A Special Thank You On This Special Appreciation DayRead the rest of this entry »
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Today is Employee Appreciation Day like no other!
Last year, all across America, we celebrated the day as workers and managers always have: lunches, potlucks, small gifts and office decorations. Little did we all know that just two weeks later we’d be leaving those offices not to return even yet.
It’s been a difficult time for everyone. Working from home has its benefits, but …
Tech Trends Right Out of Science FictionRead the rest of this entry »
At the start of every year, and often well into it, we’re bombarded with predictions about trends in every imaginable industry. Tech is not only no exception, it may be the sector with the most experts issuing forecasts.
Recently, CBInsights published its own 12 Tech Trends To Watch Closely In 2021. What makes this list stand out is its almost sci-fi feel. This is no ordinary collection of trends. …
Will We Be Living At Work In the Future?Read the rest of this entry »
Working where you live has become, if not yet the norm, certainly a much more common practice since the COVID pandemic.
Yet even as that trend becomes rooted – PwC found employees far from eager to return to an office – a new one may be emerging. The company town, reincarnated in the form of mixed-use buildings, is beginning to gain traction.
These developments are barely a blip on the …
5 Skills Tomorrow’s CFOs Will Need to SucceedRead the rest of this entry »
Besides all the accounting skills they learned in school, tomorrow’s CFO will need to have sharp business acumen.
As Workday finance writer Steve Dunne observes, “Once considered a numbers-only role, finance is now balancing traditional responsibilities with growing demand for data-driven analysis and insights, risk management and other key business functions.”
The shift from number cruncher to analyst and strategist is nowhere more clearly seen than in the percentage …
Even Heroes Need HelpRead the rest of this entry »
The world may be lauding healthcare workers as heroes, but the professionals themselves are exhausted, worn down physically and emotionally by their efforts to treat the sick and stem the COVID pandemic.
“The pandemic has had a terrific strain on nurses,” Dr. Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association, told ABC News.
As the COVID death toll reached a half million, the network broadcast a special report on …
Family Doctors Are In Demand EverywhereRead the rest of this entry »
Family physicians are the most recruited of all doctors. The demand for these family practitioners is expected to grow by 10%, second only to psychiatrists. Yet those who practice family medicine have seen their average pay decrease, making these doctors among the lowest paid of all medical specialties.
These aren’t new revelations, but they stand out starkly in the just released Physician Compensation Report from Physicians Thrive, a financial advisory …
Wanted: Tech Pros with Open Source SkillsRead the rest of this entry »
Developers skilled in open-source cloud technologies get jobs faster and command higher salaries, according to a survey of tech professionals from IBM.
“Respondents associate open source technologies with higher wages, more job opportunities, and more professional opportunities,” says IBM in The Value of Open Source in the Cloud Era.
Based on a survey of some 3,400 developers and IT managers, IBM found broad agreement about the value of open …
Advice for the International HR Job SeekerRead the rest of this entry »
Human resources professionals looking to go international should set their sights horizontally, says HR career columnist Martin Yate.
In his column for the Society for Human Resources Management, he recently addressed a question about job-searching internationally. It will take time and hard work, he counseled, but said that with the right focus it’s achievable.
His advice for job hunting internationally is much like what it would be for looking domestically. …
It's Ethical to Pay COVID VolunteersRead the rest of this entry »
It is ethically appropriate to pay volunteers who are intentionally infected with the COVID virus as part of clinical research, says an international panel of experts.
In a report published in the American Journal of Bioethics, the group of ethicists, lawyers, academics, laymen and others from the UK, United States, and Canada found that paying participants in a COVID study should be decided the same way as other human …
Accountants Are Facing a Tax Season Like No OtherRead the rest of this entry »
Accountants may want to stock up on extra strength aspirin this tax season because, in the words of the chief tax officer at Jackson Hewitt, it will be “one for the ages.”
In an interview with Accounting Today, Mark Steber ticked off the issues tax accountants must confront before they even begin a return. There are the stimulus payments, and the details of the CARES and SECURE acts. There …