Happy 4th of July

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Wishing you a Safe and Happy 4th of July From the 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 &… Read more »

Preparing for the Return of the In-Person Interview

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In-person interview

Yes, it is a candidate’s job market, but with 75% of managers preferring some type of in-person work environment, according to a Goodhire.com survey of 3500 managers, companies are starting to utilize the in-person interview again. Here are some tips on navigating the minefield of vaccination policies, remote/hybrid/in-office preferences and communication expertise questions for the… Read more »

Real-World Data vs. Clinical Trial Data

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Real-world data

Clinical trial data remains the ‘gold standard’ for demonstrating the effectiveness of an intervention and seeking regulatory approval. But in October 2021 the FDA conceded that the health care community uses real-world data to support expanded coverage decisions and to develop guidelines and decision support tools for use in clinical practice. It acknowledged that real-world… Read more »

Best States for Remote Work

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best states for remote work

With 20% of all professional jobs remote as of the beginning of 2022 and more than a third of households teleworking more frequently than before the pandemic, assessing where one should work has become an interesting choice. CNBC and WalletHub have both done a “10 Best States for Remote Work” that couldn’t be more different…. Read more »

The Importance of Empathy in Market Research

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empathy in market research

Market Researchers are almost 100% focused on understanding people, but the pressure to meet objectives and get answers sometimes pushes empathy aside. Empathy in market research requires understanding what people like, what they don’t like, but especially what they wish for and fulfilling those unmet needs. Here are five ways to practice better empathy in… Read more »

What is Enough PTO?

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What is Enough PTO?

According to the human resources professional accreditation association, SHRM, the average number of annual vacation days varies from 8-22, sick days from 7-19 with a pretty standard 4 personal days and 8 paid holidays. Over 40% of employers have moved to a PTO plan versus this detailed breakdown of time off. What are the pros… Read more »

SQL for Data Science – Often a Minimum Requirement

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SQL for data science

Of the 32,000 jobs on Indeed in early 2021 with data in the title, 43% wanted SQL skills. In 2017 the level of demand for SQL in data jobs was 36%. So even though SQL has been around since 1970 demand is increasing! Why is SQL for data science often a minimum requirement? SQL is… Read more »

Personal Brand – Believe it or Not, You Need One

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Personal Brand

According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey 70% of employers screen candidates by checking their social media and 43% use it to check on current employees. Building a personal brand is important in a job search but also according to Harvard Business Review to “define the distinctive value that you bring to your career.” It gives… Read more »

Does 8% Inflation Translate to an 8% Pay Raise?

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8% pay raise

Inflation of 7.9% is at a 40 year high. We are in the midst of “The Great Resignation” and it is a job seeker’s market characterized by more jobs than workers. Employees going through annual reviews and job seekers looking for strong offers believe they can ask for an 8% pay raise or even more… Read more »

How Should Remote Employee Salaries be Set?

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Remote Employee Salaries

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that many of today’s professionals can do just fine working from home. At first the idea that employees wouldn’t be coming into a centralized location caused many employers to shudder in dread. But one day people who had been working in their offices suddenly were connecting… Read more »