On Nov. 21, 2009, Americans with a genetic medical condition will no longer live in fear of discrimination from their employers because of their unique genetic code. On that date, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimation Act (GINA) goes into effect, prohibiting employers from discriminating in terms of hiring, promotion, firing or any other terms and conditions of employment based on an individual’s genetic code.
A recent post-election analysis by Nate Silver in his FiveThirtyEight blog measured the accuracy of polls leading up to midterm elections. His findings indicated not only inaccuracies from a number of polling organizations, but bias in their predictions. What causes these statistical slipups and polling prejudices? Is it the result of bias in polling organizations or an expected reality of predictive polling?
A handful of Super Bowl commercials have already been released online, with more to come in the next few days. This is all part of a growing trend by advertisers to pre-release commercials to build social media buzz and drive consumers to channels devoted to the product.
“It’s like opening your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve,” says David Allan, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
If you don’t know everything you would like to know about how to grow your small business — who are your best customers, what is your most profitable product or service, what’s the best location for your business — you need business intelligence (BI).
In an economic climate where many small businesses are struggling to survive, local wineries are experiencing a relative boom. “There are wineries in all 50 states,” says Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Nationally, there has been a huge resurgence in viewing local wineries as an artisan craft. It parallels the movement of microbreweries.”
PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2012) – U.S.News & World Report included Saint Joseph’s University’s online graduate business programs among their honor roll of “Top Online Education Programs” in the country.
Created in response to today’s high demand for education provided in a flexible manner, these rankings are reflective of the increasing popularity of online degree programs.
PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business will recognize James J. (Jamie) Maguire Jr. ’84, chairman and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), with the 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 12. As the recipient, Maguire will be acknowledged for his outstanding corporate citizenship, strong leadership and management qualities.
PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2012) – The Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University will host the sixth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 8 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A venue for food industry CEOs, presidents and executives to present their insights on major issues and trends, this year’s event will focus on how companies can best use technology to improve their customers' shopping experience.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 13, 2012) - Employers representing an array of industries and organizations - including accounting, consulting, consumer products, education, financial services, food/retail, government, healthcare, insurance, law enforcement, marketing/communications, nonprofit, real estate, technology and transportation - will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 23.
PHILADELPHIA (March 12 , 2012) — On Tuesday, March 13, area businesses will benefit from an open forum at Saint Joseph's University: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship: Where "Green" Means the Color of Money. Hosted by the University's family business and entrepreneurship program in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, this event will offer insight and networking opportunities with leading figures in the local green economy.