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Hey CEOs, here’s the one thing you need to do to get a raise

Hey CEOs, here’s the one thing you need to do to get a raise

Fast Company, June 13, 2017

Here's a tip for all you CEOs who want to add a third tennis court to your Hamptons pad: Get a guest spot on CNBC. That's according to a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science, which found that bosses who appear on the business-obsessed TV network tend to see a boost in their salaries.

CEOs who appear on TV can get a huge pay raise

CEOs who appear on TV can get a huge pay raise

Entrepreneur, June 13, 2017

Typically, CEOs already rake in a whopping amount of money through annual salaries and other bonuses. However, tack on an appearance on CNBC and they can see that number skyrocket. The recent INFORMS journal Organization Science study, "The Relationship Between CEO Media Appearances and Compensation," examined 4,452 CEOs from 2,666 U.S. companies, 104,129 news articles and 6,567 CNBC interviews between 1997 and 2009. 

More senior living communities are following in the footsteps of Edelman Award winning Holiday Retirement

More senior living communities are following in the footsteps of Edelman Award winning Holiday Retirement

McKnight's Senior Living, June 12, 2017

The country's largest senior living operator, Brookdale, is following in the footsteps of the country's largest independent living operator, Holiday Retirement, by rolling out a new pricing model that can tailor rent levels to individual communities and units within them. It's the same pricing system for which Holiday Retirement and Prorize received the 2017 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in April from INFORMS, an international association for operations research and analytics professionals.

Media-friendly CEOs get bigger salaries

Media-friendly CEOs get bigger salaries

The Korea Times, June 8, 2017

Chief executives who frequently appear in the media tend to be paid more, according to a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science.

Health insurance expenditures, outcomes examined

Health insurance expenditures, outcomes examined

Life Science Daily, June 7, 2017

A study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science examining comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pays revealed the effort could ultimately result in increased costs for the insurer and the insured.

Cost and treatment uncertainty drive healthcare coverage choice

Cost and treatment uncertainty drive healthcare coverage choice

Archy Newsy, June 5, 2017

By examining the actual causes of why patients choose more generous health insurance coverage and costly treatments, a recent Marketing Science study discovered that not just cost, but the lack of knowledge and uncertainty about effectiveness of other treatments, drives choice.

New technology provides the key to helping the environment in light of funding cuts

New technology provides the key to helping the environment in light of funding cuts

The Conversation, May 22, 2017

With the Energy Department's clean energy programs facing significant funding cuts, how should the department focus its limited funding for the greatest energy and environmental impact? Erin Baker, INFORMS member and professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her colleagues, explored a number of recent studies to identify clean energy technologies that will have a positive environmental impact, despite decreased federal funding.

Improving bus route efficiency

Improving bus route efficiency

The Academic Minute, May 18, 2017

Ali Haghani, INFORMS member and University of Maryland professor, helped the Howard County Public School System in Maryland to analyze its school bus transportation system and recommend ways to improve it. 

5 Lessons to Learn from a Disney Research Scientist

5 Lessons to Learn from a Disney Research Scientist

Direct Marketing News, May 16, 2017

The magic of Disney may be partially attributed to Tinker Bell's sprinkling of faith, trust, and pixie dust, but it can also be chalked up to the company's reliance on data and research. Maarten Bos, a research scientist for Disney Research, and speaker at the recent 2017 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, is one of the people who makes this kind of magic (or as the organization calls it, the "science behind the magic") happen.

University of Cincinnati student team is top American team, and fourth overall in INFORMS Student Competition

University of Cincinnati student team is top American team, and fourth overall in INFORMS Student Competition

Public, May 9, 2017

Just eight student teams from around the world were selected as finalists to compete in the inaugural Operations Research and Analytics Student Team Competition, held April 4, 2017, at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics in Las Vegas, Nevada. The University of Cincinnati Masters of Science in Business Analytics team placed fourth overall and was the top U.S. team.

Study finds paying for online reviews leads to fewer reviews

Study finds paying for online reviews leads to fewer reviews

Consumerist, May 9, 2017

A study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Santa Clara University aimed to shed light on whether or not companies would benefit by paying customers to review their products and services. The report, which will appear in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, found that paying for reviews was simply a bad idea.

Can you increase your income with a big data certification?

Can you increase your income with a big data certification?

Certification Magazine, May 8, 2017

How much can you add to your income with a big data certification? Certification Magazine's annual salary survey of big data certifications, which includes the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) certification, seeks to provide answers to this. The survey will remain open until May 26, 2017, and the results will be printed in the July issue of Certification Magazine. Take part to share the impact of a CAP certification on your career!

Hot jobs for U.S. veterans

Hot jobs for U.S. veterans

G.I. Jobs, May 8, 2017

Operations Research is one of the top 10 hottest degrees for veterans and members of the military who are transitioning to a civilian career, according to the G.I. Jobs list, 2017 Hot Degrees for Veterans.

Prorize earns world's top analytics award for work with Holiday Retirement

Prorize earns world's top analytics award for work with Holiday Retirement

KLTV 7-ABC, May 5, 2017

Prorize, a provider of revenue management solutions, announced today that they and their customer, Holiday Retirement, the largest private owner and operator of independent senior living communities in the United States, have been jointly awarded the Franz Edelman Award. The award, sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions of analytics and operations research in for-profit and non-profit sectors around the globe.

Why paying users to write reviews of products is probably a bad idea

Why paying users to write reviews of products is probably a bad idea

Consumer Affairs, May 2, 2017

It's a bit of an understatement to say that consumers have come to rely on the internet. For everything from work to entertainment, there's an online aspect that usually makes things easier or more convenient. This is especially true when it comes to shopping. Online sites like Yelp, ConsumerAffairs and TripAdvisor, and forums such as those found on Amazon and even Reddit, have made making an informed purchase that much easier. So, should these sites pay consumers for their review insights? While your curiosity might be piqued at the idea of being paid to share your opinion, a new study shows that paying users to encourage them to write reviews is probably a bad idea.

Paying online user reviews backfires badly

Paying online user reviews backfires badly

Knowridge Science Report, May 2, 2017

While online users are becoming increasingly reliant on reviews to help evaluate products and services, there is a significant downfall for companies who pay users to write reviews.

University of Montana students head to Vegas for business analytics

University of Montana students head to Vegas for business analytics

Missoulian, April 24, 2017

University of Montana students Brandon Staggs and David Brewer spent a week in Las Vegas, where they, err, did a lot of homework. Staggs and Brewer graduate in May as part of the first Master's of Science in Business Analytics cohort at UM. They're also part of the first UM team to attend the INFORMS Business Analytics conference in Vegas, where they interviewed with companies such as Amazon, GM Financial, Deloitte, and MGM Grand. 

USAF recognized for research excellence

USAF recognized for research excellence

Air Force Magazine, April 21, 2017

The U.S. Air Force and the Walt Disney Company were presented the INFORMS Prize on April 3. INFORMS a more than 12,000 member strong organization that promotes “best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics” bases its awardees on their dedication to research pioneering. In this case, it was USAF’s Studies, Analysis and Assessments directorate which was recognized.