A company’s decision to expand into global markets is one that should not be taken lightly. Not only do the overarching strategies of the business have to align on a global scale, but each program within the localized sectors must be customized to meet the unique needs of each location. Due to the diversity of international markets, understanding the preferences and interests of local customers is vital to developing a business strategy that will serve their unique needs. However, this can prove to be a challenge for a multitude of reasons, the most prevalent being the difficulty of understanding the nuances of a culture if you have not been immersed in it yourself. Therefore, it is highly beneficial to incorporate local expertise into your organization to assist you with strategizing from the start.
Although the May 2022 deadline for the upcoming In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR) might seem distant, now is the time to evaluate what your organization needs to accomplish before these key dates arrive. If this feels like a daunting task, you’re not alone, as many organizations are facing the same challenges. The differences between the IVDR and IVDD are myriad and complex, and for those who are not thoroughly educated on these regulations, some components may be overlooked. This is why it’s vital to consider the following when embarking on your IVDR project, and creating the right team that will support your regulatory and compliance needs.
In May 2017, EU officials announced regulations impacting organizations that manufacture in vitro diagnostic devices in both Europe and the United States. In order to sell their products on the European market, organizations must achieve compliance with these new regulations by May 2022. While the deadline for the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR) might seem far away, when you consider the challenges ahead, it makes sense to start taking steps to prepare – especially since there are now only three years left to reach compliance.
Healthcare organizations turn to technical staffing providers for two reasons: 1) to fill a skills gap on their technical team; and 2) to help them through a period of change – for instance, when they are updating their electronic health record (EHR) system. Currently, the latter is the most common due the rapid rate of technological advancement. Not only is technology constantly changing, but the gap between open positions and the skills of available experts is growing — there simply aren’t enough people to fill each job role as it is created.
In today’s business landscape, there is more pressure than ever on C-level executives. The rapid and constant technology changes occurring across industries from automotive to medical device has put the pressure on CIOs in particular. This ever-evolving landscape presents new challenges and new expectations. Are you a CIO or other executive losing sleep over how you can keep the pace for your company? We’ve compiled a list of the most common concerns to help you know you’re not alone.
In our digital age, more and more patients expect to have online access to their personal health information, anytime and anywhere. Patient portals managed by healthcare providers are designed to meet this need and offer new ways to improve the quality of care. By supplying them, health organizations comply with standards required for achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2, in addition to extending communication beyond the hospital or doctor’s office visit. The impact is not just for your provider and patient; to be effective it must become part of your organization’s ongoing thought process and digital plan for the long term.
A young person entering the workforce is on a different journey now. A great career has become a collection of rewarding projects and experiences, rather than a climb up a ladder to a leadership position. Networks of empowered teams are replacing traditional hierarchies. Leadership is increasingly developed early, by co-leadership and collaboration, rather than years of top-down mentoring and training. As digital tools become ever more capable, the challenge to make the best use of them overwhelms many organizations. And the rate of change shows no sign of slowing. Here are some ways the world of work is changing today:
Sometimes just adding team members to your staff isn’t enough to get your project across the finish line. You need a project solution that will respond to your unique challenges, and you need help managing it. That’s where a consulting services partner can make a difference.
The best way to reduce the risk of hiring contingent labor directly is to use a reputable staffing agency.
To take advantage of all the benefits of contingent labor, employers have two choices: to source, recruit, and hire independent consultants directly through their own networks or online, or to use a professional staffing agency.