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What I’ve Learned From Our 15 Acquisitions

2019-01-09

Medium: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be a terrific accelerant, allowing a business to accomplish something it could do on its own, but that may have taken years, writes Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group. While M&A can be a huge boost to your ambitions, getting it right is complex. No matter how well executed, M&A is challenging — from the lawyers and regulatory reviews to integrating cultures and working toward a shared mission. Nearly all of our 15 acquisitions have propelled our business forward, and I’ve learned a ton along the way that guides our approach to M&A today.

Why the increase in the unemployment rate in December is good news for the economy

2019-01-04

MarketWatch: The economy can always count on recent high-school or college graduates to enter the labor force, but a strong job market is more likely to entice moms at home, retired people or even those who’ve been receiving disability payments to return to work. “They see a strong economy, and over the holidays it pulls people in,” said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist of Glassdoor, a labor-market research firm.

Facebook no longer the top place to work in America

2018-12-05

CBS MoneyWatch:  A year ago, Facebook touted its ranking as the top employer in the U.S. by employment site Glassdoor. How things have changed in 2018. A year later, Facebook has slid to No. 7 on Glassdoor's annual ranking of employers, which is based on thousands of employee reviews of senior management, compensation and other workplace concerns. Several employers including In-And-Out Burger pulled ahead of the social media giant, Glassdoor said.

Here Are The Best Places To Work In Canada In 2019, According To Glassdoor

2018-12-05

HuffPost Canada:  If your 2019 resolutions include getting a new job, you'll want to consider companies where the employees themselves are happy overall. Employer review site Glassdoor has released its list of the 25 best places to work in Canada, for businesses with 1,000 employees or more. The companies hail from a wide range of industries, including the retail, technology, health care, restaurant and finance sectors.

‘Colour is crucial’: Capsule choice more than a brand statement

2018-12-03

in-PharmaTechnologist:  The colour of a capsule can play an important role in the safety of a product and provide consumers with intuitive information for dosage, according to Nicolas Madit of Lonza. It could be seen as a minor aspect of the drug development process, given the time and expense that goes into the discovery of a drug that is effective for a particular condition, bu thte choice of colour for the capsule or pill holds greater significance than first meets the eye.

Wages are rising fastest in these US cities

2018-10-29

Fox Business:  As wages start to show signs of increasing, some workers are seeing changes faster than others. Median pay among U.S. workers was $52,746 in October, according to job search site Glassdoor, a 2.4 percent year-over-year increase. Workers in some occupations, like bank tellers, bartenders, maintenance workers and pharmacy technicians saw wage growth that outpaced their peers. Manufacturing workers also saw strong wage gains. But depending on where workers are located, they could experience bumps in their salaries more quickly.

Johnson & Johnson to open JLABS virtual networking pod in Philadelphia

2018-10-29

FierceBiotech:  Johnson & Johnson is broadening access to its startup incubator program with a new remote networking hub called the JPOD, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The university’s Pennovation Center in Philadelphia will allow for video conferencing between JLABS entrepreneurs and their J&J gurus across the company’s global network, including developers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and digital health technologies. “They already have the lab space—which JLABS normally provides—but they were very keen to partner with us on the additional things that are a part of being in JLABS, which is the mentoring, the investing hub and the programming,” said J&J’s Kate Merton.