• 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    about 1 month ago

    It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection. Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution this year, perhaps more can be achieved by reflecting on the challenges of 2020 ...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    3 months ago

    ​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:Deep...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    6 months 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 Reopen? Help Employees Back to the Office with these Six Steps

    7 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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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    8 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

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

    10 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 Life Sciences Companies are Securing Business-Critical Talent

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

    11 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

    12 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 Artificial Intelligence Furthers Hiring Bias

    about 1 year 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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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    about 1 year 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 to find out your co-worker's salary

    over 1 year 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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee 

    over 1 year ago

    ​Hiring within pharma and life sciences can involve long recruitment cycles, and new hires can be overwhelmed by ‘information overload’ on their first day, as processes and workflows are quickly introduced so your new employee can quickly turn to the task at hand.   It is the responsibility of HR professionals and HR management to create an action plan which will help new hi...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    over 1 year ago

    ​Finding skilled and talented candidates for roles in the demanding pharma and life sciences sector can be a difficult process, especially for specialized roles in advanced technologies. In some cases in this busy job market, you may find your candidate is demanding a higher salary than you previously budgeted for.  Negotiating salary can sometimes be tricky for employers, b...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    over 1 year ago

    ​The pharma and life sciences sectors are currently facing a war for talent.As disruptive technologies evolve and high demands for specialists in branches such as biotechnology continue to grow, companies are now focusing on developing attractive employer brands to attain the best quality talent available.A strong employer brand is built around an Employer Value Proposition,...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    over 1 year ago

    ​The candidate experience can be a frustrating one, especially when applying for specialized roles in a technical sector such as pharma and life sciences, where complex skill sets are demanded and recruitment cycles can be slow.  Waiting weeks or even months after an interview only to receive a cold, automated email rejection is a weak candidate experience, and one which cou...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    over 1 year ago

    ​An effective employee relocation package upon hiring top talent can be an excellent long-term investment if you have found an employee who will provide valuable specialist knowledge and skills to your company within the global pharma and life sciences sector. You don’t want to hire an employee who feel unsupported while making a stressful move, and entering their new role f...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    over 1 year ago

    When hiring within the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector, a candidate’s educational history and experience is vitally important to the technical nature of the work, where certain skills will be required. However, if you are faced with many identical CVs for a popular role, hiring managers will need to look beyond the CV to find a candidate which is an ideal fit for yo...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    over 1 year ago

    ​Pharma and life sciences has been disrupted by a new generation of start-ups focused on tech innovation and using data to develop futuristic new solutions for both diagnosis and treatment. This has led to a global labor market which is competitive, with the best candidates able to demand higher salaries and more perks, while considering multiple job offers.  As the sector d...

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