In the pharma/biotech space, talent generally gets to choose where they want to work. But in order to make an informed choice, they require specific, differentiated information about potential employers and what kind of culture, values, and working experience they can expect.
Organizational Growing Pains: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Throughout my career in HR, I’ve been part of several organizations that had rapid growth and experienced a great deal of growing pains and, in some cases, turnover. Whether the growth is due to a recent successful IPO, approved drug by the FDA, new clients, investors and/or increased need for a particular product or service, the pain is real!
7 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out to Life Science Employers and Recruiters
I often get questions from academics about how to increase their success with industry and biotech job applications. When I go to their LinkedIn I keep seeing their profiles fall into the same traps mine did when I was first applying. With that, I wanted to share seven points to increase recruiter engagement – leading to more screening calls, interviews, and job offers.
The Ins and Outs of Manual Visual Inspection
Manual visual inspections include everything from filling the product, inspecting it, and acceptance sampling (AQL), which means a certain amount of product is scrutinized at a higher level. If a certain percentage of the total amount being tested shows defects, the entire batch must be addressed. Continuing education following training is important; industry trends are moving so quickly, and adapting so dramatically, it is challenging to keep up with these regulatory guidances, which are revised and updated periodically. The responsibility is on the manufacturer. Just a few examples of FDA’s guidance with respect to manual visual inspections include:
Developing Life Sciences: 4 Ways to Deliver Facilities Faster
Life sciences facilities are highly customizable and highly sought-after by potential tenants. The current market has created opportunities to convert existing office or retail space to labs or research development space on a fast timeline – driven by factors like low vacancies and high rents. For developers seeking to begin this type of project, speed to market and flexibility are the most important aspects.
Looking Ahead: Cybersecurity Threats for Life Sciences
Cybercriminals have engaged in cyberattacks against healthcare organizations for years, and ransomware continues to be relevant despite efforts to combat it. Data breaches remain a common issue, and companies remain vulnerable. Threats are evolving and becoming more sophisticated and effective, with attack vectors increasingly used. Managed service providers, supply chains, and open source software are among those being compromised. And while Governments are increasingly aggressive in fighting back, healthcare organizations have as big a role as ever in defending themselves.
Pursuing Balance in the New Year
Whether it be at work or in your personal life, January is a time where people set their New Years intentions and goals into motion. For many, those goals might include being more intentional in your time management so you can find a sense of balance. February is just around the corner, though, and we all know what tends to happen – you taper off. This often involves saying “yes” to things we never intended to, leading us right back into an unbalanced lifestyle and the stress that comes with it.