Posts tagged with 'trends'
Banks Want to Make Customers of Their EmployeesRead the rest of this entry »
One of the latest trends in banking is to make customers out of employees.
If that seems like something a financial institution shouldn't have to work at, you should be right, but you're wrong. "Lately, banks have been quietly sharing their concerns with ABA that many of their employees choose to bank elsewhere. This reflects a cultural issue that needs attention." That's from an article on the ...
The Many Roles of an HR LeaderRead the rest of this entry »
Are you an "Accelerator?" A "Connector?" A "Data Cruncher?" Or maybe you're "The Guardian of the Values." All of these are roles human resource leaders will or can play this year.
In a forward-looking blog post, Tom Haak, a director of the HR Trend Institute in the Netherlands, described 18 distinct roles open to HR professionals. As the sample of the titles implies, these are not the functional areas ...
Banking's 10 Future Shock IssuesRead the rest of this entry »
2017 was a year of angst for the banking industry. Fintech, which begin its nascent ascendancy as a way to facilitate online transactions, has become both a partner and a challenger as cashless payments and virtual banking grows in popularity.
As American Banker said, "More fintech firms are being formed every day, promising to offer financial services faster and cheaper than banks, and the Silicon Valley giants are not far ...
Alternative Asset Outlook: '2018 Challenging for Many IM Firms'Read the rest of this entry »
2018 is the year the alternative asset sector may well go all-in for artificial intelligence and machine learning. That's likely to be one of the hottest trends for the industry, says Deloitte's 2018 Investment Management Outlook.
"70 percent of new hedge fund launches globally in 2018 will likely include investment processes that are supported by computer models, including AI and machine learning algorithms," says the report.
Existing funds ...
Fastest Growing Tech Skills Employers WantRead the rest of this entry »
Would you believe that one of the fastest growing skills being sought by employers is HTML? It's hardly rocket science; there are many web design programs that make it possible for anyone with even just a lick of talent to build a respectable site.
Nevertheless, the demand for IT professionals with deep knowledge of HTML is growing. According to Dice, the tech career site, the number of job postings ...
Competition Will Put Even More Pricing Pressure On Pharma This YearRead the rest of this entry »
There's no shortage of predictions about what's ahead for the pharmaceutical and biotech sector in 2018. A Google search turns up dozens of articles and that's just in the last two weeks. And the range is broad -- from predictions of quicker FDA drug approvals to an aggressive entry into the field by tech companies, especially Google and Amazon and continued consolidation of the industry.
One of the ...
6 Big Workforce Trends to Watch in 2018Read the rest of this entry »
The gig economy will grow. Employers will begin to hike pay. Advances in technology will make "soft skills" even more critical.
These are some of the workforce trends industry leaders expect will dominate 2018. Most of the six trends compiled by BenefitsPro, are big picture; they are the themes that will impact employers to greater or lesser degree in the year ahead.
Here's a look at what the experts ...
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 ...