• The Importance of Employee Retention in the Life Sciences Industry

    about 1 month ago

    ​In the third quarter of 2022 alone, 3.5 millions Europeans decided to leave their jobs. If your life sciences company is already experiencing talent loss or you are concerned about this ongoing trend, it is essential to reconsider your employee retention strategy.In this article, EPM Scientific delves into the common factors contributing to poor retention, highlights the ad...

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  • Advantages of Permanent and Contract Employment in the Life Sciences Sector

    about 1 month ago

    ​If your life sciences company has a vacant position, you might be contemplating whether to opt for a permanent or contract hire. Having a clear understanding of the advantages associated with both choices will enable you to make the most informed decision for your business.EPM Scientific examines the benefits of hiring permanent employees, the advantages of hiring contract ...

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  • Managing Gen Z in the workplace in the life sciences industry

    about 1 month ago

    ​Projected to make up 27% of the global workforce by 2025, Generation Z is emerging as is a force to be reckoned with. Born between 1997 and 2012, this generation is characterized by passionate individualism, enjoying both collaboration and fierce competition, a strong affinity for technology in the life sciences workplace, and pragmatism.However, according to a recent surve...

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  • New and Evolving Technological Trends in the Life Sciences Industry

    about 1 month ago

    ​Valued at an impressive $2.83 trillion in 2023, the global life sciences industry encompasses biotechnology, medical technology, and pharmaceuticals, and owes its existence to technology. It's only logical that new and emerging technological trends now wield significant influence over the future of health and well-being.In this article, EPM Scientific delves into the impact...

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  • The Overhaul of European Pharmaceutical Legislation: Recruitment Implications

    2 months ago

    The European pharmaceutical landscape is on the precipice of substantial change. The recent draft of pharmaceutical regulations by the European Commission, which will be the most extensive overhaul in over two decades, is set to ripple through various aspects of the sector. From drug availability to environmental considerations, this reform touches on it all. A critical comp...

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  • Interview & Hiring Guidance

    7 months ago

    ​5 essential tips for employers, hiring managers, and HR on the hiring process in Life SciencesThe interview process, from initial phone call screenings and psychometric testing, to face to face interviews with the hiring manager and onsite tours, can often be a long and laborious process.So it is imperative to keep the interview process streamlined and engaged, to ensure ta...

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  • How to Avoid Bias in Job Descriptions

    7 months ago

    There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impactingevery level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors. Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and experience as possible to a workplace leads to integration, success and growth to those businesses w...

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  • Hiring Strategies & Management in Biotech

    10 months ago

    ​Should flexible working be a staple of job offers, and what are the best questions hiring managers should ask in a job interview?Here at EPM Scientific we hosted an exclusive gathering of Biotech companies to connect and learn from each other, answering the above questions and more. This exclusive round table discussion was led by EPM Scientific Germany experts in Clinical...

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  • The Virtual Recruitment Landscape: Reset and Reboot

    over 2 years ago

    ​The historical events of the past year made most firms pivot and re-evaluate their talent acquisition processes. Despite the resetting of traditional workplace rules, on the back of many businesses continuing to limit travel and in-person collaboration, what can be said for the virtual recruitment landscape then? ​At EPM Scientific, a subsidiary brand of the Phaidon Inter...

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  • Top Trends to Improve your ED&I Strategy

    over 2 years ago

    ​The global relevance of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), as a business value and organizing principle, remains a key concern for recruiters and many organizations. ED&I is a powerful enabler of innovation and growth; companies that lead with this progressive course of action, not only address systemic barriers, but drive impactful change within all areas of the corp...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    about 3 years 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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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    over 3 years 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

    over 3 years 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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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    over 3 years 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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  • Bringing Your Company to Life, Virtually: How to Remotely Onboard New Talent

    over 3 years 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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    over 3 years 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 Bethan Williams

    over 3 years 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 to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    about 4 years 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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    about 4 years 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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    about 4 years ago

    ​Hiring within the competitive job market of the German pharma and life sciences industry means when you find your ideal new hire, you will want to keep hold of them. When onboarding an employee onto a new role, it can take over a year to complete a comprehensive onboarding process which ensures your employee is productive and comfortable. Developing an onboarding process w...

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