June 15, 2015

Winning The War For Top Pharma Talent

My dad is an engineer, analytical and precise in every way. Growing up, whenever I went to him with a problem, his fix-all phrase would be, “It’s the little things that matter.” As I sit here now contemplating all that I have learned in the last 17 years of recruiting in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, that phrase pretty much sums it all up. Companies don’t need the best lab equipment money can buy or to offer free lunch and lattes at […]
April 1, 2015

We’ve launched DoIt4YourDaughters!

We’ve just launched #DoIt4YourDaughters, a social media movement to open the discussion and raise awareness on gender inequality in the workplace. Please check it out and learn how you can participate!  
March 27, 2015

Sealing the Deal: How to Nail Your Onsite Interview

You spotted your dream job on that innovative, up and coming company’s website. You took a red pen to your resume and edited it to showcase all of the core responsibilities of the job description. You crafted an articulate, thoughtful cover letter that demonstrates your genuine interest in not only the position, but the company’s future as well. All of your hard work landed you a phone interview – which you aced – and now you’ve been asked to come […]
November 26, 2014

The Most Important Quality an Employee Can Have

It’s a bold move as an organization to name one non-negotiable character that every employee absolutely needs to have. But it’s crucial to our growth as a company and the success of our staff that every person we employ is coachable. Receiving feedback is a concept that we all learn early on in the classroom and is reinforced throughout our childhood in the home and on the sports field. And it’s a notion that needs to be present in the […]
October 31, 2014

Creating a High-Performing Work Environment

As mentioned in our previous post, attitude supersedes skills when evaluating ideal candidates.  By now, you’ve taken this into consideration in your candidate evaluation and have hired a driven, curious and dynamic personality. You’ve trained them in the skills necessary to be successful in their position. Now you need this employee to contribute in a significant way to your organization to maximize the performance of your company. But how do you create a high-performing environment for this new employee to […]
September 18, 2014

Attitude > Skill

When looking to fill a role, often times hiring managers seek the most talented candidates with the sharpest set of technical skills. While expertise is important to have when filling high-level positions in a specific industry, a candidate’s attitude is a key component to assess as well. Attitude can even trump skill set when hiring for certain industries. Take sales, for example. The core foundation of the sales industry is people interacting with other people and seeking to influence them. […]
July 3, 2014

Social Learning

At any recruiting firm, the success of the business is reliant on the ability of the employees to build relationships with others. Recruiters must be able to connect and establish rapport with candidates in order to engage them throughout an entire interview to offer process. While the most successful recruiters are those who possess natural qualities like confidence and assertiveness, there are still key methods on how to train new hires on “selling” an opportunity to a passive candidate. The […]
May 20, 2014

What To Consider in Your Next Offer

Check out this teaser from Megan’s article on what options to weigh when considering an offer, to be featured in the AAPS Newsmagazine’s July issue… Searching for a new job can be an exhausting process and often times the only light at the end of the tunnel is being able to land an offer at the end of it all. While you may be inclined to sign the dotted line right away, and the employer is likely pushing you to do […]
February 27, 2014

Why Perks Matter

While most companies have a principal business goal that they tout as their mission, the underlying goal of every company is to build an organization where people want to work. Creating a culture of appreciation and fun can go a long way in recruiting new talent and retaining your top performers. Employee productivity is a core component to running a business and it’s a no brainer that happier employees are more productive employees. The big question is: how do you […]
January 31, 2014

The Open Office Space Debate

The debate over whether companies should adopt an open office design or a traditional enclosed work space has been a hot topic recently. While open floor plans have gained popularity over the years, no doubt correlated with its association as a “modern” concept, some companies are now choosing to build offices with divided, enclosed spaces.  Organizations originally embraced the idea of open work plans in order to foster a collaborative work environment and provide transparency throughout the hierarchical structure of […]