Your Runners-Up Are Your Best CandidatesRead the rest of this entry »
Remember that last candidate you almost hired? The one who lost your mental coin toss? Now that you have another slot to fill, your first call should be to that runner-up candidate.
If you liked them last time, chances are good you'll like them even more now. And why? Because they have more experience and not just more time on the job, but the kind of varied experience that comes ...
A 10-Step Program to More Effective MeetingsRead the rest of this entry »
How any hours a day do you spend in meetings? One, two or too many?
Meetings may be a necessary fact of business life, but with managers believing half the time they spend in them is a waste, doing something about it is only good sense. Not to mention recovering the lost productivity.
The Muse recently posted a 10-step program to cut the number of meetings and make those left ...
Employers Will Get Serious About Health Care Costs In 2019Read the rest of this entry »
Last month, we blogged about the broad trends the healthcare industry will contend with in 2019. These include the accelerating shift to value-based care, predictive analytics and big data and the emergence of Asia as a center of innovation.
But there are trends and changes that will directly impact employers and their employees.
Employee Benefit News says 2019 will be the year employers flex their muscle either alone -- if they're ...
Hedge Fund Outlook: The Challenges Are ManyRead the rest of this entry »
Beaten by Index fund returns, outpaced by saavy online fintechs and rebuked for a 2 and 20 fee structure that lets them win even when investors lose, hedge funds have been forced to wonder what their future holds. As a sobering, yet ultimately encouraging new report from the Alternative Investment Management Association says, "The pace of technological change and the rise of artificial intelligence is leading some to question whether ...
Employers Most Want Creative ThinkersRead the rest of this entry »
What skills will employers most look for in 2019?
If you guessed computer skills, you're right, according to a LinkedIn analysis of thousands of job postings. Ten of the top 25 skills appearing in the job postings all involved coding, UX, data analytics or AI. You could even make a case that several of the others -- digital marketing and business analysis for example -- are in that computing / internet wheelhouse.
4 Issues Holding AI Back In Life SciencesRead the rest of this entry »
There's hardly an industry that artificial intelligence hasn't touched. In one form or another -- machine learning, chatbots and predictive analytics, for example -- AI is rapidly becoming a part of all technologies. The life sciences are no exception, though many professionals believe the industry is lagging in its adoption of AI.
Last summer's survey by The Pistoia Alliance found 42% of life sciences professionals doubting that AI has yet proven its ...
Do Our Money Worries Predict Future Banking Problems?Read the rest of this entry »
Could consumer financial worries predict trouble for the banking industry?
That's the claim of Dr. Dan Geller and Haifa University's Prof. Nahum Biger. Writing in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics, they show "how money anxiety is a major factor impacting liquidity levels and interest rates in the banking system." Their study uses Using Geller's Money Anxiety Index as an important new variable in the predictive models.
Government Shutdown Takes E-Verify DownRead the rest of this entry »
Employers bringing on new workers must still be completing the required I-9 employment verification forms, even though the partial government shutdown has taken down the E-Verify system.
E-Verify is the online system run by the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) that compares employee I-9 information to Social Security and Homeland Security records to confirm employment eligibility. Government rules require employers to complete an I-9 for each employee not later than ...
Don't Let Onboarding Be a One and Done AffairRead the rest of this entry »
When your new hire starts, what's your onboarding like? Chances are they fill out a pile of paperwork, sign off on the company handbook, maybe watch a welcome video featuring the CEO and then get escorted to their new boss.
That's where it ends for most companies. And that's one reason why so many new employees -- almost 17% by one study -- don't last the first week. 30% have quit in ...
10 States Where Jobs Are Growing FastestRead the rest of this entry »
Almost 5 million Americans moved out of state last fiscal year, many of them for employment purposes. Will you be one of them in 2019?
Before making that kind of move, take a look at the latest numbers to see which states are enjoying the strongest job growth. That should be a consideration even if you're looking ahead to retirement. After all, many retirees decide to get back into the ...