marrying the best of two start-ups...
Advice from those who understand the big picture—what it takes to make it in this market U.S World and News Report Syndicated on Yahoo! News By Liz Wolgemuth December 17, 2008 Many young workers and college students are positively mystified by this job market. What happened to the wide range of meaningful opportunities promised to those who labored for degrees, undergraduate and beyond? Work was supposed to be more than a paycheck. Now, if you're paying attention to the news at all, it seems lucky...
eWeek.com Byline Article By Rich Milgram November 4, 2008   The same question is looming on the minds of many Americans across the country: "Am I going to lose my job as a result of the economy?" Although some industries, such as IT, will likely fair better than others, the reality is that the economic meltdown has put a strain on many jobs across America. Knowledge Center contributor Rich Milgram discusses four tips that IT professionals can follow to increase their chances of surviving this recession....
Philadelphia Business Journal October 31, 2008 ViroPharma Inc. topped Deloitte LLC’s Greater Philadelphia Fast 50, which was released Thursday. The Exton, Pa., biotechnology company posted revenue growth of 12,541 percent over the past five years to put it atop the list of the area’s fastest-growing technology, life sciences and green tech companies. Globus Medical, an Audubon, Pa., developer of spine surgery products, came in second with revenue growth of 10,142 percent. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals...
Examiner.com By Heather Huhman October 3, 2008 When you reach the final stage of the interview process, and you feel an offer is coming your way, you can’t help but attach a dollar figure. Some students even envision their worth before this point, sometimes even before graduating. So, what happens when the offer is lower than expected? Is there any room for negotiation? “During tough economic times like we are in now, all candidates, but especially entry-level candidates, should understand that...
The GreenTree Gazette September 2008 By Jeff Wendt Interview Part II Rich Milgram, Founder & CEO of Beyond.com, Inc. Distinguish between career services and career readiness.   To me, career readiness involves pro-actively engaging your student.  On the other hand, career services is reactive - an office that's used by students if they want to; ignored if they don't.  Career readiness is what's needed today.  A graduate's first job is maketing himself into his first job.  Who is preparing him to...
The GreenTree Gazette September 2008 By Jeff Wendt Rich Milgram, Founder & CEO of Beyond.com, Inc. Youngest son of a theater chain entrepreneur, Milgram graduated from Boston University in 1990 with a Bachelors in Engineering. After four years at GE Aerospace, during a year at Ernst & Young as a consultant, he built educational software in the evenings.  In 1998 he founded PhillyJobs.com, which is now Beyond.com, employing 75 people with annual sales of $11 million.   Is it possible you were on...
SoftwareCEO.com September 16, 2008 By Grant Buckler When Rich Milgram started PhillyJobs.com in 1998, he never expected it to become the world's largest online network of career sites. He did it mainly to find contracts and staff for his consulting business in Philadelphia. Today Beyond.com is the umbrella brand for 15,000+ different job sites, with more than $11 million in revenues in 2007, up from $8.7 million in 2006. The company is #29 on Deloitte's list of fast-growing technology firms, with...
August 25, 2008 – Beyond.com CEO Rich Milgram participated in a panel discussion titled “Coaching Through a Recession” hosted by Tom Floyd on Insight on Coaching Radio Show.  The panelists discussed best practices on how professionals can sustain a successful career during a recession. Listen to the Podcast
Some are using incentives such as gas cards to attract employees Milwaukee Journal Sentinal August 22, 2008 By Joel Dresang Employers are tussling with high gas prices in their quest to get good help. Mortgagebot recently lost two software developers who gave up their commutes to Mequon and took new jobs closer to their homes in Franklin and New Berlin. Viasystems Milwaukee Inc. in Oak Creek has lost a welder and a brake press operator who were able to shorten their drive to work. Some job candidates...
Despite the gloomy statistics, the hiring picture isn’t all bad. Health care and sales are hot areas, but engineering and IT may well be the brightest spots. Workforce Management July 2008 By Bridget Mintz Testa Class of 2008 graduates who neglected to search for and accept a job during their senior year will likely be kicking themselves as summer wears on. "If a college grad didn’t start looking until April or May, he or she likely won’t have a job this summer," says Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com,...
Online assessments and tests save employers time, money and effort. But with all the ways for candidates and employees to cheat -- and with so much at stake -- can employers trust the results? HR Executive June 15, 2008 By Louis Greenstein Call it human nature. If you develop a way to test people's skills, knowledge, aptitude or behavior, someone will figure out how to fake optimal results. There's a belief among many -- from teachers to pupils, from industrial psychologists to training managers...
HR Magazine April 21, 2008 By Kathy Gurchiek Current and potential employees want organizations to be more environmentally friendly, according to two separate survey findings released as Earth Day 2008—April 22—approaches. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. workers think their companies should do more to lessen their carbon footprints, but only about one-third (31 percent) are willing to sacrifice a portion of their salaries to work for an environmentally friendly company, according to an Adecco USA Workplace...
Payscale.com April 15, 2008 By Kristina Cowan Job hopping used to be a red flag. Frequent jumps around the job market signaled a worker's lack of commitment. These days it's more of a green light, especially for younger workers. Job mobility can help speed them along a career path--or rescue them from a rut--and keep them interested in their work. In a recent Boston Globe piece Penelope Trunk writes: The best thing you can do early in your career is move around a lot so you can figure out what you're...
Technologies such as wireless and Web 2.0 demand new skills, while network and security know-how never seem to go out of style Network World 04/17/2008 By Denise Dubie  Technology pros looking to find new work or secure their current jobs should get schooled on wireless, Web 2.0 and virtualization while also boning up on business basics.  "IT professionals with the right technical skill set plus a foundational understanding of the business they work in will stand a much better chance in today’s...

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