Posts tagged with 'trends'
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 ...
2017 Is Going to Be the Year of the JobseekerFor any job seeker who's fallen victim to recruiting's black hole -- submitting a resume only to hear nothing -- it may be hard to believe that a quarter of all employers get few or no applicants.Read the rest of this entry »
That's one finding in a massive global survey of some 42,000 employers. Couple that with a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that job openings reached an all-time ...
The Internet of Things Is Coming to Your HouseThis is the time of year when the internet is full of predictions and forecasts about what's ahead in 2017. But what's ahead for the Internet itself?Read the rest of this entry »
We'll get a look at that future next month at the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. What we'll see is that the Internet of Things (IoT) is making its way into homes at breakneck speed.
A Look at the 'Disruptors' CPAs Will Grapple With In 2017Five "disruptors" will be shaping the business environment next year, influencing the types of issues accountants will be confronting.Read the rest of this entry »
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, chair of the board of directors of the American Institute of CPAs, listed them as 5 "T"s: Technology, Trust, Transformation, Transition and Talent. In her article in the AICPA Insights, she said these changes are "coming at us faster than ever."
Here's what she had to ...
An 8-Point Plan For HR to Have Business ImpactWhen The Conference Board surveyed the most senior business leaders in the nation on their top challenges, human capital came out on top. For human resource leaders, that might seem like a good thing. After years of trying to get the attention of CEOs, now, HR has.Read the rest of this entry »
But there's another, less benign way of looking at that, says HR management professor, consultant and thought leader, Dr. John Sullivan. Being ...
Searching For Office Admin Jobs? Use the Right KeywordIf you're looking for a job in office administration, how quickly you find one may depend on what keywords you use in your search.Read the rest of this entry »
Executive assistant may sound more impressive than administrative assistant, but often enough, the terms are used interchangeably. They shouldn't be, we agree. An executive assistant works directly for a CEO or other top business executive or manager. An administrative assistant will handle many of ...
Paralegals Taking On Work Of First Year AssociatesWith law firms under the gun over hourly billings paralegals are being asked to take on more responsibilities, including tasks once assigned to new associates.Read the rest of this entry »
Citing a survey about law firm staffing, The Legal Intelligencer says 38% of firms are shifting work from lawyers to their paraprofessionals; among larger firms, those with more than 250 attorneys, the percentage is even higher -- 42%.
One of the consequences of the trend is ...
How Big Is the Gig Economy? No One KnowsWith all that's been written about the so-called gig economy, one question remains: Just how big is it?Read the rest of this entry »
If that's surprising, consider that there's no agreement even about who should be included in the count. There's no question about including staffing agency workers, day laborers, and those hired directly by companies themselves for temporary work. But do you include the self-employed? Independent contractors? Part-timers?
Some economists ...
Office Professionals Are Doing More Than EverAdministrative professionals at all levels -- from a small office generalist to a Fortune 500 CEO's executive assistant -- are expanding their role, taking on tasks as varied as the offices they work in.Read the rest of this entry »
Where once a person hired as a receptionist would be expected to answer phones, greet clients and be the public face of the office, that title today wouldn't even begin to hint at the range of ...
Will You Be Banking With Google Someday?Read the rest of this entry »
What we might recognize as banks have existed for millennia, but whether they survive the next decade could hinge on smartphones and Millennials.
An intriguing article posted on The Street, discusses the rapid rise of fintech solutions, especially in mobile payments, and the eager acceptance Millennials have to banking by smartphone.
According to a Fintonic survey cited in the article, 14% of American Millennials believe Google, Apple and other tech ...