This award is given to a service organization that has been in business for 10 years, currently has less than 100 full-time employees, and whose ethical business practices or business model provides outstanding service to the Carlsbad business community.
At Novasyte, we are always looking for ways to connect with our hard working consultants throughout the US and Canada. It was a pleasure reading all of the stories and unique experiences shared over the past month.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their stories, and congratulations to our September Consultant Story Spotlight winner, Janice Freel.
Janice has been with Novasyte for nearly two years and it's easy to say that the team was moved by her story. Learn more about her inspirational experience below.
There has been a historical trend in the med-tech industry for organizations to explore avenues to hire temporary staff (specifically their clinical teams) under the 1099 model, leading to misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
Despite this serving as a potential entry-point into the established medical device or diagnostic markets, it is evident that misclassifying workers as independent contractors is a bad idea for business. This problem is often motivated by organizations attempting to keep costs down while unknowingly adopting an unnecessary amount of risk and liability.
This risk and liability extends beyond the walls of their organization to their partner organizations. It's important to have visibility into and assess the potential risk and liability when hiring 1099 clinical teams or when initiating a new partnership with one of these employers. With the U.S. Department of Labor more strictly enforcing the classification of employees, med-tech companies must critically evaluate the risks they are exposed to should charges be filed, an accident happen on-site, or if there's a violation of overtime laws, among other independent contractor risks.
MVPvets serves as a bridge between men and women transitioning out of the military and into life science companies by helping veterans build their knowledge of the industry and improve their job-seeking skills. They partner with select organizations in the life sciences industry to re-engage veterans into new and exciting career opportunities.
We continue to think about the Greater Houston Area, the Caribbean and Florida during this difficult time. At Novasyte, we are proud to say that one of our team members, Marissa Murphy, was on site with her search and rescue team supporting the much needed relief efforts in the most crucial 72 hours following the storm. We sat down with Marissa and interviewed her on her experience visiting the Greater Houston Area last week.
At Novasyte, we are always looking for new ways to connect with our consultants around the US and Canada. We understand that bridging connections can be difficult given the remote nature of our work.
Today we are excited to announce the new launch of our Novasyte Story Spotlight, where our consultants can submit experiences they have in the field for us to feature on the Novasyte blog.
We are thrilled to announce Lisa Rood is joining the Novasyte Senior Leadership Team.
Lisa officially joined the Novasyte team as the Director of Human Resources on Monday, August 7, 2017. Reporting directly to Tim Gleeson, Founder and CEO, Lisa will be responsible for the job design, recruitment, retention, performance management, training, development, implication, and administration of all of Novasyte's human capital initiatives and programs.
We are thrilled to announce that Novasyte ranked 2,428 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. This is a notable achievement as it's the fifth consecutive year Novasyte has been recognized and only seven percent of all applicants have made the list five times. Additionally, 2017 marks a significant jump in rank for Novasyte from 3,591 to 2,428.
We are thrilled to announce Neil Thomas is joining the Novasyte Senior Leadership Team.
Neil officially joined the Novasyte team as Chief Financial Officer on Monday, August 7, 2017. Reporting directly to Tim Gleeson, Founder and CEO, Neil will serve as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and be responsible for the ongoing development and management of our financial strategy. Additionally, Neil will be contributing to the development and execution of Novasyte's strategic goals.
Travel and sleep go hand in hand. Or at least you hope they do if you want to have a productive business trip.
Business travel isn't always easy or stress-free. Late nights, running through terminals, and shifting your internal clock can be a bad recipe for sleep.
As we get older, sleep while traveling becomes increasingly important and more of a priority. Furthermore, projecting a level of alertness and awareness for your meeting in a few hours is critical to your job's success. According to webmd, "Excessive daytime sleepiness impairs memory and the ability to think and process information".
Check out our best practices to help you get the best rest on your next business trip!