Posted

digital transformation in commercial pharma

The volume of data processed by pharmaceutical firms shows no sign of slowing down. Pharmaceutical companies are acting quickly to build core internal digital capabilities to transform research and development, manufacturing and the end user. How is digital transformation in commercial pharma most commonly occurring? Clinical Decision Support Pharma marketing used to be about educating… Read more »

Posted

Data coming in from the Internet of Things and advances in cloud computing have global data storage set to grow from 45 zettabytes to 175 zettabytes by 2025. This has led to demand for hiring data analysts that has shot through the roof, hockey stick growth, in the last five years. Yes, there is lots… Read more »

Posted

April Fools Day

In 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar it caused the New Year to be celebrated on January 1 versus the previous start of the New Year on the Spring Equinox. New Year celebrations had previously lasted from March 25 to April 1. It was a hard transition for some… Read more »

Posted

alternative actuarial careers

Those who decide to pursue actuarial careers reach that decision somewhere around their sophomore or junior year of college. They major in math or statistics and quickly realize that actuarial science is a great career path with plentiful job opportunities. They begin their job search by looking at large insurance companies and consulting firms. Firms… Read more »

Posted

actuarial interview tips

At the Quirk’s Event on February 23, Smith Hanley Associates‘ Market Research and Consumer Insights Executive Recruiters, Lindsey Bartlett and Daniel Wilberschied, gave a presentation on Confessions of a Headhunter.  One of the items mentioned in their talk was their Market Research Interview Preparation Sheet.  This blog summarizes the main points of that prep sheet. … Read more »

Posted

biostatistics career

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the statistician job will grow 33% from 2019 to 2029 – one of the top ten fastest growing jobs in the U.S. It is in the top five for highest median salary at $91,160. Add in that you will be working in public health and having a positive impact… Read more »

Posted

quit your job

Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to quit your job. No matter how bad the situation, with the exception of physical danger, exiting your job should be done in a way that you don’t burn bridges and you keep the respect of your former supervisor and associates. First, make sure you… Read more »

Posted

Happy 40th Birthday

Join us in declaring a Happy 41st Birthday for Smith Hanley Associates. It’s appropriate that our birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day.  Our founder, Tom Hanley, had his genealogy done and found out he is 96% Irish. Longevity and consistency are adjectives to describe Smith Hanley. Our average employee tenure is 13 1/2 years with… Read more »

Posted

data sciene interview preparation

Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Data science interview preparation is often very strong when questions center on statistical and technology skills but often falls apart in the ‘sell’ of soft skills. “Soft skills woven into the story of your work experience is often what makes the difference in… Read more »

Posted

pi day

Pi Day is celebrated on 3/14 because those are the first three numbers of the infinite string of numbers that make up Pi, 3.14. The Greek letter Pi is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The number Pi is extremely useful to engineers and scientists when solving… Read more »