Technology to the Rescue for Middle ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
If you hire people, but only after you get permission. If you have to enforce policies you didn't make, and when you go to discipline those who ignore those policies you're told you can't. If you spend more time in meetings with other managers than in meetings with your staff, you are a middle manager and among the unhappiest of workers in the company.
Who says? Studies ...
Celebrate Einstein's Birthday With PiRead the rest of this entry »
If you love pizza, pie or math, rejoice because it's National Pi Day.
Without getting all arithmeticky on you, March 14 is pi day because when you write the date as 3.14 it's the same as what you get (approximately) when you divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter. Not that most of us have done this since high school geometry. BTW, we said approximately ...
Survey Finds Big Differences Among Tech Teams, ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
A new survey by the tech site GitHub found striking differences between high performing development teams and their less well performing counterparts.
By substantial margins, those on high performing teams, which GitHub's GitLab defines as those that deploy their code on demand, multiple times per day, and spend 50% or more of their time on new work, say project expectations are set in advance, deadlines are realistic and they ...
Proofread the Way the Pros DoRead the rest of this entry »
When a sloppy resume can lose a candidate a job interview and a single spelling error can cost an online business a sale, proofreading what you write has to be a must. But even then, it's easy to miss something; our brains can skip past mistakes because we think we were right the first time. And while spell check can help, it won't catch typos like "he" instead ...
One Approach to Making Clinical Trials More Patient FriendlyRead the rest of this entry »
When three-quarters of clinical trial staff report missing patient enrollment targets up to 25% of the time, there's a problem.
The pharmaceutical and biotech firms that sponsor most of the clinical trials in the US each year spend some $40 billion on research annually. No surprise they want their trials to begin and move along expeditiously, since each day a drug development program is delayed means a potential loss ...
Attend Tech Bootcamp, Get a 50%+ Pay BoostRead the rest of this entry »
Learning to code can net you a better than 50% jump in pay, says a new report from Coding Dojo, the tech bootcamp for aspiring software developers.
Students with a bachelor's degree or higher who graduated from Coding Dojo saw an average salary increase of 58%. For those who only had a high school or GED, the increase was a stunning 117% in earning.
“Learning to code can be ...
Why Choose Accounting?Read the rest of this entry »
With the number of millennials and now Gen Z enrolling in accounting programs in US universities and colleges continuing to grow, one obvious question is what makes the profession so enticing.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has an answer:
"Young finance professionals... are attracted to the profession’s promise of a long-term career with opportunities for developing wide-ranging skills."
Money and prestige -- particularly for those at top firms worldwide ...
Consensus, Collaboration and Passion May Not Be So ImportantRead the rest of this entry »
What's better than having your team strive for consensus on important issues? Would you believe a good fight?
Pursuing consensus for its own sake is nowhere near as productive as embracing a robust discussion, even to the extent of a heated debate, some new research indicates. Consensus leads to group think. A free-ranging debate, on the other hand, results in a better, more creative and ultimately more effective resolution ...
Thank You For Being A Great Green Key Resources Team!Read the rest of this entry »
It's Employee Appreciation Day and no one is more appreciated than our team here at Green Key Resources!
We appreciate you every day for your hard work, dedication and loyalty. Your unwavering commitment to our firm continues to show in our growth and successes!
Thank you for all you do!
10 Ways to Instantly Kill Your Job ChancesRead the rest of this entry »
How many ways are there to botch an interview? At least 20, reports a CareerBuilder survey of hiring and HR managers. 10 of them will instantly disqualify a person, while the other 10 could cause a prospect to lose out on an offer.
Of the 1,014 respondents, 49% of the hiring managers and HR professionals said they can tell within the first five minutes of an interview if a ...