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How To (Consistently) Attract Star Performers in The Medical Device Sector Part 1

by Rudy Bier in career
The competition for talent in the Medical Device sector is fierce, with global companies vying to attract top performers. Last time we talked about building your team; only possible when you have attracted them in the first place.With this in mind we have created a two-part blog series to help and here is part one.While offering favourable salary and benefit packages to candidates are one small element of winning the recruitment wars, life science employers certainly cannot rely on this approach alone, particularly if their competitors are offering similar incentives.Attracting (and retaining) your stars takes a holistic...

Are Your Pharmaceutical Interview Skills Letting You Down?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
Your CV has won you an interview, which means it’s time to get serious about maximising your chances of landing the role.In the pharmaceutical and life sciences fields, research and proof are all that truly matters, and the same rule applies for interviews in this sector, where you need to show that you’ve researched the company in detail and are ready to prove your worth with data and concise, hard-hitting examples of your past success.In truth, if it’s taking you less than a full day to prepare for your interview, you’re probably not sufficiently ready to win the...

How to Build a High Performing Life Sciences Team

by Mark Nancarrow in career
Whether you’re building a new team from scratch or trying to turn around an underperforming team, there are some crucial leadership strategies to follow to build a high performing life sciences team. Set out the vision and make it relevantAs a manager, your role is to create and communicate a vision worth caring about.Therefore, the company goals need to be broken down and made relevant to the team goals, and from there, you need to break down the team goals into individual goals so that each team member understands how and why their individual effort matters.Recruit One or...

How to Handle Difficult Conversations With Your Life Sciences Team

by Sara Jabari in career
It may be natural to fear having difficult conversations at work, but this negative mindset is not helpful to either party and can lead to a pattern of avoidance and problematic manager-team relationships. In order to succeed in a life sciences management role, you must learn to rise above the noise in your head to create a calm, clear, and decisive strategy for approaching delicate conversations in the workplace.Be Strategic About When You Call the MeetingThe longer we have to think about something unpleasant, the more dread/anger/nerves we build up about it. As such, make it easier on both of...

Why A Specialist Life Sciences Recruiter Is Now A ‘Must Have’ Recruitment Priority

by Mark Nancarrow in career
Life sciences companies have a choice to make. The competition for talent is fierce, so organisations in this sector need to have an extremely focused recruitment strategy that delivers the high calibre workforce of the future.Some life sciences organisations are still relying on generalist recruiters, but they do so at their peril. A specialist life sciences recruiter is tapped into the sector, its opportunities and challenges, its key players and its potential pipeline.Your sector is exceptionally specialised, so why risk a generalist to source your next generation of talent?Here are some of the core reasons you should...
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