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Hiring in Life Sciences: Finding Skills and Building a Team in a Rapid-Growth Industry

Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer interface as medical conceptThe growth of the life sciences industry skyrocketed in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe. Revelations like mRNA technology have opened the doors for continued medical advancements and reemphasized the importance and longevity and sustained innovation in the life sciences industry.

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN HIRING A LIFE SCIENCES TEAM

The need for talent in this industry continues to boom, but as the candidate and job pool grows, companies are challenged with attracting talent to fit their needs and ensure long-term success. That's where we come in. Below are three useful steps for hiring your next life sciences employee. 

1. cLEARLY DEFINE THE ROLE AND IMPACT

When recruiting new professionals for roles in life sciences, provide thorough and detailed job descriptions to catch the attention of candidates whose skill sets fit the role and deter seekers whose experience and skills really are not a match. Gather input from your team to ensure the job description captures the position's responsibilities and expectations.

2. FIND TALENT FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS AND INNOVATIONS

Life sciences is an inherently innovative field and most candidates will have a passion for discovery, but their experiences and areas of interest could differ from those of your company. Ensure the role aligns with the candidate's long-term visions of growth potential, as well as your company's to create a strong foundation for a long-term working relationship.


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3. TAP INTO PROVEN TALENT-SOURCING PARTNERS

It can be challenging to determine if a candidate will be able to grow with your company just based on their resume and cover letter. Working with a talent sourcing partner can help you find experts who have skillsets that are nimble enough to serve on multiple projects and to evolve and innovate with your company.

We understand the nuances of finding the right expert employees to support every aspect of life sciences. We blend our staffing expertise with our deep understanding of the life sciences industries to recruit and place leading professionals. Download our eBook to receive more advice from our experts recruiting in this industry. 

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