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15 Jul

Introducing the New and Improved Oxford Blog

We’re pleased to introduce you to the new look of The Oxford Blog. To align with our recently updated website, we’re offering you and all our readers a more modern look, expanded content topics, and a better overall experience.

We’re excited about the new articles that we have and will continue to share on the world of work. Watch for updates each month on topics that will provide insights for organizations and professionals alike.

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15 Jul

The Power of Grit for Career Success in Staffing/Recruiting

Few truly satisfying careers offer instant success. Instead, most require an investment in time, effort, and personal development. The staffing and recruiting industry is no exception. It’s not easy, but it offers great opportunities if you have the grit required to succeed.

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15 Jul

Key Changes and Important Deadlines for MDR

In May 2017, the European Commission voted to approve new Medical Device Regulations (2017/745). This is one of the most significant updates of the regulations that govern medical devices in Europe in recent history. It has and will continue to involve widespread changes in how devices are manufactured and the level of compliance and clinical data required to bring them to the European market.  

What are the New Medical Device Regulations (MDR)?

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15 Jul

The Contingent Workforce – Part 1: Benefits of Using Contingent Labor

Security breaches by improperly vetted consultants … novices masquerading as skilled professionals … discrimination lawsuits … worker misclassification penalties and fines … the list goes on. Employment is risky business, and the consequences of hiring missteps are serious.

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15 Jul

The Contingent Workforce – Part 2: The Risks of Engaging an Independent Consultant Directly

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.

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15 Jul

The Contingent Workforce - Part 3: Using a Staffing Agency to Mitigate Risk

The best way to reduce the risk of hiring contingent labor directly is to use a reputable staffing agency.

Such agencies mitigate risk through:

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15 Jul

Highlight These 5 Traits and Land Your Dream Job

Companies across the globe are looking to grow, and that requires the right talent. Making sure they find the best and brightest means they are looking beyond core technical expertise for people that embody the right soft skills too. An important part of preparing for an interview is determining how to present your skills, overall abilities, and professional mindset to get the job offer.  

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15 Jul

10 Signs You Need a Consulting Services Partner for Your Project

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.

You might need to look for a consulting partner if…

FDLI 2018
15 Jul

The Evolving Food and Drug Industry: Key Takeaways from the FDLI Conference

If there was one word we could use to describe the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) conference, it would be “evolving.” Oxford team members attended the annual FDLI conference in Washington, D.C. in May to keep pace with the upcoming trends and changes in the industry. Exciting developments are occurring, and having insight into the near future of medicine and therapeutic technology, as well as food and drug laws, was certainly informative.

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15 Jul

The World of Work is Changing

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.