Posts tagged with 'forecasts'
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 ...
5 Trends That Will Challenge HR This YearWhat are the trends that will challenge and impact human resources professionals in 2017?Read the rest of this entry »
There are potentially dozens of them, not the least of which is how the new Trump administration's promises to rollback government regulations, replace Obamacare and limit immigration will affect workers and employers. We blogged about the potential impact shortly after the election.
Even without a change in government, HR was facing some trends that are ...
More Accountants In Demand Than IT ProsHere's a surprise: accounting and finance professionals are more in demand that tech pros.Read the rest of this entry »
That's what hiring managers and HR leaders in South Florida and the greater Chicago area, told researchers from the University of Michigan. The survey of 500 employers is limited to those areas, but it's the first time in a year those companies have more open positions in accounting than in IT.
We're Planning to Get Fit and Job Hunt In 2017Losing weight and its companion, getting fit and healthy, are the two most common resolutions people make. They are, also, among the most common resolutions that get broken.Read the rest of this entry »
In fact, according to Statistic Brain, fewer than two-thirds of us who make any resolution at all keep them past the first month. Six months after New Year's Day, only 46% of the resolution makers have kept them.
It's easier ...
How the Workplace Will Change In 2017What's ahead for the workplace of 2017?Read the rest of this entry »
A Forbes article makes 10 predictions. All of them are based on trends and developments that have been gaining momentum for the past few years. None of them is individually revolutionary. But taken together, these trends in how workers are hired, how they work -- and where -- how they are evaluated -- or not -- and what companies are doing to keep them happy and ...
Index Suggests Accountants Are Less Sure Of GrowthAfter rising for two months, the Accountants Confidence Index declined for August. The ACI tracks accountants' confidence in short- and mid-term economic growth.Read the rest of this entry »
The 3-month ACI came in at 50.91, down almost a point from the previous month's 51.8. The 6-month outlook stood at 54.23, down from July's 55.01.
Published by Accounting Today in partnership with ADP, the ACI is developed by polling some ...
Future Looks Strong For Europe's PharmaEurope's economic outlook may be murky, but the future for pharmaceutical growth is rosy.Read the rest of this entry »
EvaluatePharma's latest whitepaper, "Pharmaceutical Innovation in Europe," says with potential blockbuster drugs already on the market or in the pipeline, pharma's revenue is forecast to grow at an annual compound rate of 3.2%, twice the GDP of the European market.
"Despite all the challenges posed by payers and the increasing scrutiny on ...
Market Strategist Predicts 2016 to Be a RepeatWell known and respected market strategist Robert Doll sees 2016 as largely a repeat of 2015. Though the financial markets are off to a rocky start, Doll, senior portfolio manager for Nuveen Asset Management, is still optimistic, if only modestly. His annual list of 10, mostly economic, predictions includes a GDP under 3%, single-digit growth for the equities market, better returns from non-domestic holdings, and modest corporate revenue growth. His ...Read the rest of this entry »
Pharma Outlook: Good Times Will RollThe outlook for the pharmaceutical industry in 2016 is summed up this way by Evaluate: "Let the good times roll."Read the rest of this entry »
The life sciences forecaster and commercial analytics reporting company says there's little evidence biopharma will falter this year. In fact, just the opposite appears to be the case with as many as a dozen future blockbuster drugs expected to be launched this year.
Some market exclusivity will be threatened ...
Demand For Temporary Workers To Grow This QuarterRead the rest of this entry »
The Palmer Forecast released this week says demand for temporary workers this quarter will increase by 4.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis over the first quarter of 2015.
For the last quarter of 2015, temp employment increased by 3.52%, the smallest quarterly growth since Q1 of 2010.
“Our temporary help forecast for the 2016 first quarter continues to demonstrate improvement, with growth slightly accelerating compared with the previous ...