November 9, 2012

How to Conduct a Successful Behavioral Interview

Behavioral interviewing focuses on how the interviewee has acted in past employment related situations based on skills, abilities, and knowledge with questions often starting with: “tell me about a time” “describe a time” etc. The idea is that past performance will correlate with future performance. Not sure what to ask during a behavioral interview? Here are some common questions: – Can you give me an example from your past when you had to make a quick decision under lots of […]
October 26, 2012

From AAPS 2012: Megan Driscoll on Winning the War for Top Pharma Talent 10/18/2012 By Agnes Shanley At the AAPS annual conference in Chicago this week, recruiter Megan Driscoll, founder and principal of Pharmalogics, led a discussion group on the job market for scientists and other senior life sciences professionals. The program, which featured seasoned HR professional panelists Britt Tasker with Perrigo, Angela Blomquist, with Upsher Smith, and Sara Gustafson withVertex Pharma, was aimed at pharmaceutical HR professionals. Nevertheless, it offered great insight for any pharmaceutical industry professional who is contemplating a […]
October 26, 2012

How to Write an Employee Handbook

The employee handbook is important to your organization’s growth and structure because it communicates to the employees just what the employer expects and what the company will provide in terms of a productive working environment. More importantly, it forces the employer to be consistent in the enforcement of company policy instead of allowing it to shift from person to person or situation to situation. Employees like to feel that they will receive equal treatment, regardless of the situation or position. […]
October 19, 2012

How to Conduct an Effective Exit Interview

Exit interviews are actually a formal process best handled by your human resource management. With an HR specialist, you can ensure an exit interview is properly conducted and informative. Because the primary purpose of the exit interview is to discover why the employee is leaving, you need to ensure the information gathered can be analyzed and put to good use to increase retention rates. Practicing the Right Principles Although there are a number of ways organizations prefer to conduct exit […]
October 5, 2012

“Winning the War for Top Talent” Featured on AAPS Blog

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 15 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 […]
October 3, 2012

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – BAA Half Marathon

Hello everyone, An employee of ours, Shelagh is running in the BAA Half Marathon this Sunday October 7 for the Dana – Farber Cancer Institute. “Since I graduated in May 2012, I have had no papers, exams or reading to complete (besides the Pharmalogics test!), so I wanted to give myself a new “assignment” of sorts. I figured there was no better way to challenge myself mentally and physically than to run a half marathon and support an organization that […]
September 18, 2012

What Employee Behaviors are signs of Intent to Quit?

We all go through highs and lows at work; but when is a bad mood more than a sign of just a bad day? With all of the work that goes into finding top talent for positions at your company, there’s no fast solution when an employee decides to seek (and accept) employment elsewhere. According to the article “Drive Turnover Down” by Adrienne Fox the low quit rate of the last 3 years is beginning to change. In May, the U.S. […]
September 14, 2012

“Braintree Recruitment Firm is Growing” – The Patriot Ledger September 14, 2012

BRAINTREE A firm that recruits employees for companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries has found itself growing right along with those industries. PharmaLogics Recruiting, which has been based in Braintree since 2003, recently opened a South Boston office. PharmaLogics has also rented space in San Francisco and is planning to open an office there by next year. The firm recruits biopharmaceutical professionals to fill vacancies at about 100 companies worldwide. The vacancies range from entry-level manufacturing jobs to executive […]
September 6, 2012

What are the top Reasons Employees Resign from their Job?

What are the top Reasons Employees Resign from their Job? The quit rate has remained low since 2009 as employees hunkered down, many thankful to have jobs. Executives “say they’re not worried about turnover right now because their turnover is low because there’s nowhere else for people to go,” explains David Allen, SPHR, professor of management at the University of Memphis. According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 U.S. Job Forecast report, the desire for higher compensation and feeling overworked were the top […]
August 20, 2012

BioPharma 101 Test

Hello everyone, Always striving to get to that next level and improve upon our skill set, PharmaLogics Recruiting employees took a BioPharma test. The test consisted of about 50 question all biopharma related. Employees who received an 100 on the test received a $500 bonus. A sample of the test is available below. To get a better idea of what the PharmaLogics culture is all about view and like our facebook page: PharmaLogics Recruiting