Banks Have Good Reason to Fear AmazonRead the rest of this entry »
The banking industry is keeping a wary eye on Amazon, wondering just how far into the financial services tent the online retailer is planning to go. It already has a co-branded credit card, and Amazon Cash is a way for buyers to deposit cash they can use to shop on, naturally, Amazon.
But now the company is reportedly looking for a bank to partner with to offer a co-branded mobile ...
5 Trends That Are Reshaping Human ResourcesRead the rest of this entry »
Dramatic changes in the global workforce are challenging HR professionals in a way none have seen before. From a shortage of skilled labor in many industries to the coming robotics invasion, HR workers at every level are struggling to stay atop the trends while coping with the day-to-day concerns of their employees.
Taking a look at five workforce trends, Forbes writer Joe Farris says they are already reshaping the work ...
Moody's Says Nursing Shortage Threatens Hospital MarginsRead the rest of this entry »
A forecast by Moody's Investor Service this month that the shortage of nurses has reached the point that it is threatening hospital margins and will affect their expenses for the next three to four years.
"Although the supply of nurses is expected to improve with the expanded nurse training programs and increase in the number of eligible nurse educators, it will still take three to four years for the ...
Technology to the Rescue for Middle ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
If you hire people, but only after you get permission. If you have to enforce policies you didn't make, and when you go to discipline those who ignore those policies you're told you can't. If you spend more time in meetings with other managers than in meetings with your staff, you are a middle manager and among the unhappiest of workers in the company.
Who says? Studies ...
Celebrate Einstein's Birthday With PiRead the rest of this entry »
If you love pizza, pie or math, rejoice because it's National Pi Day.
Without getting all arithmeticky on you, March 14 is pi day because when you write the date as 3.14 it's the same as what you get (approximately) when you divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter. Not that most of us have done this since high school geometry. BTW, we said approximately ...
Survey Finds Big Differences Among Tech Teams, ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
A new survey by the tech site GitHub found striking differences between high performing development teams and their less well performing counterparts.
By substantial margins, those on high performing teams, which GitHub's GitLab defines as those that deploy their code on demand, multiple times per day, and spend 50% or more of their time on new work, say project expectations are set in advance, deadlines are realistic and they ...
Proofread the Way the Pros DoRead the rest of this entry »
When a sloppy resume can lose a candidate a job interview and a single spelling error can cost an online business a sale, proofreading what you write has to be a must. But even then, it's easy to miss something; our brains can skip past mistakes because we think we were right the first time. And while spell check can help, it won't catch typos like "he" instead ...
One Approach to Making Clinical Trials More Patient FriendlyRead the rest of this entry »
When three-quarters of clinical trial staff report missing patient enrollment targets up to 25% of the time, there's a problem.
The pharmaceutical and biotech firms that sponsor most of the clinical trials in the US each year spend some $40 billion on research annually. No surprise they want their trials to begin and move along expeditiously, since each day a drug development program is delayed means a potential loss ...
Attend Tech Bootcamp, Get a 50%+ Pay BoostRead the rest of this entry »
Learning to code can net you a better than 50% jump in pay, says a new report from Coding Dojo, the tech bootcamp for aspiring software developers.
Students with a bachelor's degree or higher who graduated from Coding Dojo saw an average salary increase of 58%. For those who only had a high school or GED, the increase was a stunning 117% in earning.
“Learning to code can be ...
Why Choose Accounting?Read the rest of this entry »
With the number of millennials and now Gen Z enrolling in accounting programs in US universities and colleges continuing to grow, one obvious question is what makes the profession so enticing.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has an answer:
"Young finance professionals... are attracted to the profession’s promise of a long-term career with opportunities for developing wide-ranging skills."
Money and prestige -- particularly for those at top firms worldwide ...