Outsourced Pharma Services Could Top $54 BillionRead the rest of this entry »
The market for global healthcare contract research is growing at a rate approaching 7% a year, and could top $54.7 billion by 2025.
A study from Grand View Research says the growth is the result of increasing drug development costs. Expiring patents, the increasing number of partnerships and rising R&D costs are putting pressure on drug makers. At the same time, the regulatory process in many countries for drug ...
Turnover Is At Highest Level In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
Seems like every other week we see another survey declaring that some big percentage of employees is looking for a new job. In January, The Muse said 58% of its mostly under 34 survey takers were plan to change employers this year. Another survey said two-thirds of workers would outright quit if their work became less flexible. We've even seen more than one survey with clickbait headlines predicting three-quarters of ...
Make March Madness a Bonding TimeRead the rest of this entry »
Basketball crazy fans will be filling out their brackets and keeping up with developments to the tune of about 25 minutes a day during the 15 work days leading up to the NCAA finals on April 8. Collectively, all this March Madness will cost employers $13.3 billion in lost work time, says global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
With the help of HR, managers will ...
What You Post Could Make You UninsurableRead the rest of this entry »
The insurance industry is beginning to explore how checking your social media posts might be used to set rates for everything from auto insurance to life.
Today, the technology isn't quite there. Give it a few years though, and you might just find that video of you doing a wheelie at 60 miles an hour will cause your premiums to go through the roof -- if you can even get insurance ...
A Friendly Rivalry Can Boost Your PerformanceRead the rest of this entry »
"Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you," industrialist Henry Kaiser said. He's far from alone in extolling the need for competitors to drive an organization -- or a person -- to do their best and win.
But what if a "supportive rivalry," where you actually helped your competition was even better?
Wharton Psychology Professor Adam Grant makes that point when he ...
Our SXSW Learnings About BuzzwordsRead the rest of this entry »
Shelly Palmer, one of our favorite technology writers, is at SXSW and he's discovered that everything is powered by AI. Unless it uses blockchain. Or possibly both, and it all runs on a 5G network. Except that in the U.S. 5G hardly exists.
In his first 24 hours at the massive South by Southwest conference, festival, art show, etc., Palmer heard so many buzzwords, used so wrongly that ...
5 In-Demand Medical Office JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Healthcare is one of the nation's two fastest growing fields where jobs are hard to fill. (The other is information technology.) Topping the list of the most in-demand workers are nurses, doctors and physical therapists. These jobs require years of training and licensing, one of the reasons hospitals, clinics, and medical offices pay top dollar to these professionals.
But there are other, less visible jobs that don't require an advanced ...
Healthy Conflict Is Key to GrowthRead the rest of this entry »
As we all know, teamwork depends on, well, teamwork --working together cooperatively to achieve a common goal. That doesn't mean great teams are conflict free. The truth is, a team or a workplace without conflict is a place where innovation and change have a hard time taking root.
Amy Gallo made that point in her SXSW (South by Southwest) talk last week in Austin.
"It’s possible to be too ...
Misfits May Be Just the People You NeedRead the rest of this entry »
Last year's "The Incredibles 2" grossed $1.2 billion, was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe and was named the Best Animated Film by the National Board of Review.
As incredible as that it is, what's more incredible is that none of that would have happened if it wasn't for a band of disgruntled misfits.
The New York Times tells the story of how Pixar director Brad Bird ...
Celebrating International Women's DayRead the rest of this entry »
The theme of today's International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter. It's a call to action for gender equality and a reminder that despite the gains since the first Women's Day 100 years ago, there is imbalance in pay, jobs, leadership and societal value between women and men.
It's a worldwide event, with events and activities organized by volunteers; no country or movement sponsors the day, though several companies have lent their ...