Understanding the Differences Between a Search Firm and a Staffing Agency

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At Workforce Genetics we often find that clients and even some junior recruiters we speak with don’t quite understand the difference between Staffing Agencies and Search Firms when it comes to specifics within the recruiting industry.

My Career Journey: Alexis Staten, Life Sciences Recruiter at Workforce Genetics

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Former lab scientist Alexis Staten recently joined Workforce Genetics (WFGX) as a Life Sciences Recruiter. Alexis brings a unique background in customer service and lab experience to her new role. She joins an experienced, growing biopharma talent recruiting team at Workforce Genetics and joins Paul Streng, another recent hire, as a former scientist turned life sciences recruiter.  

How I Got Here: Paul Streng, Senior Life Science Talent Consultant at Workforce Genetics

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Former scientist and veteran life sciences recruiter Paul Streng recently joined Workforce Genetics (WFGX) as a Senior Life Science Talent Consultant. Paul brings a wealth of diverse experience to his new role, including a successful executive recruiting track record coupled with deep experience as a lab supervisor, a field application scientist and a life science product manager and marketer.

BioBuzz Media Completes Inaugural University of Maryland Blockchain Accelerator Program

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BioBuzz Media, the go-to community platform for biotech job seekers and industry professionals looking to access employers and plug into regional biotech communities, today announced its completion of the inaugural University of Maryland Blockchain Accelerator program. BioBuzz and other participating companies pitched to more than 70 attendees, including investors, mentors and industry leaders at Demo Day on May 4, 2022. 

BioBuzz Media Awards NFTs to 2021 Annual Award Winners at Baltimore Celebration

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BioBuzz Media Awards NFTs to 2021 Annual Award Winners at Baltimore Celebration
Awards recognize regional life science trailblazers in the BioHealth Capital Region
BALTIMORE, MD (May 5, 2022) – BioBuzz Media, a platform for industry professionals and job seekers looking to plug into regional biotech communities, recently celebrated the distinguished winners of the 2021 BioBuzz Awards. The event, which was attended by over 125 industry leaders, executives and professionals, was held at the new City Garage Science & Technology Center in Baltimore’s developing Port Covington neighborhood and was sponsored by Workforce Genetics, Scheer Partners, South Duvall, Weller Development, Fulton Bank, and Steer, LLC. The BioTechnical Institute (BTI) of Maryland was also a nonprofit workforce development partner.
The BioBuzz Awards were started in 2020 to celebrate the exciting and groundbreaking work being done by the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science community and the individuals that make innovation happen across the region.
Finalists are selected based on solicited nominations, with the community voting to determine the winners. This year there were over 4,500 votes total, more than double the number of votes from the awards’ inaugural year. Awards are distributed to winners as digital art non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
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In Conversation: Jeff Caskey, Biotech Recruiting Manager, WorkForce Genetics

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We caught up with Jeff Caskey of WorkForce Genetics (WFGX), a leading life sciences recruiting search firm, to discuss his professional journey, why recruiting became his passion, and how he’s managed to achieve work-life balance despite the rigorous demands of his profession.

5 Questions With Heather Mudrick, Clinical Practice Director at Workforce Genetics

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Heather has been in the clinical and life science recruiting business for 28 years, including running her own firm, Clintel Services, Inc., for sixteen of them. Prior to closing the company in 2019, Heather helped to grow the company into a leading clinical search firm with a trusted reputation for quality and service among many of the top pharma, biotech, CROs, and medical device companies. Heather has a proven track record of developing long-term client and candidate relationships and delivering exceptional results with experience in Clinical, Regulatory, Drug Safety, R&D, Medical Affairs, and Manufacturing. She enjoys spending her down time with her two grown children, watching TV with her two french bulldogs on her lap, or hanging with friends and enjoying dinner and drinks.

Steve Surdez Joins WorkForce Genetics as Senior Content Specialist

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WorkForce Genetics welcomes Steve Surdez as its new Senior Content Specialist. Steve is a familiar face to the BioBuzz community, having served as a contract writer for the past four years. In this role he will be responsible for writing and developing content across several fronts, with a focus on developing compelling content for BioBuzz’s Featured Employers.

5 Questions With Laura Frew, Scientific Recruiter at Workforce Genetics

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Workforce Genetics is a life science search firm that is trusted by top growth stage and venture-backed biotech companies to attract and recruit the top talent they need to grow their business and bring their technologies to patients. It also happens to be the parent company of BioBuzz Media. Laura was one of the first recruiters in the company and has since built a great career and reputation for delivering exceptional candidate experiences.

Ezekiel Kelley Joins Workforce Genetics as Director of Operations and Workforce Development Solutions

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Workforce Genetics welcomes Ezekiel Kelley as the new Director of Operations and Workforce Development Solutions. Ezekiel will establish and implement efficient operating systems to drive growth across the whole organization – including the Recruiting and BioBuzz divisions. Additionally, he will be the head architect for building innovative new workforce solutions; including a new online community and talent marketplace that seeks to expand access to virtual workforce development and education tools, increase career mobility, and democratize access to rewarding life science careers.