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continuing talent acquisition during a recession

We may not know when this pandemic will end or when a vaccine will be available, but we do know some things. We know we are in a recession now. We know many people have lost their jobs and want a new one. As Talent Acquisition professionals we know there are things that we can… Read more »

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diversity in the pharmaceutical industry

Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians, reported Stephanie Overby in her blog on CMO.com. Overby goes on to say that organizations with inclusive cultures were six times more likely to be innovative and agile, eight times more likely… Read more »

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white-collar hiring

As we have reported in the past, Labor Day typically signals a return to active recruiting and white-collar hiring after the August vacations. But the core unemployment rate keeps rising for workers with a bachelor’s degree, by 1.7%, versus .7% for those with a high school degree or less says Politico.com . Job postings for… Read more »

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MSL Strategic Plan

One of the bright lights to come out of the darkness of the Covid-19 Pandemic are the Friday weekly webinars from the MSL Society. I put out summary notes from a previous webinar about How MSLs are Coping with the Pandemic because I thought the content was so compelling. Here I am back to the… Read more »

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becoming an actuary

Are you deciding on your college career path? Are you thinking the pandemic offers you an opportunity to change career direction? You should consider an actuarial career path. Here is the why and how of becoming an actuary. Why Becoming an Actuary is Worth It Between 2018 and 2028 the Bureau of Labor Statistics says… Read more »

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commercial analytics evolution

Sometimes previous blogs just keep cropping up as interesting and relevant.  Our blog on pharmaceutical commercial analytics evolution keeps coming to the top of the feed.  Here it is, slightly refreshed, for your reading pleasure. Commercial Analytics Evolution – Past Rely on prescription data to assess the value of a brand. Rely on drug distribution… Read more »

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user experience research

“Crafting a user experience without user research is basically educated guesswork,” says Jonathan Deesing of Cvent. Often companies feel user research is a department that costs extra money and slows development timelines for results that have a mysterious, undefined value. New products have to get designed and built but user research isn’t a necessity. Here… Read more »

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machine learning replacing actuaries

“Moore’s law predicts the exponential increase of processing power of computers. Metcalf’s law talks about the value of a network increases proportionally to the number of connected users to the system. Kryder’s law looks into storage expansion.” Mahesh Kashyap’s blog says all of these laws are great news for actuarial science as they will have… Read more »

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biopharma sales rep

More than 100 people contracted COVID-19 at a Biogen management meeting in February of 2020 sparking the spread of the virus in Massachusetts. Amarin, Amgen and Merck announced their plans to halt in-person sales interactions shortly thereafter and most other biopharma companies followed suit. The pandemic has changed the biopharma sales rep role through the… Read more »

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data science 2020

Leaders across multiple industries struggle with getting value from data science 2020 projects. Gartner Group research says 85% of big data projects fail. A 2019 survey by Dimensional Research said 96% of companies struggle with artificial intelligence and machine learning. There seems to be a fundamental disconnect between data science teams and business users. What… Read more »