Pharma Turns to Social Media to Recruit VolunteersRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting participants for clinical trials can be as much of a challenge as hiring experienced workers for skilled jobs. A stunningly high percentage of trials never get underway because enough patients can't be recruited. And attrition rates average 30%, causing some trials to have to shut down.
For years, drug companies have resorted to advertising their need for volunteers on radio, in print, on TV. Lately, they have ...
Your LinkedIn Post Can Get You Into Legal TroubleRead the rest of this entry »
As practically everyone of working age in the U.S. knows, LinkedIn is the place to be if you're serious about your career. Having an active presence there is a critical -- some might say -- indispensable part of building your personal brand.
But, as Liz Vevea and her current employer, Citi-Cargo & Storage Co., discovered to their dismay, what you post on LinkedIn about your new job can get you ...
New York Becoming a Consumer Tech PowerRead the rest of this entry »
Silicon Valley is still the undisputed tech capital of the U.S., if not the world, but its near monopoly on the best and brightest talent is being challenged.
An essay by Hans Tung, a managing partner at the VC firm GGV Capital, suggests New York's Silicon Alley, its heart in Brooklyn's DUMBO, is not only beginning to rival the San Francisco Bay area as an attractive tech ...
Employment Index Predicts Continued Job GrowthRead the rest of this entry »
The Conference Board's venerable Employment Trends Index for August came in at 134.62, the highest ever recorded for the 4 decade old measure of future job growth.
Released Tuesday, the index is 5.6% higher than it was in August a year ago, and well above the 91.27 it reached in May 2009 at the height of the Great Recession.
“The rapid growth in the Employment Trends ...
Help Support the Red Cross Hurricane ReliefRead the rest of this entry »
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey.
We at Green Key Resources are supporting the efforts of the American Red Cross to help provide comfort and hope, shelter and care to so many who have lost so much.
We hope you'll help, too. Please contribute to the Red Cross relief fund. Click here.
Do You Know Why You Tip?Read the rest of this entry »
For a moment, think of yourself as an economist at a conference dining with other economists at a restaurant none of you will ever visit again. The food was great, the service excellent. The bill comes and as you divvy it up, one of the group raises the question of the tip.
Why tip? Economics theory has it that the point of tipping is -- or should be -- to encourage excellent ...
HR's 7-Step Strategy to Be HeardRead the rest of this entry »
Being assertive is not a trait human resources is known for. The people who manage the annual open enrollment, discuss benefits, collect timecards and nag supervisors about paperwork, tend not to speak up even when they feel they should.
That's a real problem for HR, writes Colette Carlson, a human behavior expert. "Only when we get comfortable being uncomfortable will we speak our truth, get heard and get ahead ...
ThisCouldBeYourNewPasswordRead the rest of this entry »
About that password advice that for years has been to have something like this 8&%tck702#kXyL: You can forget it. You probably did. Forgot the password, that is. And then ignored the advice.
Bill Burr, the guy who years ago told us to make passwords a combination of letters (upper and lower case) symbols and numbers and then change them every few months, now regrets the advice.
Back in ...
Do You Worry You're a High Achieving Fraud?Read the rest of this entry »
You know that smart CEO you admire? Here's a secret you're not likely to hear them admit: Most of them don't think they deserve the job. In fact, 7 out of 10 feel like they've fooled everyone and sooner or later will get found out.
It's not just CEOs who fear they are a fraud; imposter phenomenon or syndrome, as the condition is also called ...
Employers Need to Prepare For the EclipseRead the rest of this entry »
On August 21 the first solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979 will occur. It will be visible throughout the contiguous 48 states, part of Mexico and much of Canada. However the path of totality, where the moon will entirely cover the face of the sun, will be only about 70 miles wide, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
As exciting as the eclipse will be -- millions of eclipse ...