• The Work-Life Rebalance

    23 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    3 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

    3 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

    4 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

    4 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

    4 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

    4 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

    5 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

    6 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

    6 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

    7 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

    7 months 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

    7 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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

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

    8 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

    8 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

    8 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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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    8 months ago

    ​Should more biotech and pharma companies use artificial intelligence ​to increase the diversity of their candidate pools? Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color, according to the National Science Foundation. As we explored in the first part of this series, women of color are uniquely disadvantaged when seeking employment. From recruiters and hiring mangers, too ...

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

    9 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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