• Locked Down and Upskilled

    14 days ago

    ​The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation? Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or ...

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  • Virtual Panel Talk: The Effect of the Pandemic on Productivity in Life Sciences

    about 1 month ago

    ​Ahead of International Women’s Day, we invited female industry experts to gain insights on how they have managed the pandemic as leaders and what long-term effects we can expect in their field. Hosted by Isabel Kennedy, the panel discussed recent changes to the industry and how this affects productivity in different areas of life sciences.

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    3 months ago

    ​It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection.

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  • BioNTech Recognises EPM Scientific (part of Phaidon International) as Key Support Partner for Covid-19 Vaccine

    3 months ago

    ​Phaidon International, the parent brand of EPM Scientific, is honoured to be recognised for its part in BioNTech's journey towards a successful vaccine against Covid-19.​The German-based biotechnology company who was the first to bring a successful vaccine against Covid-19 to market, acknowledges key partners in making this historic achievement possible.Ugur Sahin, CEO and ...

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  • EPM Scientific at Virtual.MEDICA 2020

    5 months ago

    ​EPM Scientific exhibited at this year's MEDICA Trade Fair, taking place entirely online as virtual.MEDICA 2020​The world-leading information and communication platform for the medical technology industry took place from 16 to 19 November 2020, and for the first time in its history it was held fully virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.Thousands of medical technology prof...

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  • The Work-Life Rebalance

    6 months ago

    ​We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they are able to – res...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    7 months ago

    ​​​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will b...

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  • Job Confidence Index 2020

    9 months ago

    In this complex social and economic climate, it can be hard to understand how current and prospective employees are feeling and thinking. Thanks to our expansive network, we are able to gauge the sentiment and aspirations of the life sciences workforce in Europe, and share that vital information with you. The EPM Scientific Job Confidence Index 2020 is a new annual report th...

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  • The Workplace Evolution

    9 months ago

    With workers slowly returning to the office across Europe, the life sciences workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workspace, the short term will mostly...

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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    9 months ago

    ​​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be. HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.​Anxiety about the workforce is not new: a recent PWC study found 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat concerned about thei...

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  • Working from Home is the Key to Diversity

    9 months ago

    ​The Covid-19 pandemic has put working-from-home firmly on the agenda. A recent poll by Phaidon International found that 81% of the life sciences workforce want their employer to continue offering working-from-home flexibility. However, 1 in 5 employees believe their employer would reject any attempt to negotiate a more flexible working arrangement.   Organizations who respo...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    10 months ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great pr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    10 months ago

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the life sciences sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human commun...

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  • The Five Soft Skills Needed for Remote Working

    11 months 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

    11 months 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

    12 months 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 1 year 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

    about 1 year ago

    In Germany and all over Europe, 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 is less physical presence, there is 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 se...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    about 1 year 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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    about 1 year 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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