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A Mean Flu Season Swings A Spotlight on Vaccines

2018-04-03

IAVIReport: As this particularly severe flu season winds down in the Northern hemisphere, parents, doctors, and scientists are once again reminded just how serious this bug can be. Imagine it 50 million times worse. It was once so: this year marks the centennial anniversary of the H1N1 Spanish flu pandemic, which lasted from January 1918 to December 1920. That flu infected 500 million people and killed more people in a single year than in four years during the worst outbreak of the Plague. While public health officials are rattled by this flu season, they remain haunted by the specter of another pandemic. It is not a matter of if another pandemic will strike, but when, and how ready we can be.

How Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Turned a Real Estate Site Into One Of The World's Hottest Mobile Apps

2018-04-03

Forbes: When Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow Group, watched Steve Jobs reveal that Apple would allow outside apps to run on the iPhone, he rushed out of his office telling his team they needed to shift their entire strategy to mobile. A few years later, Jobs would show off the Zillow app onstage at the Worldwide Developer Conference. On this episode of The Forbes Interview podcast, hear why Rascoff bet the entire company on the iPhone, his strategy for turning Zillow into one of the most popular apps around, and learn about the latest trends in the trillion-dollar real estate biz.

Beyond staff satisfaction, Glassdoor ratings are correlated to company performance

2018-03-29

Quartz at Work: New research shows that there’s a strong link between the rating a firm receives from current employees on review site Glassdoor and the group’s performance. The study “Employee Satisfaction and Corporate Performance in the UK” was conducted by Norwich Business School in East Anglia, UK and was commissioned by Glassdoor—one of the world’s largest recruitment sites. The results showed that companies which garnered a higher score by their current employees in terms of satisfaction achieved “superior profitability compared to those rated lower.” In fact, the return of a stock portfolio for the top 25% rated companies in the UK Glassdoor sample showed that over a four-year period, the group of companies earned significantly higher returns than expected, according to standard asset pricing models.

CMOs, CDMOs give company updates at DCAT Week: Acquisitions, expansions on all sides

2018-03-29

Outsourcing-Pharma.com: At DCAT Week, contract manufacturing and development companies from across the globe shared updates and news – from multi-million dollar investments to new business structures and areas of focus. Lonza had its best year in corporate history in 2017, said Joseph Colleluroi, vice president, commercial development, Lonza Pharma and Biotech. With the purchase of Capsugel, Lonza acquired 15 new sites and more than 3,500 new people. “All activities have now been brought into the fold,” said Colleluroi, adding that the company will continue to grow organically and through acquisitions.

Instead of guns, some teachers ask for more resources to keep schools safe

2018-03-28

Education Dive:  As students contemplate whether or not to risk unexcused absences, suspensions or other consequences if they participate in  advocating for gun control, some teachers are taking the opportunity to draw attention to the resources that they think would allow them to better serve students. 

Glassdoor Shifts Focus as Employers Push Hunt for Star Workers

2018-03-05

Bloomberg BNA: "Glassdoor is shifting from a platform for workers to review companies to an active recruiting site. Why? Organizations are increasingly realizing employees are their most valuable asset and are seeking ways to find the best ones. The war for talent is driving businesses to change how they approach recruiting because there is a relatively small pool of exceptional workers who can transform a business, Robert Hohman, chief executive officer of Glassdoor, told Bloomberg Law in an interview at the company’s headquarters in Sausalito, Calif., Feb. 26. “Employers are the ones who are on their back heel now, and they’re having to define who they are, what they stand for, why someone should want to join them, and they want to differentiate themselves.”