Alternatives Investors Plan to ‘Stay the Course’ This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Despite market volatility and an uncertain economic outlook, investors are committed to their alternative asset programs, declares Preqin in its half year investment update.
The majority of investors in alternatives say they intend to stay the course this year, telling Preqin they are satisfied with the performance of their portfolio over the last year.
“Almost all investors intend to either maintain (60%) or increase (33%) allocations to private capital, …
Seattle's Biotech Is Desperate For WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
One of the nation’s premier biotech centers is finding it so hard to fill jobs the state's trade association has launched an ambitious marketing campaign to lure workers to Washington state.
“Our industry has jobs. We have jobs at all levels,” said Leslie Alexandre, CEO of the trade group Life Science Washington. “We eagerly welcome people to come and join our ecosystem or to be trained from our schools and …
COVID’s Impact on Nursing EducationRead the rest of this entry »
Among the frontline workers of the COVID pandemic none have been more lauded than nurses. They’ve been applauded by thousands of grateful apartment dwellers, letters of thanks hang by the hundreds in break rooms and they've been treated to more pizzas than a victorious high school football team.
Less noticed by most of us, however, is how COVID-19 is changing the profession. Most notably for RNs and LPNs has been …
Don't Post That Opening Until You Read ThisRead the rest of this entry »
The next time you need to fill a job, take a breath.
Before you rush to post that opening think through exactly what the job entails. Not what you think it involves. Not what the job description you used last year says. Go find out what the person who does the work actually does.
More than a few jobs have changed and are changing as a result of the COVID …
IT Job Outlook Is ImprovingRead the rest of this entry »
The job outlook for IT professionals is looking up, especially for those looking to work remotely.
LinkedIn says half of the top 10 remote jobs posted on its site are for developers and software engineers. In fact, tech jobs dominate the top of the list, holding four of the five spots. The only non-tech job among the top five is for account managers.
Even among all jobs – remote, in-person, …
Diabetes and Weight Loss Is a High Risk for CancerRead the rest of this entry »
A just published study says adults with recent-onset diabetes who have lost weight – even as little as 1 pound – are at higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The greater the weight loss, the higher the risk.
Published online at JAMA Oncology, the study found that individuals with recent-onset diabetes who lost between 1 and 4 pounds had a 25% higher risk of pancreatic cancer, while those whose …
Why Is the Cybersecurity Gap Growing?Read the rest of this entry »
In 2016 Cisco estimated there were a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. Last November, (ISC)2, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, said the world was short 4 million cybersecurity professionals.
Why has the gap widened?
Dice.com, the tech careers site, says the reasons are numerous. Two, though, stand out, Dice says in a recent post:
- “Many cybersecurity workers feel constrained by a lack of career development and training offered …
COVID Is Making Accounting’s ‘Unthinkable’ a PriorityRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, the accounting and business technology firm Sage confirmed what accountants felt was happening: the nature of the profession was transforming.
Driven by clients, regulatory demands, generational change and the marketplace, accounting was changing, said Sage’s Practice of Now report, from a transactional profession to one focused on partnership and consultancy.
What no one could have foreseen was a pandemic that would force upon firms some of the …
Rare Diseases Trial Network Moves Closer to RealityRead the rest of this entry »
As many as 30 million Americans may be living with a “rare disease,” officially defined as a condition affecting fewer than 200,000 people.
The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center says there are some 7,000 known rare diseases. Most are genetic. Only about 10% of all rare diseases have an approved treatment.
To hasten the development of drugs and therapies, the Food and Drug Administration in 2019 began an initiative …
HR’s Jobs of the Future Are Already HereRead the rest of this entry »
What will the human resources profession be like 10 years from now. How about in just five years?
In many ways, it will still be recognizable to a practitioner today. There will still be recruiters and benefits managers and compensation specialists, though they’ll be aided in the heavy lifting by artificial intelligence. HR generalists will still be around, especially at smaller companies, but with automation handling much of the rote …