PMSA 2017 – Discover the Magic Recap

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PMSA 2017 was held last week in Orlando with a theme of Discover the Magic. It was a terrific conference with over 300 analytic professionals in attendance. If you aren’t familiar with the PMSA (Pharmaceutical Management Science Association) and work in analytics in the health care industry, you are missing out on a great resource… Read more »

Risk Analytics Could Grow by 14%

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Risk analytics has been highly utilized in the financial services sector for some time but it is becoming increasingly popular among every other corporate sector. SBWire reports, “new developments in the risk analytics are transforming the market and enhancing its capability.” This includes the use of real time risk analytics solutions to examine and calculate… Read more »

The Top 7 Actuarial Industry Disruptors for 2017

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The actuarial recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates would like to share our view of the 7 Key Industry Disrupters that actuaries must pay close attention to in 2017. In the ever evolving, ever more complex insurance environment, here is what to watch out for.   1. Smart Cars For everyone that attended this years Annual… Read more »

6 Things Market Research Job Searchers Are Asking For

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There are many pieces to the market researcher’s career puzzle.  Here are the six trends we have seen candidates focusing on during their job search over the past year.   6. Industry When asked if they would be interested in working in a new industry the majority of candidates say yes. There are many commonalities… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Analytics: 2017 Trends and Salary Scale

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Smith Hanley Associates‘ Pharmaceutical Recruiters thank you for your business in 2016 and look forward to working with you in 2017. Reviewing 2016 and making some predictions for 2017, along with our ever-popular salary scale, gets us ready for the New Year. We hope you find it useful as well. All the best for 2017!… Read more »

14.5% (!)Premium Increase for Workman’s Compensation Policies

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Increase for Workman's Compensation Policies

  “Unfortunately, the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling is not about safety or protecting workers. The effect of the Castellanos decision is to raise costs for no other reason than so plaintiff trial lawyers can raise fees, “ said Mark Wilson, the Florida Chamber of Commerce President. Rulings at the Florida Supreme Court in Castellanos versus… Read more »

ROI of Engaging a Retained Search Recruiter

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There is perception out there that the practice of retaining an Executive Retained Search company is for hiring in C-Suite and mostly by Fortune 100 companies. Most worry about the risk of paying an advance retainer just in case the recruiting company does not deliver. Others feel they lose something if they do an exclusive… Read more »

Research Supplier – 5 Steps to Stay On Top!

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Research Supplier | Smith Hanley Associates

Quirk’s 2016 Corporate Research Report states: Quirk’s also quoted a common buyer of research supplier services concern: “I want research that is customized to my specific product category and business needs—I don’t want suppliers to force a cookie-cutter approach. I want a final report that contains a clearly-written story with implications and recommendations. I spend… Read more »

How Does Labor Day Affect Hiring?

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Labor Day Hiring Boost | Smith Hanley Associates

Whether you see Labor Day as the end of summer, a time for great back to school sales or as it’s true history as a celebration of labor and the U.S. workforce, it is a significant signpost for hiring. As you would expect, hiring managers and human resource professionals come back from their August vacations… Read more »

Disruption – The New Normal

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“Disruption is the new normal,” Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP founder and chairman, said recently at Consumer Goods Forum. And in this “disruptive world”, Sorrell explained that disruption was not just about the getting used to sharing low growth economies; but about robotics, 3D printing, even flying cars. Did you know that Google founder Larry Page… Read more »