Posts tagged with 'trends'
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 ...
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 ...
Ideas That May Shape the Decade AheadRead the rest of this entry »
New Year's Day next week won't mark just the end of an old year and the start of a new one. It's also the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century.
What does the coming decade have in store? Fortune's editors asked 25 of the "sharpest minds to weigh in on the epic, disruptive, thrilling, terrifying, and fascinating ideas that will mold the next decade." The group includes ...
Job Growth 'Slow, But Steady'Read the rest of this entry »
Solid, but slow job growth through the end of the year, is the prediction of the non-profit business group, The Conference Board.
The Board released its monthly Employment Trends Index Monday, which showed a rise of 1.68 from June's 109.3 reading. The Index now stands at 110.98.
“The Employment Trends Index increased in July but continues to hover around a flat trend since the summer of 2018,” said Gad Levanon, ...
Employers Will Get Serious About Health Care Costs In 2019Read the rest of this entry »
Last month, we blogged about the broad trends the healthcare industry will contend with in 2019. These include the accelerating shift to value-based care, predictive analytics and big data and the emergence of Asia as a center of innovation.
But there are trends and changes that will directly impact employers and their employees.
Employee Benefit News says 2019 will be the year employers flex their muscle either alone -- if ...
Ahead for Accounting: Automation, Competition and DisruptionRead the rest of this entry »
Accountants who read our blog post this week about what 2019 holds for the healthcare industry will notice some of the same themes in today's post about the trends the accounting profession will see next year. Automation, analytics, blockchain and continued disruption to accounting's traditional business model are in the profession's future, just as they are for healthcare, different forms, of course.
Writing on CPA Practice Advisor, accounting consultant ...
8 Predictions for Healthcare In 2019Read the rest of this entry »
What's ahead for the healthcare industry in 2019?
A Frost & Sullivan look ahead offers a mix of the predictable -- AI continues to make inroads -- and the surprising -- healthcare will become an important vertical in voice applications.
Writing in Forbes, Reenita Das, a partner and VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Frost & Sullivan, makes 8 healthcare predictions for next year, with the most far-reaching ...
Gartner's 10 Tech TrendsRead the rest of this entry »
In one way or another, artificial intelligence and automation will dominate nearly everything in tech next year.
At its annual conference last month, global research firm Gartner detailed 10 key tech trends it expects will have "substantial disruptive potential." Some of these, like drones and self-driving cars, which the firm lists under the heading "Autonomous Things," are familiar. "Quantum Computing," on the other hand, still seems like science fiction, though ...
It's a Pivotal Time For Human ResourcesRead the rest of this entry »
Human resources professionals are finally sitting at executive tables all across the country. Now they need to take advantage of their new found influence to cement their position and deliver results.
That message was delivered loud and clear at the annual conference of the Society of Human Resource Management in Chicago this week. In his opening address Sunday, SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. said, “You can’t ...
Worker Shortages and Business Growth Is Driving Demand For Accounting TempsRead the rest of this entry »
A shortage of workers and increases in business spending are driving up the demand for temporary accounting and finance professionals.
A report from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) forecasts a 4% rise this year in US revenue for accounting and finance staffing to $8.4 billion. A confluence of factors is driving the growth. The increase in business spending is creating a rising demand for back-office support and financial planning and analysis. ...