Posts tagged with 'survey'
Family Doctors Are In Demand EverywhereRead the rest of this entry »
Family physicians are the most recruited of all doctors. The demand for these family practitioners is expected to grow by 10%, second only to psychiatrists. Yet those who practice family medicine have seen their average pay decrease, making these doctors among the lowest paid of all medical specialties.
These aren’t new revelations, but they stand out starkly in the just released Physician Compensation Report from Physicians Thrive, a financial advisory …
Accountants Worry If They Have the Skills For a Post COVID WorldRead the rest of this entry »
Corporate accountants say the global pandemic has caused them to shift work priorities and forgo pay or bonuses – sometimes both – as they wonder how relevant their existing skills will be in a post-COVID world.
These are among the findings of a five country survey of finance professionals conducted by the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA). The organization set out to learn how the pandemic has affected the business …
Nobody’s A Secretary AnymoreRead the rest of this entry »
Call them an executive assistant or an administrative coordinator, office manager, office assistant or one of the other dozens of titles administrative professionals go by, just don’t call them a secretary.
A survey of 6,050 admins conducted by the American Society of Administrative Professionals found fewer than 1% of these office workers hold that title. As the ASAP notes in its just released survey report, “In the mid- to …
Americans Give Nurses High Marks for EthicsRead the rest of this entry »
Americans give nurses their highest approval for honesty and ethics, rating them above every other profession in a recent Gallup survey that included doctors, school teachers, judges and clergy.
Conducted in December, Gallup found more Americans than ever say nurses have high or very high standards of honesty and ethics.
While nurses have been at the top of the ratings for 20 of the last 21 years, the COVID pandemic …
Accountants Growing More Optimistic About EconomyRead the rest of this entry »
Accounting professionals are feeling better than they have in months about the U.S. economy, but their outlook is still far more cautious than when the pandemic began.
The fourth quarter Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey showed 37% of the respondents expressed optimism about the economy, a 13 point increase from the Q3 survey.
Conducted every quarter by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the survey found the 740 …
How to Create Employee Surveys With Business ImpactRead the rest of this entry »
Surveys are as much a part of the human resources lifecycle as open enrollment and annual reviews. Unfortunately, so many surveys are little more than checklist exercises that rarely make a difference.
“Organizational surveys are at their best when they provide more insight than just the current state of engagement,” writes Dr. Sarah Johnson on TrainingMag. Yet too many surveys “do little to provide new insights or prompt the …
Skills Are HR’s Biggest Post-COVID PriorityRead the rest of this entry »
Driven by changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, human resources leaders have a full plate of priorities going into 2021. Topping their list is building the critical skills and competencies employees need to be successful at their job.
“Traditional ways of predicting skill needs aren’t working,” says the global research and consulting firm Gartner. “Employees need more skills for every job, and many of those skills are new.”
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Cost Drives Equity Fund Managers to Make ChangesRead the rest of this entry »
When managers of private equity funds changed service providers this year, cost, quality and increased portfolio complexity were typically behind the decision.
Preqin, a leading source of data and analytics about the alternative assets industry, says this year’s unusually challenging environment is prompting fund managers to more intensely evaluate their service providers. The relationship between cost and quality of service is being scrutinized especially closely.
“Managers,” Preqin comments, “Want service …
Patients Want More Access, Sharing of Medical RecordsRead the rest of this entry »
Americans want greater access to their medical records and support sharing their health information among all their healthcare providers.
By a 61% majority, the Pew Charitable Trusts found people want to be able to access and download their medical records to apps on mobile devices. An even larger 81% of the respondents to the Pew survey support sharing medical records among healthcare professionals caring for the same patient.
Though there’s …
Business Optimism Rising Among Finance LeadersRead the rest of this entry »
Rising from a virus-caused pessimism about the economy and their own business, finance leaders are beginning to feel more confident about the future.
The third quarter Economic Outlook Survey from the AICPA shows optimism rising strongly among CFOs, CEOs and controllers about most parts of their business, and especially about revenue and profits.
There’s also improvement from the second quarter survey about the US economy, though a deep worry still …