Don't Be Too Quick to Abandon Liberal ArtsRead the rest of this entry »
In a matter of weeks some 18 million students will fill the lecture halls and classrooms of colleges and universities around the country. Still ringing in their ears will be the admonition of well-meaning family to "study something that will get you a job."
In this age where Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are celebrities, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen's famous warning about college majors has taken on the aura of career ...
Hedge Fund Interest Driven By Quant StrategiesRead the rest of this entry »
After struggling with investment outflows and returns below -- sometimes well below -- the S&P 500, Credit Suisse has some good news for hedge funds, its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey found a renewed confidence among fund investors.
According to Credit Suisse, 81% of the 200-plus institutional investors surveyed say they are likely or very likely to allocate to hedge funds by the end of the year. This is an 8 ...
Swiss Scientists 'Print' A Human HeartRead the rest of this entry »
In a remarkable use of 3D printing, a team of Swiss scientists built a functioning human heart out of silicone.
In an article published last week in the Journal Artificial Organs, the team described the process and the results, concluding, "The preliminary results of this study show a promising potential of the soft pumps in heart replacements."
The 3D heart was pneumatically powered, and tested with mock circulation under ...
Your College Hires Are Already LookingRead the rest of this entry »
If you're hiring recent college grads or have some already on staff, you'll want to take a look at these stats. They offer an interesting look at the Class of 2016, a year out from graduation.
And there's no reason to think they don't apply to the 2017 college grads you just hired.
Here's one that caught our attention: 20% of the 2016 grads who ...
Our Newest Office Opens In PhiladelphiaRead the rest of this entry »
We're excited to announce the opening of our new Philadelphia office, the 12th in the Green Key family.
"We are delighted to open our newest office in the City of Brotherly Love," said Andrew Chayut, Green Key Resources' Managing Partner. "Philadelphia is not only rich in history, but it's an exciting, thriving city with a number of headquartered companies on the Fortune 500 and a vibrant millennial workforce ...
A Look at the Tech Trends Affecting AccountingRead the rest of this entry »
The accounting industry is not a reluctant technology adopter, but it is a cautious one.
“CPA firms have become too comfortable with just staying with what they have and not dealing with change,” Brian Tankersley, CPA/CITP, CGMA, told the Journal of Accountancy. While that may be so, change is coming, driven by advances in technology and the simple need to become more efficient.
A technology consultant to the industry ...
Geofencing Is Becoming a Hot Recruiting ToolRead the rest of this entry »
Geofencing for ad targeting is nothing new. Even if you didn't realize it, you've been delivered ads on your mobile device that are based on your location. Advertisers as diverse as Dr. Pepper, Whole Foods and the non-profit OxFam have used the targeting method, which sends ads to devices only in specific geographic locations.
Now, employers are embracing the location-based advertising for recruiting.
Last winter, Johns Hopkins All ...
What Hiring Managers Need to KnowRead the rest of this entry »
What hiring manager hasn't wondered why it's so hard to fill a job. It's not like you're looking for a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon -- unless you are, but most of us aren't.
Sure, the unemployment rate is low; and there's plenty of competition for hiring the same A players you want. Yet, it's a big city and an even bigger country ...
The Best and Worst States For JobsRead the rest of this entry »
WalletHub does a lot of those "Best and Worst" lists. They include the serious like 2016's States with the Best & Worst School Systems. As well as the more entertaining: 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.As befits a financial services website, WalletHub also publishes all sorts of reports on the economy, jobs and business. Recently the site ranked the states on ...
Entry-Level Training for Healthcare CareersRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, several dozen organizations came together to launch a unique healthcare initiative to create entry-level opportunities for high school graduates to learn the skills most in demand by healthcare employers so they can advance into the middle-class.
Called the Health Careers Pathways initiative, it is not so much a specific program, as it is a collaboration of health care systems, community colleges, and hospitals with three goals:
- Working ...