While most companies state that diversity is a key priority, the move towards a more diverse workforce is taking much longer than expected. One of the main reasons for this is the recruitment processes in place, as they were not designed to ensure adequate representation. Women of color are poorly represented in senior life science roles, not because they are not able and ready to promote, but because the system is biased against them. Let’s look at some of the biggest obstacles they face when trying to progress.Continue reading “Women of Color – Offering Advancement and Diversity by Removing Hiring Hurdles”
The ‘Great Resignation’ is proving to be a big challenge for life science businesses all over the globe, and with more roles vacant than ever before, candidates really do have the pick of the bunch! Rather than trying to wow potential employees with packages that may or may not impress, why not show them what you are about and where you are heading so that they feel motivated and inspired at the thought of taking the journey with you?
A candidate-led market refers to the situation whereby, due to various factors, candidates are in control of the employment process. Candidates are often in demand from various employers and can make demands on salary and working hours among other things.
To consider which life sciences jobs are most in-demand in 2022 we can look at four sets of information as provided by job insight database EMSI/Burning Glass that will give us an insight into what life science recruiters are looking for most frequently.
It’s fair to say that your CV most often gives the very first impression of what to expect from you to the recruitment team or hiring manager. Therefore, you need to make sure that yours is well-crafted so that you can find the best roles for you in the life science sector.
While most people will agree there are multiple advantages to having an inclusive and respectful atmosphere in the workplace, too many organizations still struggle to implement effective diversity plans. However, despite the challenges, it’s clear that numerous benefits come with a diverse workforce, and this rings especially true when we consider the life science sector.
Research and development in the pharmaceutical industry is an exciting career path, with a plethora of career and job opportunities available for skilled graduates who have a strong background in the life sciences. Let’s take a look at some of the options available to life science job seekers in 2022.
It can be difficult to attract the most skilled and qualified candidates to roles within the life science industry – competition is strong, and demand is high. So, how can you make your vacancies really stand out so that the best applicants see them.
STEM industries are notorious for their low figures when it comes to female recruitment, and although the life sciences sector’s rates are somewhat better than the average, there is still a lot of work to do in this area.
Typically, women must work harder to prove their ability, and they are still facing bias from their work colleagues, especially when bringing work/life balance into the equation. Since workplace diversity is so important, there is an urgent need to address gender inequality in life science recruitment.
But how do organizations overcome their gender biases? How can they approach inclusivity more effectively?