What It Takes to Be an Executive AssistantIf you've been working in an office support role and are considering taking a step up -- that's a big step up -- to executive assistant, you should know that an impeccable resume is only one of the ingredients to landing the job.Read the rest of this entry »
Many of the most important skills simply don't show up on a resume. To be sure, you need all the office skills an experienced support person ...
How the New Health Economy is Changing PharmaDeclaring that we're in a "New Health Economy," the global consulting firm PwC says life sciences and drug companies are facing multiple new challenges that are turning old business models on their head.Read the rest of this entry »
There are "three pivotal healthcare and pharma industry developments... that pharma companies must confront in 2017," says PwC in an article on the firm's Strategy& site. As Pwc describes them, the three are:
- The year ...
Tech Pay Goes Farther Outside Silicon ValleyWhen it comes to tech salaries, no place on earth comes close to Silicon Valley. In a survey by the IT career site Dice.com, Silicon Valley tech workers earned an average of $118,243 annually, more than 10% higher than the next highest paid tech center, the New York metro area.Read the rest of this entry »
Other surveys bear that out, including a new one from Hired.com, a tech job matching site. It ...
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To Improve Your Brain Power Chew GumIf you want to think more clearly, go for a drive.Read the rest of this entry »
As crazy as that sounds, it works, according to researchers in the United Kingdom. We don't know just what drove (pun intended) this particular bit of research, but according to an article in the Sunday magazine Parade, the concentration required to drive and especially to change lanes, clears your head so well you'll think better.
If that ...
How the Role of HR Leader Is ChangingBack when HR was still the "Personnel Department," the primary skill needed was a facility with paperwork. The denizens of personnel filled out forms, collected payroll records, and filed records.Read the rest of this entry »
Today, in all but the smallest of companies, those chores are largely automated. HR professionals these days handle a broad array of tasks from compliance with the myriad of federal, state and local laws to helping managers improve the performance ...
Business and Marketing Internships Are Hot This YearComputer jobs may be the the toughest jobs to fill, but when it comes to summer internships, marketing and business ops jobs are what employers are most looking to fill.Read the rest of this entry »
Drawing from a Burning Glass Technologies report, The New York Times says the largest number of summer internships are expected to be in business operations. That's a pretty broad category. Narrowing it down to the five most sought after ...
AI Will Speed AuditsThe way some pundits talk about artificial intelligence, it's a wonder anyone will have a job in a few years. The reality is that AI will permeate most parts of industry, but robots, apps and bots are far from taking over.Read the rest of this entry »
For the accounting profession, that is especially true of the auditing function, argues an analytical article on CFO.com.
AI for auditors -- and for the accounting profession generally ...
The Rise of the Temp WorkforceA Wall Street Journal article ominously titled "The End of Employees" chronicles the rise of the contingent workforce, a workforce comprised of temporary workers, freelancers and contractors.Read the rest of this entry »
"Never before have American companies tried so hard to employ so few people," says the article, describing the rise of outsourcing as a trend that cuts across all industries. Google alone has some 70,000 TVCs, its abbreviation for temps, vendors and contractors ...
Economists Speculate Trump Policies Could Force Fed Rate HikesThe Federal Reserve held off hiking interest rates during its first meeting of the year that ended this week, but economists and financial managers expect that will happen at the Fed's next meeting in March.Read the rest of this entry »
At its December meeting the Fed signaled there could be three rate hikes in 2017. That was only a projection; much depends on national and global economic conditions.
Now, analysts are weighing an additional ...