Category Archives: Hiring Advice

How to Get the Answers to Questions That You Can’t Ask in an Interview

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with enforcing federal laws against hiring discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, nationality, age, disability, or genetic information. Stay educated to avoid violating EEOC, state, and local hiring discrimination laws. Most employers with 15 or more employees are subject to these rules. The laws the EEOC […]

It’s Time to Cut Off the Rule of Thumb About Not Hiring the Unemployed

Even when they have skills and resumes equivalent to other job candidates, people with long-term unemployment on their record are often excluded altogether from job opportunities. Ultimately this marginalization of the long-term unemployed is bad for both employers and employees. Today’s companies, especially in industries like biotech and pharmaceuticals, need skilled and educated workers. In […]

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 […]

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, […]

Where and How to Find Quality Hires

Hiring in the pharmaceutical industry has never been easy, but biotech recruiters are especially challenged as more industries bounce back from the recession and face a more limited hiring pool. Many jobs created in the current economic recovery are grounded in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and finding people with the right qualifications requires […]