• The Work-Life Rebalance

    20 days ago

    ​We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they are able to – res...

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  • Want to Land Your Dream Life Sciences Job? Choose a Specialist Recruiter

    about 1 month ago

    The search for your dream life sciences job is no mean feat. Often, the trickiest part is getting your foot in the door. After all, many life sciences jobs are not widely advertised – or made known to the public at all. From the outside, large multinationals or discreet biotech start-ups can seem impenetrable. How can you successfully apply for your dream job?A life sciences...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    about 1 month ago

    ​​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will be...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    2 months ago

    ​Life sciences professionals, are you preparing to go back to the office? While many of the life sciences workforce have been working much in the same way as before – busying in labs or onsite facilities – others have had the good fortune to work from home. This isn’t a trend we expect to diminish – in fact, 81% of life sciences professionals say they want their employer to ...

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  • Ready to Reopen? Help Employees Back to the Office with these Six Steps

    2 months ago

    ​In these unprecedented times, the life sciences industry is being asked to innovate at an unimaginable scale. Covid-19 has also forced life sciences to rapidly uptake remote working. While this digital transformation has been a challenge, it has proven a success for many – and 81% of life sciences professionals want their employer to encourage more working from home in the ...

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  • Job Confidence Index 2020

    3 months ago

    In this complex social and economic climate, it can be hard to understand how current and prospective employees are feeling and thinking. Thanks to our expansive network, we are able to gauge the sentiment and aspirations of the life sciences workforce in the United States, and share that vital information with you. The EPM Scientific Job Confidence Index 2020 is a new annua...

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  • The Workplace Evolution

    3 months ago

    ​When workers finally return to the office, the life sciences workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? What does this guide explore?Short term impactRedesigning the workplace for human healthNegative and positive impacts of social distancingRisk assessment and priv...

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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    4 months ago

    Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be; HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.Anxiety about the workforce is not new: PWC's latest Annual Global CEO Survey found that 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat...

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  • Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    4 months ago

    ​The Covid-19 pandemic has put working-from-home firmly on the agenda. A recent poll by Phaidon International found that 81% of the life sciences workforce want their employer to continue offering working-from-home flexibility. However, 1 in 5 employees believe their employer would reject any attempt to negotiate a more flexible working arrangement.   Organizations who respo...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    4 months ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?While great prog...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    4 months ago

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the life sciences sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human commun...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    5 months ago

    ​​Working-from-home will endure after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Before government lockdowns, only 3.4% of the U.S. workforce telecommuted at least half the time. Yet, many businesses have had to adapt to their employees remote working. This forced organizational shift may change the very nature of work forever; many employees have found they enjoy avoiding the commut...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    6 months ago

    ​​​Hiring managers, you have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, every job post has been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, several times over, in an attempt to drive up interest....

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  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    6 months ago

    ​The Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help life sciences professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desired job without lingering for too long on the ...

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  • How Life Sciences Companies are Securing Business-Critical Talent

    7 months ago

    The race is on to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. Life sciences companies, charitable foundations, national regulators and the World Health Organization are working together to accelerate the development, manufacture, and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments. While this vital work must continue, the public health crisis has dramatically impacted t...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    7 months ago

    The race is on to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. Life sciences companies, charitable foundations, national regulators and the World Health Organization are working together to accelerate the development, manufacture, and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments. More than ever, the life sciences industry is in need of business-critical talent. Yet ma...

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  • Bringing Your Company to Life, Virtually: How to Remotely Onboard New Talent

    7 months ago

    Hiring managers, you put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-critical hire for your life sciences organization. Given the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, life sciences professionals are essential to help bring new testing, vaccination and treatment options to market. Amid current uncertainty, many teams have decided to onboard a new employee remotely rather th...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    7 months ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, life sciences organizations will be called on the help research and develop potential treatments and vaccines. Companies will be looking to bring on top life sciences talent to navigate these challenges and bring life-saving solutions to the market. It is an opportune moment to use technology, like virtual intervie...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    7 months ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, life sciences organizations will be called on the help research and develop potential treatments and vaccines. With many people working from home at this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. Jack Boobyer, Head of EPM Scientific, West Coast, suggests professio...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Thomas Hellen

    8 months ago

    ​What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the life sciences industry? Thomas Hellen, Principal Consultant for EPM Scientific, shares his thoughts for International Women's Day 2020.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in life sciences?Women in healthcare curren...

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