4 Panel Interview No-no’s

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Panel Interview Support | Smith Hanley Associates

An efficiency method more and more companies are implementing is the panel interview. Multiple hiring managers and members of the staff get to hear the questions and answers put to the candidates. With the group already assembled, immediately after the interview they can debrief. Good for the company but requiring a higher level of skill… Read more »

Political Polls – What is going on?!

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We will know the real results tomorrow, but why are political polls getting such a bad rap in the last couple of years? It seems like everything comes down to technology and how it is changing our lives. In this case you can blame the change on mobile phones. Phone Use for Political Polls In… Read more »

Credit Card Crisis Looming?

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Credit Card Risk

Excessive subprime mortgage issuances were a fundamental cause of the 2008 economic crisis. Could excessive subprime credit card issuances lead us into another recession? Reuters reported that while big banks do not give clear figures on their profits from credit cards issued, “Executives say cards are among the most profitable of any business with returns… Read more »

10 Interview Day No-no’s

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Interviewing Tips and Strategies | Smith Hanley Associates

You didn’t get the job offer. Why? Perhaps you did one of the ten no-no’s below. Use this checklist for easy things NOT TO DO on your next interview. 1. Fail to research the company. At a minimum review the backgrounds of the interviewers on LinkedIn BEFORE your interview day. Googling the company or reading… Read more »

14.5% (!)Premium Increase for Workman’s Compensation Policies

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Increase for Workman's Compensation Policies

    “Unfortunately, the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling is not about safety or protecting workers. The effect of the Castellanos decision is to raise costs for no other reason than so plaintiff trial lawyers can raise fees, “ said Mark Wilson, the Florida Chamber of Commerce President. Rulings at the Florida Supreme Court in Castellanos… Read more »

3 Ways for Pharma Sales Reps to Manage Physician’s Closed Doors

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What was a pivotal statistic for pharma sales reps in 2015? According to a report put out by ZS Associates the number of physicians who limit in-person access to pharma sales reps crossed the halfway point in 2015, or 53% of doctors are closing the door to visiting reps. Why are physician’s doors closing? Integrated… Read more »

ROI of Engaging a Retained Search Recruiter

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There is perception out there that the practice of retaining an Executive Retained Search company is for hiring in C-Suite and mostly by Fortune 100 companies. Most worry about the risk of paying an advance retainer just in case the recruiting company does not deliver. Others feel they lose something if they do an exclusive… Read more »

Research Supplier – 5 Steps to Stay On Top!

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Research Supplier | Smith Hanley Associates

Quirk’s 2016 Corporate Research Report states: Quirk’s also quoted a common buyer of research supplier services concern: “I want research that is customized to my specific product category and business needs—I don’t want suppliers to force a cookie-cutter approach. I want a final report that contains a clearly-written story with implications and recommendations. I spend… Read more »

Basel IV – Are More Regulations on the Way?

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Banking Regulations | Smith Hanley Associates

What can the banking industry expect with the new regulations coming out of Basel? History 2004 Basel II 2008 – 2009 The Financial Crisis!!!!!! 2014 Basel III  (Better known as the Revised Securitization Framework) Formalization of a series of reforms that were implemented after the financial crisis to determine the relevant amount of regulatory capital… Read more »