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

    3 months ago

    In Switzerland, many businesses in the Life Sciences industry are learning a new way to do operate their business. Amid uncertain times, it's difficult to know what the "right" thing to do is. Although there's much office work and physical presence, there's a massive increase in medical care, and remote working. If you are a hiring manager and you've put a lot of time and e...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    4 months ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put increased pressure on the Life Science Industry, with many companies are 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 in...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    4 months ago

    The hiring process has changed dramatically for many companies due to 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 Switzerland than ever before, this could be an opportunity to adapt your recruitment process. Video interviews create more opportunity for both c...

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  • Recap of RAPS Switzerland Chapter “Risk Management Revisited”

    4 months ago

    ​The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. A couple of times a year its Switzerland Chapter holds a number of professional development and networking activities where att...

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

    6 months ago

    If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, January can be a difficult time to keep motivated at work. The festive season already seems like a distant memory, with bad weather and increasing debt levels putting a stopper to any possible cheer. All these factors lead to the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you turn the day around. Foll...

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  • How to Write a Winning CV for Biotech and Pharma

    7 months ago

    ​So, you have decided to branch out of the world of academia and into industry. Switzerland is certainly an opportune place to find a new industry job. Long known as one of the world's major innovative hubs, Switzerland has been ranked first on the Global Innovation Index for eight years in a row, despite holding just 0.1% of the world's population. Many global pharma and bi...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    8 months ago

    ​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A quantitative study by MassBio showed that although women make up half of the entry-level positions in biotech, they fill only 20 percent of senior leadership slots and 10 percent of board seats. While a 2017 study of the US biotech industry by Natu...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    8 months ago

    ​The candidate experience can be a frustrating one, especially when applying for specialised roles in a technical sector such as pharma and life sciences, where complex skill sets are demanded and recruitment cycles can be slow.  Waiting weeks or even months after an interview only to receive a cold, automated email rejection is a weak candidate experience, and one which cou...

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

    8 months ago

    ​When hiring within the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector, a candidate’s educational history and experience is vitally important to the technical nature of the work, where certain skills will be required. However, if you are faced with many identical CVs for a popular role, hiring managers will need to look beyond the CV to find a candidate which is an ideal fit for y...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    8 months ago

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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

    8 months ago

    Hiring and training costs are high in the global pharma and life sciences sector, and hearing a skilled employee is handing in their resignation can strike fear into the hearts of managers. If a worker is truly irreplaceable, it can be a solution to create a counter-offer to keep your employee retained and providing value to your institution. However, though counter-offers ...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    8 months ago

    ​Hiring within pharma and life sciences can involve long recruitment cycles, and new hires can be overwhelmed by ‘information overload’ on their first day, as processes and workflows are quickly introduced so your new employee can quickly turn to the task at hand. It is the responsibility of HR professionals and HR management to create an action plan which will help new hir...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    8 months ago

    An effective employee relocation package upon hiring top talent can be an excellent long-term investment if you have found an employee who will provide valuable specialist knowledge and skills to your company within the global pharma and life sciences sector.You don’t want to hire an employee who feel unsupported while making a stressful move, and entering their new role fee...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    8 months ago

    ​Professionals talk to each other in the global pharma and life sciences sector, and you may find that your reputation already precedes you when applying for roles within the sector. If you quit a role in a sudden and dramatic way which burns bridges, your actions may come back to haunt you. Even if you hate your current role, it is better to leave your employer singing your...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    8 months ago

    ​Receiving a job offer after a long application and interview process can feel like winning the lottery, especially within the pharma and life sciences sector where employees need complicated skill sets and recruitment cycles can take a long time. However, there is much to consider before you say ‘yes’ to a job offer. Taking a job offer is making a decision about how you wil...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    8 months ago

    ​Day one of a new role in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector is a nerve wracking experience. It has taken a lot of effort to win the role, but now it is time to face the challenge of adapting to a new working environment.  The first day is often a whirl of information, learning a lot of new names and running through a lot of processes you are likely to forget the n...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    9 months ago

    ​If you are currently only applying to jobs directly, through job boards or LinkedIn, you should consider the exceptional added value that comes from working with a specialist recruiter with experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Niche recruiters are dedicated to becoming experts in the sector, and understanding the evolving needs and in-demand skills o...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    9 months ago

    ​Finding skilled and talented candidates for roles in the demanding pharma and life sciences sector can be a difficult process, especially for specialised roles in advanced technologies. In some cases in this busy job market, you may find your candidate is demanding a higher salary than you previously budgeted for. Negotiating salary can sometimes be tricky for employers, bu...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    9 months ago

    ​Is your boss blind to your value? In the fast-paced pharma and life sciences sector, if you’re not growing, you’re falling behind. A stalling career leads to frustration, dissatisfaction and an overall decrease in productivity. If your boss is not helping you identify opportunities to learn and challenge your skills, both you and your boss are losing out. If you are not hav...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    9 months ago

    ​Many roles in the pharma and life sciences sector relies on collaboration and positive relationships with your colleagues to achieve success. However, if you are faced by a coworker who displays toxic behaviour such as gossiping or taking credit for other’s work, it can quickly destroy the productivity of a team and slow the progress of your projects. Worse yet, working wit...

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