2018 Was a Record Year for VC ActivityRead the rest of this entry »
When talking about venture capitalists, California and its Silicon Valley may be the first place to come to mind. In 2018 the state accounted for well over half the $130.9 billion invested. Massachusetts and New York were second and third.
Last year was a record-breaker for VC investment. The Pitchbook declared, "2018 ended up being a banner year for the VC industry with $130.9 billion invested across 8 ...
When You Can't Get Both, Soft Skills Beat Out ExperienceRead the rest of this entry »
How important are soft skills? More important than qualifications and the right experience, say 75% of adults in an online survey.
If the "perfect" candidate can't be found -- and that is so often the case -- then the job should go to the person who has good personal, communications and time-management skills, is enthusiastic and is reliable, rather than to someone without good soft skills, even if they meet all the ...
Noisy, Disruptive and Now, Not Even CollaborativeRead the rest of this entry »
Here's another blow against open floorplans: they don't improve face-to-face collaboration.
That was one of the leading reasons why companies tore out partitions and even eliminated assigned workspaces. It didn't hurt that open offices also cost less to furnish, a reason tech startups adopted the concept.
But then studies began to find these offices were noisier and that workers experienced more disruptions and higher levels of stress. The belief was ...
Turn a Performance Impovement Plan Into a PositiveRead the rest of this entry »
It should never come as a surprise, but sometimes it does. One day you're asked to come to HR to be confronted by your grim faced manager and a senior HR person who inform you that because of deficiencies in you work you are being put on a Performance Improvement Plan.
It's an uncomfortable and scary situation to be in, as a PIP is often just a step away from ...
Thank You to Our Great Green Key Team!Read the rest of this entry »
Here at Green Key Resources we try hard to make sure every team member knows how important they are to our success and how much we value each and every one them.
But just in case in the press of work, in the busyness of meetings and phone calls and the brush fires that crop up every day we forgot to say "Thank You," we're shouting it now here ...
Paralegals Need to Be LeadersRead the rest of this entry »
Paralegals are more than support staff for the legal profession. They are leaders and need to start acting like one.
“Paralegals are the backbone of our legal community. They run our courtrooms, our law firms, our in-house legal departments. Without them we'd miss deadlines and have shoddy research. I believe that assuming a leadership role is essential for their professional and personal success," says Zachary Zaharek, Division Vice President ...
Clinical Trials Suffering From Lack of Skilled InvestigatorsRead the rest of this entry »
The management of clinical drug trials has never been more complex. Changes in trial protocols and development practices are making it increasingly difficult to meet patient enrollment goals. Meanwhile, finding investigators with the experience to work in these trials where drugs are tested on specific genetic mutations, rather than diseases, is harder than ever.
An article in Applied Clinical Trials details the challenges of engaging principal investigators. The article cites ...
You Can Get the Interview With Only Half the RequirementsRead the rest of this entry »
You’re as likely to get an interview matching 50% of requirements as matching 90%.
That sounds crazy, doesn't it? What hiring manager would settle for someone who met half the requirements the manager asked for?
As bizarre as that seems, research into 6,000 job applications found that once you meet 40% of the requirements listed for a job, your chances of getting an interview begin to go up ...
Coffee Is Better Than Water for Your DNARead the rest of this entry »
Drinking coffee is good for your DNA.
A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition at the end of last year concluded that "regular consumption of a dark roast coffee blend has a beneficial protective effect on human DNA integrity in both, men and women." What that means is that in testing two groups of 50 people, one drinking just water everyday for a month and the other ...
Survey: 2018 Raises Were 3% Or LessRead the rest of this entry »
Retention's a big problem. Turnover is on the rise. And attracting talent -- any skilled, qualified applicant, let alone top tier talent -- tops most employers' list of workforce challenges.
Despite all that, the latest report from PayScale two-thirds of employers gave raises last year of 3% or less. In fact, says the survey from PayScale, just over a quarter gave less than 2.5%. Considering that the Consumer Price Index for ...