How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Became a National Holiday

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Dr. Martin Luther King National Holiday

The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on the third Monday in January honors the legacy of Dr. King, focuses attention on civil rights, highlights the use of nonviolence to promote change, and calls people into public service.  It wasn’t an easy path creating the first federal holiday for the birth of a… Read more »

Happy New Year

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Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year from Smith Hanley Associates Pharmaceutical Commercial Analytics Eda Zullo, ezullo@smithhanley.com Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management Nihar Parikh, nparikh@smithhanley.com Pharmaceutical Sales Nancy Ragonese, nragonese@smithhanley.com Data Science & Analytics Paul Chatlos, pchatlos@smithhanley.com   Nancy Darian, ndarian@smithhanley.com Actuarial Science Rory Hauser, rhauser@smithhanley.com Market Research & Consumer Insights Lindsey Bartlett, lbartlett@smithhanley.com… Read more »

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays from the Executive Recruiters at  Smith Hanley Associates Pharmaceutical Commercial Analytics Eda Zullo, ezullo@smithhanley.com Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management Nihar Parikh, nparikh@smithhanley.com Pharmaceutical Sales Nancy Ragonese, nragonese@smithhanley.com Data Science & Analytics Paul Chatlos, pchatlos@smithhanley.com   Nancy Darian, ndarian@smithhanley.com Actuarial Science Rory Hauser, rhauser@smithhanley.com Market Research & Consumer Insights Lindsey Bartlett, lbartlett@smithhanley.com   Daniel… Read more »

Industry vs. Consulting – Which is the right career path?

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Industry vs. Consulting

‘A year in consulting is worth two in industry,’ is one of the assumed truths about the choice between a career in industry vs. consulting. What are the pros and cons about this very important choice? Scope of Work Consulting has a wider scope of work because the core projects of a consulting company, efficiency and… Read more »

STEM Temporary Visa Program

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STEM Temporary VISA Program

The National Science Board reported in late January 2022 that international students on temporary visas account for more than half of U.S. doctoral degrees in the STEM fields of economics, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and statistics. During their first year in office the Biden Administration has made nearly 300 changes to the immigration system, some… Read more »

Fun Fact You Don’t Know about President’s Day

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President's Day

Our company holiday calendar and we bet yours says the third Monday in February is President’s Day. That is wrong! It is a federal holiday but the correct name is Washington’s Birthday. It was never renamed to President’s Day even though custom and veneration of Abraham Lincoln who was also born in February has evolved… Read more »

Why and How to Start a Career in Market Research

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career in market research

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts the demand for market research analysts from 2018 to 2028 to grow 20% – much faster than average job growth. This is after this job title experienced a 28% spike in employment opportunities from 2008 to 2018. That translated to 70K more jobs. Once you have… Read more »

Interviewing is like Dating?

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interviewing is like dating

“One classic mistake is when people give the impression that they just want a job, not this job or this company in particular,” Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse, says. “From a hiring manager’s perspective, you’re looking for someone who is excited about this role or this company. It’s kind of like dating. No one… Read more »

Cybersecurity Threat to Healthcare

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Cybersecurity threat to healthcare

A ransomware attack took down the UK’s National Health Service in 2017. This attack was a wake-up call to healthcare organizations around the world. As COVID-19 cases stretched and continue to stretch hospital capacity to the limit, we have a constant reminder of how critical our healthcare infrastructure is. How large is the cybersecurity threat… Read more »

Inflation and YOUR Homeowner and Car Insurance Premiums

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homeowner and car insurance premiums

Rising material costs also known as inflation, supply chain disruptions and climate change are combining to drive homeowner premiums up an average of 4% according to Triple-I, the Insurance Information Institute. The same economic impacts, except substitute driving habits for climate change, are raising car insurance premiums. Here is an explanation of what is driving… Read more »