Category Archives: Candidates

The Key to a Successful BioTech Startup? Hire the Right People for the Right Jobs

Quick question: How is a successful biotech startup like every other kind of startup? Answer: Success depends on hiring the right people for the right jobs. Question 2: How is hiring for biotech different from hiring for other industries? Answer: Biotech positions require competencies and skill sets that may complicate standard hiring practices and increase […]

Six Hiring Trends Impacting Pharma

Like nearly every other industry, the pharmaceuticals industry is evolving rapidly. It’s one of the primary industries affected by changes in legislation, like the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Economics, regulation, and demographics affect every aspect of the pharmaceutical industry. Countless other trends affect pharmaceutical hiring, and while there’s some uncertainty associated with these […]

Why You Should Stop Trying to Find the Best Candidate to Hire

The recruiting process is more fraught than most people imagine. It may sound like a hiring manager gets to pick among a large number of qualified candidates like choosing the best puppy from a litter, but in reality recruiting is difficult, particularly in pharmaceuticals and biotech. Specialty recruiters understand the challenges of hiring in industries […]

6 Keys to Building Relationships with Industry Recruiters

Healthcare recruitment can be a constant challenge, especially in tech-forward specialties like pharmaceuticals. Hiring managers in these specialties have their work cut out for them, particularly now that the economy is in recovery mode in most places, and recruiting the best talent takes more work. Recruiters and hiring managers want the same thing: to place […]

4 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process Right Now

When seeking out potential candidates regarding healthcare recruitment, it’s beneficial to put in place a new strategic game plan. Rather than a traditional hiring process where the question, “Why do you think you qualify for this job?” is asked, it’s best to think outside of the box to gain qualified candidates. Test out potential employees […]

The New Pay-Per-Candidate Recruiting Option. Is it the end of Traditional Contingency Based Recruiting?

The staffing and recruiting industry is a $130 billion market with search and recruiting revenues driving nearly $15 billion in 2014. Until now, the $15 billion of placements have largely been funded by two kinds of recruiting services: contingency and retained searches. In both cases the average fees associated with recruiting a candidate in the […]

How to Develop a Recruiting Requirements Checklist

Putting together a top-performing team in the pharmaceutical industry is more complex than ever. Not only must pharmaceutical leaders develop innovative business models to meet the needs of a broader, more fragmented market, but they also need to recruit talent with a wider range of skills. These skills range from data analytics, customer segmentation, and […]

Top Skills in a Clinical Research Associate

If you’re a hiring manager or HR professional in the pharmaceutical industry, you may be called upon to recruit clinical research associates (CRAs). Especially if a large grant comes through that will require an increase in staffing. But it’s not necessarily as straightforward as hiring, say, a bookkeeper. Excellent CRAs may arrive with different qualifications, […]

Top Degree Paths for a Career in Pharma

Clinical research in the pharma industry is growing, particularly in the United States, Europe, India, and China. Because the industry covers such an enormous range of products, there’s no single template you can use against a job candidate to determine if they’re right for such a career. Much will depend on whether you’re hiring for […]