Monthly Archives: January 2016

Top 10 Reasons an HR Professional Gets Fired

No one in HR (or elsewhere, for that matter) is immune to being fired. Sometimes HR professionals are fired due to reasons within their control, and other times the reasons are outside their control. In high-pressure, high-stakes industries like pharmaceuticals or biotech, everyone is held to high standards, so there may not be a lot […]

BYOD: Do You Have a “Bring Your Own Device” to Work Policy?

Many biotech companies have turned away from issuing company-owned laptops, phones, and tablets to their employees, instead allowing employees to use their own devices for company business by granting those devices access to the company network. This is what is known as a “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD policy. A strong BYOD policy can […]

The Top 10 Metrics Every HR Leader Must Know

The cost of employee turnover can reach or even exceed an employee’s annual salary in certain industries where talent is dear and skill sets are highly specific, such as the pharmaceutical industry. And for employees who stay around, disengagement can be a problem that’s costly in terms of lost productivity. HR leaders should have several […]

Top 5 Productivity Apps for Your Human Resources Team

The work of the Human Resources professional is never done. In fact, additional responsibilities are continually being heaped upon the HR professional’s plate. Not only must people in HR understand and assist with their company’s hiring process, they often bear responsibility for administering fringe benefits, knowing which laws and regulations apply in the workplace, and […]

What CRAs Want in an Employer

The market for clinical research associates (CRAs) is competitive at the moment, and the demand for CRAs is expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. Because of this, and because CRA roles are similar across employers, it’s usually not that difficult for CRAs to change jobs. Therefore, employers are wise to learn what CRAs […]

Top 7 Skills to Look for in a Clinical Research Manager

Hiring a clinical research manager is a challenge for even the most skilled and committed hiring manager. The clinical research manager is responsible for organizing and administering clinical research, and will likely be involved in the hiring of, or creating job profiles for the research associates and technicians who will carry out the day-to-day steps […]

Best Practices for Creating an Effective Remote-Working Workplace

The remote workplace is hardly a novelty anymore. A Global Workplace Analytics survey projected that 63 million Americans will work remotely by 2016, and that’s more than one-third of the workforce. Benefits of a remote workplace can be substantial, particularly for the hiring manager in highly specialized industries like pharmaceuticals. Setting up remote workspaces lets […]

How to Hire a Recruiting Firm

Hiring managers may balk at the idea of using a recruiting firm, but in highly specialized industries like pharmaceuticals and medical devices, working with a specialty recruiting firm can be the best possible approach to filling open employment positions. The hiring manager working with an experienced recruiter can achieve unparalleled results. The pharmaceutical recruiter, for […]