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actuaries vs IT

“Your data is only as good as its strategy,” so says Competing on Analytics author and professor, Tom Davenport. Every company has troves of data but not very many have agreed on what to do with it or how to operationalize it. Companies are data-rich but information poor. What is keeping actuaries from a successful… Read more »

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data scientist best practices

In a 2019 survey conducted by LinkedIn, 91% of talent acquisition professionals felt soft skills are the most important trend in career development. The top five soft skills in demand relative to supply are: Creativity, Persuasion, Collaboration, Adaptability and Time Management. Data Scientists under perform in their jobs by not excelling at these same five… Read more »

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hiring process

Why do you need a faster hiring process? Hiring Costs The longer a position is open the more expenditures occur in the hiring process for advertising and personnel time. Time to process resumes, time to phone interview, time for in-person interviews, cost of bringing people in for interviews and most importantly the cost of work… Read more »

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Happy 39th Birthday

Executive Recruiters’ Smith Hanley Associates History   March 1, 1980 Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grads, Brant Smith and Tom Hanley, partner to form Smith Hanley Associates.  They open their first office in New York City. 1984 Rick Wastrom joins Smith Hanley Associates to assist in the development of a Quantitative Analyst recruiting practice and lays the groundwork for Smith Hanley’s… Read more »

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visas and higher education

Brook Larmer of the New York Times reported 1.1 million international students attended American colleges and universities in 2017, generating $42.4 billion in export revenue. This was a $34.2 billion surplus in education over Americans studying abroad.   It is estimated that students from abroad created or sustained more than 455,000 jobs in the U.S…. Read more »

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Publix

Congratulations to our client, Publix Super Markets, Inc., for being #12 on Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work 2019!  In 2018 Publix was #2 in Best Workplaces in Retail and #3 in Best Workplaces for Diversity. Almost 90% of Publix employees say it is a great place to work.   Publix has more than 1200… Read more »

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Happy Valentine's Day

Do you have the perfect match at work with your role and with your employer?  Find your best match through the Recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates.  Also, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine's Day packages

$19.6 billion will be spent on Valentine’s Day. Individual consumers will spend an average of $143.56. 55% of the population will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. So reports the National Retail Federation (NRF) in their annual survey of over 7000 consumers. Why? Since retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer at 42 million working Americans… Read more »