Posts tagged with 'trends'
Job Growth to Remain Strong In Coming MonthsRead the rest of this entry »
There's good news on the employment front. The Employment Trends Index is at the highest point in its 44 year history. What it means is that all signs point to continued strong job growth in the months ahead.
The venerable ETI is compiled by The Conference Board, a 100 year-old global business membership and research association. Calculated from eight different measures including unemployment rates, industrial production, sales reports ...
10 Strategic Tech Trends For 2018Read the rest of this entry »
Artificial intelligence, a sci-fi conceit not that many years ago, is now so much a part of our language it's showing up in ads for household gadgets. If you're wondering what's next, after an AI-powered toaster oven, the international consulting firm Gartner says it's just the beginning.
Car swarms, where intelligent cars talk to each other to make driving recommendations or even take action, is already ...
Value-Based Drug Pricing Is Gaining More AttentionRead the rest of this entry »
In the face of blistering criticism over drug pricing from Republicans and Democrats alike, pharmaceutical firms are experimenting with "value-based" pricing.
The concept is not especially new; over the years, academics and healthcare reformists have proposed it as one model for overhauling how medicine is practiced in the U.S. Implementing it as a pricing model for drugs is relatively new.
As a PwC whitepaper last month explains, a value-based ...
7 Trends That Should Have Banks Rethinking StrategyRead the rest of this entry »
In a sobering analysis of seven trends that will have a profound and growing influence on banking, consultants Bain & Company say the industry and its leaders "need to manage for the long game." "Discussions about strategy, which typically cover three-year horizons, should in fact extend to a decade-long perspective.
In the decade since the start of the Great Recession, the financial services industry has seen the rise of multiple ...
Accounting Enrollment Up As New Grad Hiring SlowsRead the rest of this entry »
Enrollment in undergraduate accounting programs reached a new high in the 2015-2016 school year while at the same time the hiring of new grads by accounting firms nationwide slowed.
The 2017 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and Demand for Public Accounting Recruits released recently by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), shows 216,482 students were enrolled in undergraduate programs; 57,119 bachelor's degrees were awarded in ...
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 ...
How Technological Advances Are Changing BankingRead the rest of this entry »
A new survey of thousands of business and IT leaders found wide agreement on how they are harnessing technology to change the way business is being done.
Of the more than 5,000 leaders participating, some 1,100 were in the financial services sector. They identified five key trends driven by the rapid pace of technological innovation:
- By large majorities -- more than 7 in 10 -- banking and insurance executives see ...
4 Trends That Are Reshaping the Accounting ProfessionRead the rest of this entry »
Four major trends that have been an undercurrent in the accounting profession for the last few years, are now about to reshape the industry's future, upending traditional practices from how firms earn money to the people they'll be hiring.
Reporting on a panel discussion at Rainmaker’s 2017 SuperConference, an article on AccountingToday said the panelists agreed that though the profession faced more than two dozen different challenges ...
Pharma and Biotech Often Turn to Search Firms For HelpRead the rest of this entry »
When companies need specialized talent or are having a hard time filling in-demand jobs, they often turn to executive search firms like Green Key Resources for help. While all industries use search firms, companies in sectors where the specialized talent is especially limited and highly sought after are the ones most often engaging search firm help.
A just released report says pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies regularly call on search firms ...
A Look at the Tech Trends Affecting AccountingRead the rest of this entry »
The accounting industry is not a reluctant technology adopter, but it is a cautious one.
“CPA firms have become too comfortable with just staying with what they have and not dealing with change,” Brian Tankersley, CPA/CITP, CGMA, told the Journal of Accountancy. While that may be so, change is coming, driven by advances in technology and the simple need to become more efficient.
A technology consultant to the industry ...