How The Trump Administration’s Treasury Executive Order Will Affect The Financial/Banking Industry in 2017

  In speeches on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump promised to dismantle much of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On February 3, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Treasury Department to make legislative recommendations for reform within 120 days. The order also delays implementation of the fiduciary…

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Part 3: Recruiting Quality Patient Volunteers For Medical Research

In Part 3: Recruiting Quality Patient Volunteers For Medical Research, we’re going to discuss marketing strategies that work. Leveraging Social Media To Recruit Volunteers. It has been reported that researchers spend nearly a third of their time on recruitment and enrollment. Yet, studies show that more than 70% of all nationwide trials fail to recruit enough volunteers for their projects….

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Part 2: Recruiting Quality Patient Volunteers For Medical Research

In Part 2: Recruiting Quality Patient Volunteers For Medical Research, we’re going to discuss the topic of payments and its relevance to the recruitment effort. FDA Policy On Payments. The FDA is committed to the welfare of subject volunteers in clinical trials. As has already been stated, many participants are willing to expose themselves to great risk in…

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The Next Big Milestone in Accounting And Finance: Artificial Intelligence

For the past few decades, there has been a fairly consistent flow of books, movies, articles, editorials, blog posts, cartoons and more showing a bleak future for just about every profession. They all say the same thing: computers are going to take over. They can do things better and faster. And that last bit is…

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Part 1: Recruiting Quality Patient Volunteers for Medical Research

Subject recruitment is an often overlooked element of a successful research study. Failure to recruit sufficient participants can be very disruptive to the study timeline, and in some cases, can be the reason for ending the trial. Recruiting quality volunteers is not easy, because some stereotypes are true for a reason. Patients who tend to…

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Three Surprising Things About 2017 Healthcare Staffing Trends

As America navigates political change, many experts are preparing for corresponding adjustments within the health-care industry. Although there is much confusion about how a Trump administration will implement an ACA (Affordable Care Act) repeal, it’s safe to say that any new changes will affect employment levels among nurses, doctors, phlebotomists, and medical assistants. Today, we’ll…

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It’s a Pain in the . . . But the Most Effective Way to Land Your Next Job Is Networking!

Even extroverts will admit that networking can be challenging — simply because it requires continuous work and effort. What is networking? I define it as creating a group of acquaintances and associates who communicate regularly for everyone’s mutual benefit. A network can include almost anyone — family, friends, past acquaintances, current colleagues, and potential colleagues…

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A Long Response Time Really Cracks My Brain

When something nonsensical happens, something I can’t understand no matter how hard I try, I often say it “cracks my brain.” Do you know this feeling? Lately, what cracks my brain more and more are candidates who don’t respond to expressions of interest about a job opening. Or I should say, candidates do respond, but…

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Yes! Let’s Build That Wall . . . And Get Mexico To Pay For It!

Okay, now that I have your attention . . . I want to talk about the issue of chasing higher pay versus staying with one company in the early years of your career. (Sorry, folks, this has absolutely nothing to do with Mexico.) I recently received a response from a candidate that said, “$100k jobs…

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Hiding Dates Can’t Hide Your Age…

I often notice on the resumes of candidates who have fifteen or more years of work experience that the dates are missing. Right away, I wonder, why are they missing? Frankly, what I guess is that the candidate must have been at least a teenager when the Brady Bunch originally aired. They are hiding their…

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