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Job Trends Are Slowly Headed In the Right DirectionRead the rest of this entry »
Strong hiring by the staffing industry helped employment continue its upward trend in July, the third consecutive month The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index (ETI) has improved.
In July, staffing firms in the US added 143,700 new jobs. The growth was second only to the half million workers brought on by restaurants and bars. The majority of those workers were laid off when businesses were ordered to close.
Ambulatory Healthcare Seeing Fastest GrowthHealthcare has been a powerful jobs creator, growing employment right through the Great Recession when other sectors of the economy were laying off workers.Read the rest of this entry »
In the 9 years since the recession began, healthcare added 2.5 million jobs. Meanwhile, it took the rest of the economy until November 2014 to regain the 8.6 million jobs lost between 2007 and 2010.
In an article on Health Affairs Blog, three researchers dissected …
Pharma Unlikely to See Recovery This YearIn a bluntly worded economic recap for the pharmaceutical industry, Evaluate Pharma had this to say:Read the rest of this entry »
"If anything can be gleaned from the first half of 2016 it is that the peak is in the past. Any hopes that the declines of the second half of 2015 might be reversed must now be put to bed, and the highs of last July be consigned to the record books."
In its …
America's Productivity PuzzleWhen Excel allows an accountant to do in seconds what previously took minutes or even hours; when the Internet enables documents to be delivered nearly instantly, instead of waiting for the mail; when the phone in your pocket keeps you constantly in touch, why is American productivity declining?Read the rest of this entry »
Economists call this the productivity puzzle, and though theories abound about the why and even the if, there's no agreement about what …
Hiring Will Stay Strong Through 2015A strengthening economy is giving more employers confidence to add staff.Read the rest of this entry »
A pair of survey reports say more employers plan to hire workers in the next several months than did in the first six months of this year.
CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast says 49% of surveyed employers report they expect to add full-time, permanent staff before the end of the year. That’s two percentage points than said that a year …
Big Pharma Shifted Marketing Dollars in 2013Read the rest of this entry »
According to a report from Cegedim Strategic Data, pharma companies spent just under $85 billion on their sales forces and various marketing channels in 2013, about equal to 2012 spending levels. However, the overall spending tab disguises some declines at the world's biggest drugmakers. The top 10 multinational drugmakers all cut their investments in marketing last year. Cegedim's Christopher Wooden explained that drugmakers scaled back their face-to-face sales efforts, cutting …
Hedge Fund Assets to Top $3 Trillion By Year EndRead the rest of this entry »
Hedge funds badly underperformed the broader markets last year -- and aren't expected to do much better this year -- but investors are undaunted. They're expected to add another $171 billion.
With this year's estimated $193 billion in earning, hedge fund assets should top $3 trillion by year end, says Deutsche Bank, which this week released its 12th annual Alternative Investor Survey.
"The hedge fund industry is predicted to reach …
Temping's Top Paying, Fast Growing JobsRead the rest of this entry »
What are the hottest, fastest growing, and well paying temp jobs? Would you believe Human Resource specialists? How about machinists? Or bookkeepers? They are some of the jobs and occupations that Economic Modeling Specialists says will grow three times faster than the national rate and which pay more than $16 an hour. More than a few of the jobs on the list are also among the hardest jobs to fill. …
Federal Reserve Says Temp Staffing Will Grow As Companies See Its Strategic ValueRead the rest of this entry »
The staffing services industry has been around for decades. But its modern form started to take shape in the 1990s, when manufacturing saw a mild renaissance and introduced the concept of just-in-time production, which brought with it a need for just-in-time labor.
Today, contract labor, as temp staffing is more properly called, is a strategic workforce component at many of the larger -- and even more so at many smaller …
Improve Your Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line Will FollowRead the rest of this entry »
Engagement may be today's trendy human resource issue, but it's one with alarming implications for the slimmed down, high performance workforce ushered in by the recession and the 21st century's global competition.
To put it simply: Disengaged workers cost you money. For every employee who could care less about the job, the company, or the work they've been assigned, their lack of enthusiasm costs you anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000. …