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What (Really) Makes Your Life Sciences Company A Great Place To Work

by Chris Atkinson in career
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With the race for talent accelerating as the skills shortage bites across the life sciences sector, including the MENA region, there’s a lot of talk in leadership circles about creating ‘a great place to work’ to attract and retain quality candidates.  Perceptions of what makes a workplace exceptional differ between individuals: where one person will love the idea of a highly collaborative workplace with breakout rooms and lunchtime yoga classes, another might cringe at that high-octane group atmosphere and seek a quiet, minimalist workplace where they can work autonomously and with interruption-free productivity.   So how do life science employers navigate different workplace culture preferences to create a place where everyone wants to work while taking into account that the scientists developing a drug often have different needs and wants from...
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How Good Is Your Pharma Talent Pipeline?

by Chris Atkinson in career
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Your pharma and medical devices talent pipeline? You do have a plan, don’t you? In honesty, not every organisation does. This is concerning when you consider the skills shortage many companies are facing in the MENA region. In this post, we want to review what to consider when it comes to creating a talent pipeline and where you will need the help of a specific pharmaceutical recruiting partner. What Is A Talent Pipeline? For those of us schooled in sales and business development, we all know and appreciate the benefit of our ‘pipeline’. It’s those potential new clients who we want to convert to purchase our product or service or a current client who might...
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Why Big Pharma And Med Device Organisations Still Need To Pay Attention To Their Employer Brand

by Rudy Bier in career
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In our last post on talent pipelining we talked about the growing need for organisations in healthcare-related sectors to have a talent pipeline process to help facilitate their organisational growth. However, we are in the middle of a global skills shortage, and many business-critical employees must be ‘persuaded’ to join your company. A key criterion in their decision-making process will be your employer brand and how you, therefore, stand out as an employer of choice in the MENA region. Now that the world is more "connected" than ever, with social media, review websites and online forums leading the way people have endless ways to talk about your ‘life sciences’ company. With the right branding...
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What Successful Life Science Stars Don’t Do

by Chris Atkinson in career
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What does it take to be a success in the pharma and life science sector? The sector has a wealth of intelligent and ambitious individuals, from top pharmacists through to high-performing medical device representatives.  Success in the workplace can sometimes be just as much about deciding what you won’t do as it is about what you will; this comes down to your mindset and how you manage your emotions. Mastering Your Emotions is the Key to Your Success No matter how many papers you’ve had published, or degrees achieved, your intellectual capacity must be partnered with a high measure of emotional intelligence to truly succeed in an organisation- whether as a high performing employee or...
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The Many Benefits Of Being Likeable At Work

by Rudy Bier in career
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In today’s connected business world being likeable at work matters.   It matters not only for your happiness—after all, being disliked by the people you spend 8+ hours a day with can be tremendously injurious to your happiness and for your career prospects.  With company culture fit being critical in many organisations (we experience this daily as a leading life sciences recruitment organisation in the UAE organisations are seeking our likeable people to add to their team. Here is some interesting observations I’m sure you’ll agree with from an article in the Wall Street Journal; We help those we like, we hire and promote those...
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