May 10, 2018

PharmaLogics Attends Raise Up Massachusetts on Behalf of Business For a Fair Minimum Wage

Earlier this week, Megan Driscoll had the opportunity to speak at Raise up Massachusetts about raising the state minimum wage to $15. She was invited by Holly Sklar, CEO of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, and spoke on behalf of Business For a Fair Minimum Wage, a national network of business owners and executives who believe a fair minimum wage makes good business sense. Nearly 300 business owners and executives across the state have currently endorsed the Massachusetts Business for […]
April 24, 2018

How to Create a Continuing Educational Program for your Organization

Whether employees are seasoned professionals or recent college graduates, if they’re serious about their careers, they know they’ll have to continue to learn and grow if they want to climb the ladder. In most cases, they will have to seek training externally through conferences and seminars. As an organization, offering continuing educational programs to employees is a fantastic perk that can be extremely beneficial in engaging employees and also preventing unwanted turnover. A recent poll  reports that 41% of employees who […]
April 18, 2018

Mastering your Telephone Interview

Candidates often spend lots of time on the process of finding job openings. Hours go into scanning LinkedIn or Indeed for opportunities, making phone calls, and emailing résumés out, all in hopes of creating interest in their candidacy. Because so much work goes into getting noticed and landing a phone interview, often time’s candidates have little energy left to adequately prepare for the call. Below are some simple suggestions to ensure that all your hard work in attaining a phone […]
March 26, 2018

Strategies for Selecting & Working Effectively with a Recruiter

Building a relationship with a recruiter is important, even if you are not actively looking for a new position.   A good recruiter can keep you informed of opportunities that would potentially interest you given your particular family needs and career goals.  This is also a good way to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry and to hear about new and emerging companies. It is not unusual for a professional in the biopharmaceutical industry to receive 10 calls […]
March 14, 2018

How to Get Noticed with a Great Resume

The primary purpose of a resume is to allow a hiring manager to determine if you have the technical skills, educational background, and work experience to perform well in the job you’ve applied for.  However, there’s a reason job offers aren’t made based on your resume alone. The hiring team will conduct further interviews to determine whether this position will be a good cultural fit, as well as whether you have the personality, work ethic, motivation and other “soft skills” […]
March 8, 2018

Top 20 Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing In The Bio-Pharma Industry

Candidates often spend lots of time on the process of searching job opportunities.  Hours go in to scanning LinkedIn and Indeed, making phone calls, preparing, and emailing resumes out, all in hopes of creating interest in their candidacy. Because so much work goes in to getting noticed and landing a phone or face to face interview, often times, there is little energy left to adequately prepare for the opportunity to actually interview.  Below are some simple suggestions to ensure that […]
February 22, 2018

How To Avoid The Wrong Hire

Hiring the wrong person for the job can send ripples across multiple functions of your organization. Hiring the right people is one of the most overlooked processes within small companies that are in growth mode. Bringing on a new employee that does not fit the culture of the company nor have the correct technical skills can lead to unwanted expenses, wasted time and resources, and it can be detrimental to the work environment. Here are a few way to help […]
February 8, 2018

Time Kills All Deals: Eliminate The Obstacles That Are Impending Your Recruiting Efforts

Hiring is a time consuming process typically eating up 20% of a hiring manager’s workweek. Managers have enough on their plate even before they spend time reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, debriefing with interview teams, checking references etc. It is imperative to plan and manage the process efficiently such that the right candidate gets hired with as little interruption to other responsibilities as possible. There are some simple steps to make the recruiting process more economical. Identify the key skills needed […]
January 30, 2018

Progressive Perks: How to Build a Strategic Employee Benefits Package

When evaluating an offer from a company, candidates often immediately focus in on the base salary of the position. While starting salary is, and should continue to be, a factor in considering any reasonable offer, a strong perks and benefits package is an equally important part of a compensation package to evaluate.  A salary can dictate how you are financially rewarded for your work, but a well thought out perks platform can offer a number of benefits for your employee […]
January 15, 2018

How to Hire the Top Talent

  In such a competitive industry, every company is looking for a way to get ahead.  You may have the newest equipment or the most cutting edge technology, but these are things that can be duplicated by your competition.  What they cannot duplicate are your employees, because it is your employees who bring innovative ideas to fruition.  They are the ones who drive sales and profits.  In order to hire top talent, you need to have a plan.  Here are […]