March 22, 2017

How Top-Tier Companies Make Job Offers

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Making a strong financial offer to a job candidate is clearly important, but there are many other things that top-tier companies do to increase the likelihood that they close the deal. The life sciences sector is in the midst of an extremely competitive, candidate driven job market. Companies are battling one another for the same scientific talent. Recruiting in this market often means trying to convince a candidate to leave a job in order to join your team. The most […]
January 24, 2017

Join Our Team: Big Pay Raises Bring Big Benefits

Yesterday, we were featured in The Boston Globe. Check out the article below on our pay raise initiative in 2015 and the benefits it has had for our business and company culture the past year. WE ARE HIRING so please contact our Staffing Manager, Brittany, at bcastro@pharmalogicsrecruiting.com for more information! Big pay raises bring big benefits, Quincy firm decides PharmaLogics Recruiting employees joined CEO Megan Driscoll and Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments (center), at a company gathering.  By Katie […]
August 4, 2016

Germantown Community Day

The PharmaLogics team spent the day today at the Germantown Neighborhood Center supporting their Community Day. Germantown is an organization we have worked with closely over the years – assembling gifts around the holidays, donating food, mentoring students, helping out in their food pantry, and many other events that positively impact the Germantown staff and the community they support. Today was our first Community Day and it’s safe to say, we had a blast. PLR staff assisted with a water […]
January 27, 2016

Strategies for a Successful Interview in the Bio-pharma Industry

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The presentation portion of your interview is make or break. If your scientific presentation is poor it is highly unlikely you will get the job for which you are interviewing. To avoid this misfortune there are three actions you can take to increase your chances of having presentation success: Ask the hiring manager for guidance in regards to picking a topic; practice, practice, practice; and anticipate questions and prepare answers.   Ask for help Do not be shy about calling […]
June 15, 2015

Winning The War For Top Pharma Talent

My dad is an engineer, analytical and precise in every way. Growing up, whenever I went to him with a problem, his fix-all phrase would be, “It’s the little things that matter.” As I sit here now contemplating all that I have learned in the last 17 years of recruiting in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, that phrase pretty much sums it all up. Companies don’t need the best lab equipment money can buy or to offer free lunch and lattes at the […]
March 27, 2015

Sealing the Deal: How to Nail Your Onsite Interview

You spotted your dream job on that innovative, up and coming company’s website. You took a red pen to your resume and edited it to showcase all of the core responsibilities of the job description. You crafted an articulate, thoughtful cover letter that demonstrates your genuine interest in not only the position, but the company’s future as well. All of your hard work landed you a phone interview; which you aced; and now you’ve been asked to come on site […]
November 26, 2014

The Most Important Quality an Employee Can Have

It’s a bold move as an organization to name one non-negotiable character that every employee absolutely needs to have. But it’s crucial to our growth as a company and the success of our staff that every person we employ is coachable. Receiving feedback is a concept that we all learn early on in the classroom and is reinforced throughout our childhood in the home and on the sports field. And it’s a notion that needs to be present in the […]
October 31, 2014

Creating a High-Performing Work Environment

As mentioned in our previous post, attitude supersedes skills when evaluating ideal candidates. By now, you’ve taken this into consideration in your candidate evaluation and have hired a driven, curious and dynamic personality. You’ve trained them in the skills necessary to be successful in their position. Now you need this employee to contribute in a significant way to your organization to maximize the performance of your company. But how do you create a high-performing environment for this new employee to […]
September 18, 2014

Attitude > Skill

When looking to fill a role, often times hiring managers seek the most talented candidates with the sharpest set of technical skills. While expertise is important to have when filling high-level positions in a specific industry, a candidate’s attitude is a key component to assess as well. Attitude can even trump skill set when hiring for certain industries. Take sales, for example. The core foundation of the sales industry is people interacting with other people and seeking to influence them. […]
July 3, 2014

Social Learning

At any recruiting firm, the success of the business is reliant on the ability of the employees to build relationships with others. Recruiters must be able to connect and establish rapport with candidates in order to engage them throughout an entire interview to offer process. While the most successful recruiters are those who possess natural qualities like confidence and assertiveness, there are still key methods on how to train new hires on “selling” an opportunity to a passive candidate. The […]