Biotech and Pharma: Outlook Is Overall PositiveRead the rest of this entry »
For the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, 2018 has proven to be a mixed bag, but with more overall positives than negatives.
In an article reviewing the year so far, and looking ahead to 2019, Peter Young president and managing director of the life science and chemicals investment banking firm Young & Partners, says drug approvals and development escalated and the emergence of new approaches in immuno-oncology, CRISPR, personalized medicine, and ...
What You Can Do to Hire FasterRead the rest of this entry »
Managers who leave it up to in-house recruiters to fill their vacancies and then wonder why it's taking so long, need a dose of talent supply reality.
That term "war for talent" means just that: With unemployment at historic lows, the size of the labor force shrunken to a point not seen since the early 1970s, and experienced workers retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day, the competition ...
Outsourcing Jobs Is Changing What It Means to Be An EmployeeRead the rest of this entry »
What will the future workforce look like?
That's a question economists, labor analysts and human resources professionals have been wrestling with for years. Outsourcing, automation, contracting, freelancing and contingent employment are all having an impact on what it means to have employees and to be one.
Now comes a Wall Street Journal article with the provocative title "The End of Employees" declaring, "Never before have American companies tried so hard ...
HR Tech Investment Way Ahead of 2017Read the rest of this entry »
Investors are betting big on human resources. $2.83 billion (yes, with a B) big. Through the end of September, venture capital investment in global HR technology was approaching three times the dollars poured in for the entire 12 months of 2017.
Indeed, according to the HR tech consultancy Larocque, $1.2 billion was invested in just the third quarter exceeding the $1.1 billion invested in all of last ...
Make Your Resume Stand Out In 7.4 SecondsRead the rest of this entry »
In 2012, a study of how long recruiters studied a resume stunned job seekers when it turned out the average was 6 seconds.
Now, a redo of that study finds not much has changed. The average time bumped up to 7.4 seconds.
Just as they did with the first study, recruiters and employment professionals can argue over the accuracy and thoroughness of this update, but whether it's 6 seconds ...
Survey: No Growth In Healthcare M&A ExpectedRead the rest of this entry »
M&A activity in the healthcare sector is not expected to grow next year, according to a survey of investors and healthcare executives.
Conducted by Capital One Healthcare and reported in Modern Healthcare, 10% of respondents thought the robust level of consolidation in healthcare will cool next year; 48% expect no change.
That result surprised some industry analysts and consultants. Michael Cole, managing director in Alvarez & Marsal's transaction advisory group ...
Your Vote Counts, So Vote and Be Counted!Read the rest of this entry »
It's Election Day!
Every vote matters, so be sure to cast your ballot and let your voice be heard!
Hedge Fund Jobs Are the Most Competitive In FinanceRead the rest of this entry »
Looking to break into hedge funds? It won't be easy, says an Investopedia article.
Competition for even entry-level jobs "is highly competitive and very selective." The high salaries are one reason; an entry-level analyst position can pay as much as $370,000 to start. And that doesn't count bonuses. It's also an exciting, fast-paced world where performance matters and an entry-level person can move up quickly, working on 7 ...
Pay Increases Are Largest Since the RecessionRead the rest of this entry »
Wages and salaries for private sector employees rose at an annual rate of 3.1% in September, the largest increase since the Great Recession.
The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that for the 12 months, employers saw overall compensation costs, including the cost of benefits, increased by 2.9%. The 12-month increase in benefits was 2.5%.
Among the various occupational sectors, the government said the largest salary ...
Providing Time to Vote Is Good For Engagement (and It May Be the Law)Read the rest of this entry »
Only 53% of hourly workers and 69% of salaried workers will be given time to vote next Tuesday. For just over a third, that time off will be paid.
That's what a survey of 1,000 workers by the HR recognitions and rewards firm O.C. Tanner found. The company didn't go into detail about how the survey was conducted, but it supposedly was national in scope. And if that's ...