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 »

Will Pharma Industry Employees be Full Remote, Hybrid or Full Office?

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full remote, hybrid or full office

The general consensus is the decision by the pharma industry to be full remote, hybrid or full office is being driven by COVID-19. Yes, this has caused an evolving experience and attitude by employers but improved technology and the globalization of the industry have played a part. Of course, the candidate-driven job market and the… Read more »

AI4SG – Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

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AI4SG

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) created Artificial Intelligence for Social Good or AI4SG as an emerging topic at their annual conference in 2019. Why is it emerging? AI has gotten so much negative press. It controls what we see and possibly what we think through social media like Facebook and Instagram,… Read more »

Why so many conversations about pay?

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conversations about pay

A 2018 survey from Capital Group found “salary or household income” to be Americans’ top conversational taboo, ahead of “marriage problems, mental illness, drug addiction, race, sex, politics and religion.” Why then does it seem like we are having more conversations about pay than ever before? $15 Minimum Wage This may seem like a strange… Read more »