Listen to BioTalk Podcast Featuring WorkForce Genetics’ and BioBuzz Media Founder Chris Frew
Frew discusses the BioHealth Capital Region’s life science workforce ecosystem and how the convergence of employer branding and talent acquisition is transforming the future of recruiting.
The podcast is a wide ranging, energetic discussion of Frew’s background, the state of play in the BHCR’s workforce ecosystem and how the days of posting to job boards as a talent acquisition strategy are over. Bendis and Frew do a deep dive into the state of the region, the BHCR’s booming cell and gene therapy and biomanufacturing niche and how the convergence of employer branding and talent attraction is disrupting traditional recruiting strategies as historically low unemployment has created fierce competition for the best and brightest.
Frew also touches on his entrepreneurial DNA, including the evolution of his startup WorkForce Genetics, which is a talent attraction and acquisition company focused on workforce solutions and employer branding for BHCR life science companies. Frew and Bendis also discuss the history of BioBuzz, the long-time BHCR networking staple that is now WorkForce Genetics’ media division.
If you’re interested in learning about the latest workforce trends and how storytelling is becoming the linchpin of strong, sustainable recruiting success, give this BioTalk episode a listen. It’s a rare opportunity to hear two of the most well-connected, insightful BHRC influencers talk shop.
Chris Frew is the Founder and CEO of Workforce Genetics, LLC (WGx), and BioBuzz Media to foster highly engaging experiences that connect people and companies across biohealth ecosystems. His insights into talent attraction, employer branding, and marketing have helped top companies to tackle their most pressing challenges in the new talent economy. Previously as Vice President at Breezio, a leading innovator in cloud-based online communities, he lead the development of the new Internship Network of Maryland (inMD) platform that was approved by Gov. Hogan in 2017. As Vice President of Tech USA’s Scientific Division Chris founded and ran a national staffing division operating at $23M annually when he left in 2015. Chris is passionate about impacting others, especially his family and his team, and helping to foster a strong community within the BioHealth Capital Region. He is a Maryland native and a graduate of Towson University.