Alternative Asset Outlook: '2018 Challenging for Many IM Firms'Read the rest of this entry »
2018 is the year the alternative asset sector may well go all-in for artificial intelligence and machine learning. That's likely to be one of the hottest trends for the industry, says Deloitte's 2018 Investment Management Outlook.
"70 percent of new hedge fund launches globally in 2018 will likely include investment processes that are supported by computer models, including AI and machine learning algorithms," says the report.
Existing funds ...
Fastest Growing Tech Skills Employers WantRead the rest of this entry »
Would you believe that one of the fastest growing skills being sought by employers is HTML? It's hardly rocket science; there are many web design programs that make it possible for anyone with even just a lick of talent to build a respectable site.
Nevertheless, the demand for IT professionals with deep knowledge of HTML is growing. According to Dice, the tech career site, the number of job postings ...
Competition Will Put Even More Pricing Pressure On Pharma This YearRead the rest of this entry »
There's no shortage of predictions about what's ahead for the pharmaceutical and biotech sector in 2018. A Google search turns up dozens of articles and that's just in the last two weeks. And the range is broad -- from predictions of quicker FDA drug approvals to an aggressive entry into the field by tech companies, especially Google and Amazon and continued consolidation of the industry.
One of the ...
AI Is Making Inroads In Accounting and FinanceRead the rest of this entry »
Artificial intelligence is making inroads to finance and accounting, with 46% of accountants and finance leaders in a recent survey reporting it already plays a role in their organization. Another 30% are currently investigating its implementation.
Conducted for the financial automation tech firm BlackLine, 56% of the 300 respondents from companies of $150 million and up in revenue said they most desire AI technology that would enable them to complete ...
More Enforcement of Workplace Immigration Compliance Is ExpectedRead the rest of this entry »
Workplace immigration compliance is getting increased attention from the government and this year, enforcement actions are expected to be increased significantly. A report on TLNT.com says that Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigative units have been ordered to step step up their activities by a factor of four or five.
The article counsels employers to review their compliance with visa and other regulations. While not all employers sponsor H-1B workers ...
2018 Hiring Outlook: More of the Same, Only TougherRead the rest of this entry »
If you thought it was tough finding the right people for your job last year, fasten your seat belt; by any measure, 2018 is going to be worse.
In just the last couple of months, a clutch of surveys and outlooks have published predicting hiring this year will be a lot like last year. The more optimistic among them, say there could be even more hiring. In this current quarter ...
Men Are a Growing Trend In NursingRead the rest of this entry »
Glenn Fletcher is a burly former lumber mill worker with a salt and pepper beard. He was in his early 40s when he was laid off during the recession. Today, the 49-year-old is an operating room nurse who, at the end of the day, gets a "good feeling putting your head on the pillow realizing you’ve helped other people.”
He is one of a dozen male nurses in the ...
How to Learn If a Candidate Is a Fit With Your ValuesRead the rest of this entry »
Any recruiter or hiring manager worth the title can vet a candidate's skills and background. Sussing out a prospect's values -- how well they will fit the organization's culture -- and those so-called soft skills of communication, collaboration and commitment are much more difficult. Yet as hard as they are to discover, companies recognize these qualities are what make the different between a great employee and one who mostly ...
What Forbes Has to Say About Executive Search and Us, Green KeyRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting is one of those jobs that nearly everyone thinks they can do better than the professionals. Why pay an executive search firm to find candidates when you can post the opening online for free and watch the applications roll in? The answer, which a Forbes article makes crystal clear, is that just because you can ride a bike doesn't make you ready for the Tour de France.
The Best and Worst Places to Find a JobRead the rest of this entry »
If 2018 is your year to make a change, then Arizona might just be your new home. Four of the top five places to find a job are in the Grand Canyon State. All are just outside Phoenix.
Again this year, the financial advice site Wallet Hub analyzed 26 different factors for 182 different cities in the U.S., including the 150 most populated. While job market factors like the ...