Overcoming recruiting barriers to attract and retain top biosciences talent

By on April 9, 2019

The complexity of the biosciences (biotech and biopharma) industry from the drug development process (early stage development to clinical trials and commercialization) to the increase in the number of mergers and acquisitions – all coupled with historical unemployment rates in the US – has led to a difficult talent crunch in the biosciences space. More skilled and qualified candidates are needed...

5 Things Your Managers Should Do to Keep Your Employees

By on September 4, 2018

A good manager can make or break your experience at an organization. I bet if you thought back on all of the positions you’ve held, you stayed longer at the ones where you liked your boss.   So it’s just silly when organizations blame their employee attrition on compensation alone. That just seems like a cop-out and isn’t doing your organization any favors. According to a Gallup poll, at...

Unlimited Vacation: Too Good to Be True?

By on January 24, 2017

If it feels like you and your co-workers are taking fewer vacation days than in the past, well, you most certainly are. According to a Project: Time Off survey of approximately 5,600 Americans working more than 35 hours per week, over half of us left unused vacation on the table in 2015. This translates into an average of 16.2 vacation days taken for the year — a big decline from the average...

The Slow Death of the Annual Performance Review

By on September 20, 2016

More and more companies are making the move away from annual performance reviews in favor of providing frequent, real-time feedback to employees. It’s been a year since Accenture decided to dump performance appraisals and just one year later this is what CHRO Ellyn Shook, had to say: “Investing significant time in annual, backward-looking performance appraisals and figuring out the holy grail of...

How to Keep Your Keepers

By on July 20, 2016

Back when I graduated college, it was basically a guarantee that if you had a nice resume, learned how to answer basic interview questions and had the slightest idea what you wanted to do with your life, you were on the right track to find a job. Then 2008 happened and the college graduate was faced with a scary concept — no matter how badly you want one, there just aren’t enough jobs for...

Your Talent is Looking Elsewhere: What Should You Do?

By on September 17, 2015

There are many reasons why people decide to make a job change but, according to a LinkedIn survey, job seekers cited the opportunity for career advancement as the number one reason for leaving their current position. Employers: If you’re not looking internally first to fill your organization’s openings, then you’re making it even easier for existing talent to look elsewhere. Here are a few...

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