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data analytics will help prevent future pandemics

Every day in the news we see the Johns Hopkins University count by country and by state of coronavirus cases as well as their interactive map which offers a global view of the pandemic.  Data visualization is helping to tell the coronavirus story and reveal big data insights. On December 21, 2019, an Artificial Intelligence… Read more »

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pay cut

Annual reviews have just been completed and your raise was paltry at best.  Why didn’t you get the raise you wanted?  What can you do to address it today and for the future? Ask Did you ask for a raise?  Did you question the raise your supervisor gave you?  Don’t assume they know what you… Read more »

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coronavirus vaccine that will be affordable for everyone

“We would want to ensure that we work to make it affordable, but we can’t control that price, because we need the private sector to invest.  Price controls won’t get us there,” so said Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary, in a congressional hearing on February 26 when asked whether a coronavirus vaccine that… Read more »

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supply chain during the coronavirus pandemic

“Interest in restaurants has fallen by 54% and for nightlife businesses by 69%,” according to Yelp’s Data Science Editor, Carl Bialik. “Pizzarias, (+44%), fast food restaurants (+64%), grocery stores (+160%) and fruits and veggies shops (+102%) are all grabbing a much bigger share of the pie,” he added.  Apptopia reported that March 15 set new… Read more »

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cinco de mayo

What holiday is celebrated far more enthusiastically in the United States than in Mexico? Cinco de Mayo or May 5.   Why don’t the Mexicans celebrate it? It is the celebration of an improbable Mexican military victory on May 5, 1862 against the French army led by Napoleon III.  It is called the Battle of… Read more »

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ideal salary

You love the job.  You love the people.  You love the product and the company.  You DON’T love your less than ideal salary.  You and your recruiter have done your best to change that salary but the company isn’t budging.  Are there other areas of the offer you can sweeten to make that less than… Read more »

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talent shortage

Manpower Group reports that 54% of companies experienced a talent shortage in 2019 – the highest in over a decade. Some of this talent shortage is due to workers not keeping up with changing skill sets and emerging technologies. A mismatch between available candidates and open positions. Some of this talent shortage is due to… Read more »

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robotic surgical training

“Robotics is the Wild West of surgical training,” says R. Douglas Murphy, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Even though the industry’s standard product, Intuitive’s daVinci Surgical System, received FDA approval in 1999, over twenty years ago, standardized training and unified credentialing for robotic surgery remains non-existent in the U.S.  What robotic… Read more »

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emerging jobs

LinkedIn produced a 2020 Search and Staffing U.S. Emerging Jobs Report recently. They came up with some interesting findings from looking at the last five years of Linkedin.com members with full time positions within the U.S. They were able to calculate the compound annual growth rate of each job and rank the top 15.  … Read more »