Finding good employees is a challenge every industry faces. Finding the best employees who fit with your culture and have the right skills and expertise to meet client expectations is a bigger challenge.
“For the past six years, I have been volunteering in Allentown, Pennsylvania in drug and alcohol abuse treatment facilities, says Matthew Ferdock, CEO of DataCeutics. “During the Holidays this past year, I reflected back on how many people feel the weight of loneliness and take to the bottle or reach for drugs to avoid their feelings. For them, living life is nearly impossible. Our goal as volunteers is to help them make it hour-to-hour,” he says.
Around the time CDISC was gaining momentum, my partner, and President of DataCeutics, Paul Gilbert established an internal group, the CDISC Center of Excellence (CoE) whose mission was to inform the rest of the company on new developments and challenges to implementing standards across the pharmaceutical/biotech research landscape.
The 28th Division Chaplains’ Reenactment Group has a mission to document and keep in memory the contributions of Chaplains of WWII. A young member of the reenactment group, working alongside Matt Ferdock, ensures we don't forget these important events and contributions.
In a Functional Service Provider (FSP) model, a company has continuous interaction with the team, providing support, training, supervision, timeline management, budget management, and mentoring. They also place teams at the clients’ site. Each team will typically have a Project Manager or Lead, and depending on the size of the team could have both. So how does a successful company, using an FSP model, deploy effective Project Management?
Dan Dillard, CEO of Burn Prevention Network, a group DataCeutics is very connected with, shared observations from this year’s Christmas Party. If it’s cold outside where you are, this is bound to make you warm and fuzzy deep inside. Read on ->
One large pharma’s decision earlier this year to eliminate 204 data operations jobs here in the US seemed a bit extreme even when considering the profit motive behind their decision. It really didn’t seem to be a good decision for them to place all their eggs in one basket. It also seemed unfortunate to lay off personnel that had probably been there for many years who carried out their work well.