Tech Writers Code In EnglishRead the rest of this entry »
There’s a tech job that pays well, is growing fast and is in such demand that it’s taking employers weeks to fill an opening.
And it typically doesn’t require knowing any language besides English.
With the number of devices and applications mushrooming and their capabilities increasing just as rapidly, explaining to users how to make everything work is the job of technical writers. “They’re vital players when the time comes …
Open Enrollment is Going Virtual This YearRead the rest of this entry »
The dog days of summer aren’t likely to have you thinking of health plans, life insurance, 401ks, or any of the other benefits employers offer. That is, unless you’re in HR.
This year, open enrollment – the weeks in October and November when employees make choices about their benefits – is going to be so different from those of the past that HR professionals began their planning while the rest …
COVID Trials Raising Awareness of Clinical DiversityRead the rest of this entry »
Minority representation in clinical trials is an issue the coronavirus vaccine trials has brought out of medical publications and journals and into the broader media.
“If Black people have been the victims of COVID-19, we’re going to …
Roche Predicted to Top the List of Big Pharma In 2026Read the rest of this entry »
Making predictions is always dicey – especially so in this unprecedented global environment. Yet that isn’t stopping EvaluatePharma from predicting Roche will still be the world’s biggest drugmaker 6 years from now.
If that seems a bold forecast – over the years, Roche has moved up and down the list of largest pharmaceutical firms – EvaluatePharma predicts that Bristol-Myers Squibb will drop from 4th this year to 8th in 2026. …
Hospitals Ready In Case of ‘Second Wave’ This FallRead the rest of this entry »
Six months into the global coronavirus pandemic, health care experts across the US feel much better prepared to handle a potential “second wave” should it occur this fall.
"We've evolved. We're in a much better state now than we were in the beginning of the pandemic," Michael Calderwood, associate chief quality officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, told Healthcare Dive. "There's been a lot of learning."
In a survey reported …
First Continuous Testing CPA Scores Due Out This WeekRead the rest of this entry »
The first group of accountants to take the CPA exam under the new continuous testing policy will begin to get scores Friday. Those who passed, will be celebrating. Those who didn’t will, for the first time, be eligible to retake the test almost immediately.
As of July 1, the rigorous 4-part, 4-hour exam for accountants who want to earn the coveted Certified Public Accountant designation is offered throughout the …
Tech Pros with Certifications Earn MoreRead the rest of this entry »
If you’re an IT professional and want to double that raise you got (who doesn’t?) learn a new skill or earn a certification.
That’s what Global Knowledge discovered when it surveyed tech workers around the world. The training firm won’t release its 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report until later this summer, but it gave everyone a preview of some of the key findings. Among them is the financial impact …
The Rising Star of Digital MarketersRead the rest of this entry »
Pandemic driven business closures, budget cuts and sweeping changes in consumer habits have forced marketers to throw out their playbook, developing new strategies on the fly and pivoting from quarterly plans to going week by week.
Forced to make-do without access to production teams or facilities, marketers have embraced digital media in new and unique ways, placing even greater reliance on social media to reach consumers.
“We can’t go get …
Happy SysAdmin Appreciation Day!Read the rest of this entry »
Behind every computer network is a person or a team you may have never met, yet it’s thanks to them that every email you write is sent, every file is there when you need it and every report you print gets printed.
These are the system administrators. They’re the ones who keep the computer system running. They update the programs and make sure the virus protection is still protecting.
Is It the Drug Or Fitbit Making the Difference?Read the rest of this entry »
As if clinical researchers and managers didn’t already have enough to worry about, now add activity trackers to the list.
Smartwatches, Fitbits and similar trackers have the potential to influence behavior, which matters in studies where physical activity is a study endpoint. (An endpoint in a clinical study is an event used to objectively measure the effect of a drug or other intervention.)
If the level of activity is an …