• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    12 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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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    12 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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    12 months 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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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    12 months ago

    ​Finding the ideal candidate for a role within the pharma and life sciences in Germany can be a difficult task. Alongside many technical and skills-based specifications for roles, you also need to find a candidate who will make an ideal and long-term fit within the unique culture of your company. To find the right talent, you need to extend your recruitment strategies to loo...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    12 months ago

    ​Businesses within the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany are concerned with both attracting and retaining top talent to help companies grow and stay ahead in terms of skills and knowledge on the team. A great way of finding top talent is to look beyond the local talent pool and hire talent from across the globe. To do this, companies are now expected to put together...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    12 months ago

    ​Hiring within the German pharma and life sciences sector can feel like a battle to secure top talent in the industry, and once you have secured those skilled workers, you won’t want to let them go. Many companies solve this by making higher salary offers to those who have announced that they are leaving for a more lucrative offer with a rival. Counter-offers are often accep...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    about 1 year ago

    ​Hiring within the busy German pharma and life sciences can be difficult when skilled candidates are in high demand. When hiring for crucial positions, you may find that candidates will be handling offers from several companies and are considering their options. Taking a strategic approach to salary negotiations will help them run smoothly and secure your ideal candidate qui...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    about 1 year ago

    ​A 2018 report by the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) revealed a large gap in STEM talent available in Germany, with over 300,000 unfilled positions across the country. Pharma and life sciences companies must now work on attracting the best scientific talent available, with aims to recruit globally to overcome any shortages. Engaging exceptional talent requires workin...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    about 1 year ago

    ​Berlin is growing into a hub for the pharma, life sciences and MedTech industries, with more than 500 companies employing 30,000 people in Germany’s capital, with continual growth reflected in an increasing employment rate. Companies across Germany are looking for skilled recruits with a knowledge of both biology and tech, leading to fierce competition among hiring managers...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    over 2 years ago

    ​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard to fill the role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:...

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