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There are so many different types of interviews. There is the standard type of talking across the desk, the lunch interview, the panel interview or one that is conducted over the phone. Don’t take this time with human resources or the hiring manager for granted. Smith Hanley Associates’ Market Research Executive Recruiter, Lindsey Bartlett, has… Read more »

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“I am certain that personalized marketing to our customers is just around the corner. Machine learning will enable us to take concepts developed by companies like Google and Netflix and translate them into models appropriate in pharma.” This is a prediction from Gellert Toth, Senior Director, Advanced Analytics, Sanofi US, in the PMSA member spotlight… Read more »

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While I was out to lunch yesterday I received a voice mail from a recruiter who was very impressed with my actuarial background specifically within the Medicare advantage space. He had a career opportunity for me that he wanted to discuss. Considering the fact that I  am a headhunter without actuarial work experience, it was… Read more »

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The American Statistical Association (ASA) has historically served the academic and biostatistical market place better than the non-pharmaceutical non-academic world. Recently they have made great strides in reaching out to broader users of statistical techniques. The Data Science juggernaut has probably been a significant influencer on that effort. The ASA’s Symposium on Data Science and… Read more »

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The only opinion that matters in the decision of which resume format to use is what the person or system you are sending the resume to wants. Almost always the answer is Word. The reason? The prevalence of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Companies large and small use some form of an ATS. Large companies may… Read more »

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In a Forrester Research study called “Balance Self-Service Analytics and Governance to Achieve Business Success” they point out that powerful analytics tools have become visual, accessible and user friendly. In this environment of self-service analytics and data discovery employees can quickly derive greater insight into business performance on their own. Business people no longer want… Read more »

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Ever heard of a protection gap? It is the difference between total economic losses and insured losses. Maurice Tulloch, Chairman of Global General Insurance at Aviva and Chairman of ClimateWise, says finding a way to provide insurance for the most vulnerable assets in society is crucial if the insurance sector will remain a respected industry… Read more »

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The success rate of counteroffers in large organizations is less than 20%. A counteroffer could provide a temporary spike in an employee’s level of motivation, but it is not sustainable and their motivation will typically fall back to their earlier unhappy level in a matter of weeks. Counteroffers have proven to be more of a… Read more »

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Rexer Analytics has spent a decade surveying analytic professionals.  They will be presenting their 2017 survey highlights at the DMA (Data and Marketing Association) Analytics Community Monthly Webinar Series on March 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST.  Register here.  It will be informative and it is FREE!  Here is a sneak peak at some… Read more »