• The Five Soft Skills Needed for Remote Working

    6 days ago

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home and in the UK that number was even lower (4.4%). As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work ...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    19 days ago

    ​​​In the European life sciences industry, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, every job post has been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, several times o...

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  • How to navigate a difficult job market

    26 days ago

    ​It comes as no surprise that Covid-19 is dominating the European Life Science market in 2020. Research and projects that are directly aiding the fight of the pandemic are being prioritised, creating immense opportunity for specialised professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors.However, as international markets and the global economy are being sh...

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  • How Life Sciences Companies are Securing Business-Critical Talent

    about 2 months ago

    Most of Europe is holding its breath, as the coronavirus pandemic controls societies and economies. The race is on to flatten the curve, while life sciences companies, charitable foundations, national regulators and the World Health Organization are working together to accelerate the development, manufacture, and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments. While this ...

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  • Bringing Your Company to Life, Virtually: How to Remotely Onboard New Talent

    2 months ago

    In Germany, many businesses in the Life Sciences industry are facing major changes. These are unprecedented times and it's difficult to know what the "right" thing to do is. Although there's less physical presence, there's a massive increase in medical care, and remote working. If you are a hiring manager and you've put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-crit...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    2 months ago

    The hiring process has transformed for many companies because of the Covid-19 epidemic, however the demand for talent remains as strong as ever; especially within the Life science industry.With more people working from home in Germany than ever before, this could be an opportunity to adapt your recruitment process. Video interviews create more opportunity for both companies ...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    2 months ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put increased pressure on the Life Science Industry, with many companies now forced to increase their hiring in order to meet demands. Video interviews have now become a fundamental part of any recruitment process, however it can be difficult to create a great first impression.With the right preparation you can ensure you utilise this popular interv...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Isabel Kennedy

    3 months ago

    ​​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the life sciences sector. In Germany, one third of scientists and engineers are women (33%), significantly behind the European Union average of 40%. How can we address the imbalance? Isabel Kennedy, Head of Contracts, Germany at EPM Scientific, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender eq...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Jamie Remp

    3 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce through the life sciences industry. In Germany, one third of scientists and engineers are women (33%), significantly behind the European Union average of 40%. How can we address the imbalance? Jamie Remp, Director - Quality, Regulatory, and Engineering at EPM Scientific, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furth...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Bethan Williams

    3 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the life sciences sector. In Germany, one third of scientists and engineers are women (33%), significantly behind the European Union average of 40%. How can we address the imbalance?  Bethan Williams, SVP - Head of Commercial at EPM Scientific, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equ...

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  • Blue Monday? Here's 5 Proven Ways to Feel Better

    4 months ago

    ​Blue Monday got you down? You are not alone. Winter weather, a lower bank balance and enlarged waist line can all contribute to a general sense of malaise; culminating in the most depressing day of the year. While the science behind this day is somewhat shaky, many people find themselves feeling blue during the winter. For life sciences professionals living in Germany, Janu...

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  • Goodbye Academia: How to Write an Industry CV

    5 months ago

    Home to Europe's largest - and the world's fourth largest - pharmaceutical market, Germany is the perfect spot to launch an industry career. However, after leaving your PhD or post-doc position, knowing how to market your skills and capabilities to employers can be a challenge. With large companies like Pfizer and Amgen receiving 2,000 applications per open position, it can ...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    6 months ago

    ​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A quantitative study by MassBio showed that although women make up half of the entry-level positions in biotech, they fill only 20 percent of senior leadership slots and 10 percent of board seats. While a 2017 study of the US biotech industry by Natu...

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  • A War on Talent: How Medical Communications Agencies are Targeting Top Performers in 2019

    6 months ago

    ​Globalization and digitization have changed the world’s economy, and now they are changing health. The biotech and pharma markets make and sell the therapies we use to rejuvenate and repair our bodies. As our technology changes, so does our health, and the potential for human health has never been greater.   So how do we communicate novel therapeutics to life sciences profe...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    7 months ago

    ​Leading a team within the German pharma and life sciences sector requires building a team which is productive, innovative and happy. The presence of a toxic employee can put this in danger, as behaviour such as gossip, bullying and manipulation can quickly lead to a loss of enthusiasm and wellbeing across an entire team. As a leader, a situation where a toxic employee is af...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    7 months ago

    It might be the teammate who always takes credit for your work. Or maybe your colleague’s negativity drags everyone down and affects your team’s performance. Everyone will face a toxic co-worker at some point in their career. Working in the German pharma and life sciences sector requires the mental strength to handle large projects in a fast-moving industry, and working alon...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    7 months ago

    Your first day in your new role in the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany can feel like a high-stakes task to tackle, as you only have one chance to make a first impression. Your future co-workers are human, and will likely make ‘snap’ judgements based on a first impression which can turn into long-term opinions about your attitude and work ethic. A negative first im...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    7 months ago

    ​As a hiring manager, it is important to build a positive employer brand, and even the toughest part of the recruitment process - turning down candidates after an application and an interview - needs to be considered carefully. A candidate who has been rejected badly, or not heard any feedback at all, has the power to damage your overall employer brand. Within the German ph...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    7 months ago

    A 2016 Gallup study found that 9 billion euro is lost annually in the German economy due to decreased productivity, as a result of burnout. Now classed as a recognisable illness by the World Health Organization, burnout is an occupational phenomenon which impacts both on workers as individuals and the morale and productivity of a workforce.Chronic stress and burnout happen i...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    7 months ago

    Leaving a role within the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany should, in theory, be a simple process, but resigning from your job with dignity involves more than handing in your notice. If your skills are in high demand and your work has been vital to your company, the pressure is on to keep your professional reputation intact while making a smooth transition to anoth...

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