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Work-Life Balance Versus Productivity in Your Life Sciences Career – Which Will You Choose?

by Chris Atkinson in career
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Despite the perception from the outside world, YES, it is possible to have a healthy work-life balance while working in life sciences. However, how much is your work-life balance impacting your career? Is it creating a bias towards one area? Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a high priority for most people. In this article, we will talk about how work-life balance also needs to be in tune with the productivity of the company, for both parties – employer and employee – to reap the benefits. Striking a Balance The importance of having the right work-life balance must not be understated. As current research continues to highlight...
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How To Take The Stress Out Of Your Life Sciences Interview

by Rudy Bier in career
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While it may ultimately be about whether or not you have the critical skills employers are looking for, interviews are all about making the right first impression. Knowing how to convey what you know can be difficult in a limited window of conversation with relative strangers, especially when you feel the pressure of trying to impress them.  While a little bit of nervousness can sometimes give you an edge, too much anxiety can rob you of confidence and mental clarity, thus diminishing your chances of having a successful interview. Although it may be impossible to get rid of your anxiety altogether, there are specific steps you can take to...
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5 Ways You Can Create A Stress-Free Company Culture

by Chris Atkinson in career
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The pharmaceutical and medical devices industry can often be very fast-paced and demanding, but that doesn’t mean you have to neglect the wellbeing of your employees. A stressed employee is often an unproductive employee, which can ultimately hurt your company’s bottom line.  There’s a growing body of research that confirms the link between employee happiness and workplace productivity. For example, happy employees work harder and are 12% more productive and motivated than those who are unhappy or stressed. Workplace stress can often be alleviated simply by providing opportunities to fulfil basic human needs. In addition to being less stressed, employees who feel their needs are being met in the workplace, feel more comfortable, confident, and...
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How To Prepare For Your Performance Review

by Rudy Bier in career
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So, this year’s performance review is right around the corner, and there’s a lot riding on this one, like that overdue salary increase you’ve been too afraid to bring up. However, there’s no need to panic. There’s still plenty you can do to prepare yourself. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your success with a company is to actively prepare for your performance review. Even if your company hasn’t structured in a self-evaluation step into their review process, this doesn’t mean that you have to play a passive role in simply taking feedback and direction from your manager.  If you’re nervous about your upcoming performance review or what it might mean for your career, here are...
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Critical Strategies For Developing Your Pharma Team

by Chris Atkinson in career
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Effective teamwork is crucial for any pharmaceutical company.  Whether it's an outstanding sales manager, establishing the company’s brand, or a medical advisor, managing clinical trials by company guidelines, everyone on your team needs to be engaged and focused on the same goals to facilitate excellent results.  Finding the perfect blend of knowledge, skills and attitudes for your pharma team can help you to get ahead of the competition and achieve your goals faster. However, before you can start reaping the rewards of a high-performing team, you'll need to know how to set your employees up for success.  Here are just some of the ways that you can develop a more cohesive community, making your company...
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