Posts tagged with 'survey'
More Women In Assets But Senior Levels LagRead the rest of this entry »
Women in alternative assets are rare. Not quite 1 in 5 employees at all levels are women. At the senior leadership level, the percentage across all sectors falls to just under 12%, with real estate having the lowest share of female executives at 8.5%.
Preqin recently released a preview of its forthcoming report, Women in Alternative Assets 2020, which, the research firm said, "does show some encouraging trends in the ...
Benefits, Retention Are Business Owners' Biggest WorriesRead the rest of this entry »
What's worrying America's smallest businesses?
If you answered "everything," you wouldn't be too far off. Retention, benefits costs, growing revenue, even the rise of the gig economy are all among the worries that keep the owners and decision-makers of small businesses up at night. A new survey of employers -- 98% of them with fewer than 100 workers -- found the cost of healthcare and other benefits, retaining workers, and ...
Half of Us Will Be 'Workshopping' This SeasonRead the rest of this entry »
Amazon and smartphones are giving a whole new meaning to "workshopping." It hasn't received the blessing -- yet -- of the Oxford English Dictionary gatekeepers, but with half of all office workers planning to go online at work to shop this holiday season, workshopping could become as common as texting.
A survey of 2,800 office workers found 52% of them confessing they'll be shopping online at work or while using ...
HR Tops the List On StressRead the rest of this entry »
And the most stressful profession is -- drumroll please -- Human Resources.
Yes, seriously. At least in the UK, says a study by Perkbox. After surveying some 16,000 professionals in more than 50 British cities, the HR technology company reported that 79% of the HR professionals said they were stressed by their job. That's more than legal workers, the next largest group, where 63% said the job caused stress ...
Pharma Execs See Digitalization As Changing EverythingRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, when pharma and life sciences CEOs were asked about the disruptions in their industry, by far they said technology was the only significant one.
What a difference a year makes. Now by a percentage rivaling last year's these executives say the opposite. 70% of the life sciences CEOs KPMG surveyed agreed that "Fast advancing technology is not the only significant disruption my business faces." In 2018, 85% ...
Liberal Arts Grads Are as Likely to Have Business Careers as AnyoneRead the rest of this entry »
The last time we wrote about the employment prospects of humanities majors, the news was discouraging. A study by the New York Federal Reserve found half of recent English major grads were underemployed.
Our post was tempered by reports that employers were awakening to the advantages an educationally diverse workforce offered.
Now comes "Degrees at Work," a broader, more extensive study than the Fed's, which tells us the ...
Majority of Workers Don't Expect to Change JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Tomorrow the government reports its preliminary employment numbers for September. At 125,000 to about 130,000, analysts are predicting the month had one of the smallest increases in new private sector jobs this year.
However their guesses turnout, it will have no effect on the tight labor market. If anything, a report last week from the global consulting firm Gartner suggests hiring is about to get even more difficult. Gartner's Q2 ...
Pay Is Banking's Biggest Recruiting ChallengeRead the rest of this entry »
Banks are having a difficult time attracting and keeping younger workers, yet close to three-quarters of them have no strategy for recruiting them.
That's one of the key findings of this year's Bank Compensation and Benefits Survey from the accounting and consulting firm Crowe Global. Of the 778 financial institutions taking part in the survey, 56% admitted retaining younger workers was at least somewhat challenging. But only 14% said they ...
Survey Finds a Global Accounting Change Is OccurringRead the rest of this entry »
Driven by market demands, digitalization and generational shifts, a cultural change in accounting is occurring worldwide.
"We see evidence that a majority of professionals are actively and extensively examining not only what's being offered today to customers, but also the processes and structures behind running their practice," writes Jennifer Warawa, EVP of Partners, Accountants and Alliances with the accounting services firm Sage.
In her foreword to the recently released Practice ...
Accounting Grad Hiring, Enrollment DeclinesRead the rest of this entry »
"Increased demand for technology skills is shifting the accounting firm hiring model," says the CEO of the AICPA. "This is leading to more non-accounting graduates being hired, particularly in the audit function."
The organization released its annual Trends Report yesterday. It shows an 11% decline in the hiring of new accounting graduates, while firms have increased their hiring of non-accountants by the same percentage. Some of the increase in non-accountants ...