Healthcare Dominates 'Best Jobs' ListRead the rest of this entry »
Did you miss the newest release of the annual list of "Best Healthcare Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report?
Coming out just after the start of the new year when so much other news made the headlines, the list of all the "Best Jobs," which includes healthcare, didn't make its usual splash. Too bad, because the U.S. News methodology makes it more than a popularity contest, taking ...
Are Boomers Banking's Next Gen Customers?Read the rest of this entry »
With Gen Z -- that generation born after the mid-1990s -- beginning to earn their first paychecks, the establishment banking industry is rushing to sign them up and capture their loyalty before they decide to go with a fintech startup.
"Financial marketers must reach out to this generation right now or their window of opportunity may slam shut forever," cautions The Financial Brand's Executive Editor Steve Cocheo.
The dire warning ...
Filling Jobs Is Going to Get Even Harder This YearRead the rest of this entry »
With fears of a recession ebbing, job growth this year is expected to be a repeat of last year.
The non-profit business research group The Conference Board says that though cautious, employers will continue adding jobs in 2020. "We expect job growth to remain solid and the labor market to continue tightening,” said Gad Levanon, head of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute.
The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index, flat ...
Here's How to Turn IT Missteps Into SuccessRead the rest of this entry »
Whether you're the CIO of a Fortune 500 company, or an IT manager at a small firm, all technology projects eventually land on your desk.
The bigger the project, the more of an opportunity to shine. Alas, no IT project comes fraught free. As CIO.com puts it, "No great accomplishment in technology has come without a few false starts." There are, however, steps you can take to reduce the ...
Temporary Staffing Jobs In 2028Read the rest of this entry »
We came across an interesting analysis of what the next 10 years of temporary employment may look like. It's based on the biennial 10 year projections of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The government's outlook is that overall non-farm employment will grow by a somewhat anemic 5.6% through 2028. Temporary help services -- temporary workers provided by staffing firms like us -- will grow by 2.3%. These are projections, ...
Affective Computing Is Making AI More HumanRead the rest of this entry »
One of the leading trends in IT that not even many technologists know much about is "affective computing." It's adding EQ to AI's IQ,
The idea of computers that can engage and effect human emotions is as old as the first sci fi robots. A more modern example are video games that immerse players in environments designed to trigger a variety of emotions.
Today's affective computing seeks to recognize human ...
Survey: Half Of All Companies Expect to Hire This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Despite concerns the economy may be stalling, half of all companies still plan to add staff this year.
Global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says of the 150 companies it surveyed, 46% said they've been hiring throughout last year and intend to hire more workers in 2020.Another 5% of them said they expect to up their headcount "significantly."
Tempering the news is that far fewer companies ...
J.P. Morgan Foresees Moderate Growth, No Recession In 2020Read the rest of this entry »
Predicting 2020 "will be a year of moderate global growth and contained inflation, with risks skewed to the downside," J.P. Morgan Asset Management last week released its second annual Global Alternatives Outlook.
The report offers a look across key alternative asset classes over the next year to 18-months, with a focus on hedge funds, private credit, real estate and private equity.
The broad outlook, according to J.P. Morgan, is ...
Do 10 Push-Ups and Live LongerRead the rest of this entry »
If you want to live longer and reduce your chances of health problems or having a heart attack, do push-ups., walk faster and improve your grip strength.
All three have been shown to be better predictors of health and longevity than weight and the time-honored body mass index.
The Atlantic published an intriguing article detailing a wave of studies suggesting there are better and more reliable indicators of health than ...
Accounting's Use of Big Data Will Double This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Accountants have always dealt with data, but now their adoption of "Big Data" is set for a break out.
The Institute of Management Accountants says the accounting profession will double its use of big data, exceeding the implementation of other technologies such as data visualization and process automation. The IMA report -- The Impact of Big Data on Finance Now and in the Future -- foresees big data analytics having ...