• The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    10 days 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

    27 days 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

    30 days 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

    about 2 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

    about 2 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

    2 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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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    2 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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

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

    3 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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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Kennedy Stewart

    3 months ago

    ​What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the life sciences industry? Kennedy Stewart, AVP - Strategic Client Advisor at EPM Scientific, shares her 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?To me a equal w...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Micaela Siegel

    3 months ago

    What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the life sciences industry? Micaela Siegel, Principal Consultant at EPM Scientific, shares her 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?An equal and enabled world ...

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  • How Life Sciences Companies are Solving the Organ Transplant Crisis

    4 months ago

    Our modern way of life is the cause and the cure to the organ transplantation crisis. Technological advancements and increasing wealth have led to a booming population that suffers chronic illness, obesity and old age. These factors contribute to a massive demand for organs that outstrips supply. In the US alone, over 120,000 people are currently on the transplantation waiti...

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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    4 months ago

    Should more biotech and pharma companies use artificial intelligence ​to increase the diversity of their candidate pools? Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color, according to the National Science Foundation. As we explored in the first part of this series, women of color are uniquely disadvantaged when seeking employment. From recruiters and hiring mangers, too ...

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  • How Artificial Intelligence Furthers Hiring Bias

    4 months ago

    Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color. Does AI help or hinder the 'double jeopardy' women of color face when seeking employment? So far in this series, Advancing Women of Color, we have explored the obstacles to increasing workplace diversity, as well as the ways that artificial intelligence may help overcome them. In this final guide, we take a more critical da...

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  • Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    4 months ago

    Have you ever wondered why January feels like such a long month, and more difficult to get through than others? It turns that there is a scientific reason for that, and it results in what is known as Blue Monday, or officially the most depressing day of the year. There are a number of factors, both scientific and environmental which can contribute to the depression associate...

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  • Goodbye Academia: How to Write an Industry Resume

    5 months ago

    ​So, you've decided to leave the world of academia and branch out into industry. With large pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Amgen receiving over 2,000 job applications per vacancy, it can be hard to stand out with a compelling resume. How can you market your skills and experience to employers in the life sciences industry? Read our top tips to discover how to write ...

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  • EPM Scientific to Attend BioTech Showcase 2020

    5 months ago

    We are delighted to announce that EPM Scientific will be starting off our 2020 partnerships by attending the BioTech Showcase 2020. This industry-leading biotech event will take place in San Francisco, CA from January 13th to 15th. BioTech Showcase will bring together over 3,700 professionals to learn, network and share expertise on the future of the industry. ​“We are excit...

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  • How to find out your co-worker's salary

    6 months ago

    ​The global pharmaceutical industry has seen huge growth and impressive revenues which can support well-paid jobs for skilled and knowledgeable employees. The life sciences sector has also seen resilient growth, with disruptors and competitors regularly creating new job opportunities.  This provides ample opportunity to seek a pay increase within your company, if you are cur...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    6 months ago

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A quantitative study by MassBio showed that although women make up half of the entry-level positions in biotech, they fill only 20 percent of senior leadership slots and 10 percent of board seats. While a 2017 study of the US biotech industry by Nat...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    7 months ago

    ​Even with the best laid plans, resigning from your role in the global pharma and life sciences sector can be a tough experience. Especially if your role is skilled or senior, your employer may be unhappy to see you leave.  It will be valuable both to your employer and your own professional reputation within the sector to work as hard as possible to help your handover up to ...

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