The division of labor has been a huge part of history, impacting the way we run our workforces and supporting the need for job separation. It is the norm to give each person their own specific tasks to complete that are defined by their job description. The problem with this concept is that it no longer fits in the modern workplace, often stifling individuals or resulting in the wrong person for the job struggling to achieve the outcomes required. Rather than continuing in the same vein, swapping to a skills-based organization may be the change that you need!
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Women in life science have been historically underrepresented, especially when it comes to leadership positions, but is that about to change? The ongoing demand for female leaders is beginning to show gains in industries such as finance and tech, leaving us pretty certain that life science is sure to follow.
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No matter how hard we work to do our best within our jobs there will always be occasions where we slip up and make mistakes. Sadly, many people are quick to find fault with themselves and can be incredibly critical of their efforts, creating a negative work environment that leaves them wanting to look elsewhere. How leaders respond in these situations can help to set the tone for the wider workplace and an emerging trend that focuses on compassionate leadership is helping to change the way that people see their mistakes.
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The Great Resignation, lack of applicants, and low retention rates are all common problems in the life science sector. As the pressure mounts, more employees are feeling burned out and undervalued as leaders work to fund new solutions to problems that feel impossible. Company leaders are not blind to this issue with nearly 50% of chief execs telling the Deloitte CEO survey that being able to find and keep the best employees is one of the biggest problems in talent acquisition right now. Rather than riding this doomed wave, there is one solution that seems to have strength – keeping on top of your team’s mental and physical health.
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When Facebook announced its name change to Meta in October 2021, the idea of a metaverse became a reality for millions of people who had never heard of the term before. Tech experts on the other hand were revelling in the growing interest in the virtual world. While Meta is just one way that a company is harnessing the metaverse for a social media reason there are many others that can see a future for life sciences online, utilizing this new power to improve outcomes. We took a look at how the metaverse could work to improve access to clinical trials and ensure a more diverse population takes part.
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The role of women in life sciences has moved forward with pace and the industry now boasts female leaders, female discoveries, and even Nobel Peace Prize winners but is this enough? The stark reality still remains that women are still hugely underrepresented in the upper echelons of life science organizations, with men holding 69% of all executive roles and still being paid more than their female counterparts. As more companies work towards a more balanced gender representation, we took a look at some of the strategies that can be implemented to help appeal to all.
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At first glance, the idea of hybrid working for lab-based roles may seem impossible but the pandemic helped us to see that there are ways of creating a flexible working environment that offers employees the opportunity to enjoy a long-term hybrid arrangement. Find out some of the ways that you can make hybrid models work for your team.
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Finding the right candidates for executive-level positions is high on the list of problems that life science organizations are currently facing. It’s part of a wider shortage of qualified talent and is proving to be one of the biggest problems facing the industry today. A recent survey by Gartner has shown that failing to create the right talent acquisition strategy is one of the biggest reasons that companies are failing to fill vacant executive posts. Rather than being part of the problem, why not improve your executive talent search and buck the trend?
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When the FDA shared its findings about the low representation of minority groups in clinical trials and recommend that trials needed to work towards better representation of minorities, many people were quick to argue that there was no substance to back up their recommendations. Yet, when you consider that 75% of the candidates who take part in trials are white, 8% are black, 6% are Asian and 11% are Hispanic it is clear that there is a lot to be done to level the playing field.
Since the findings were published, many experts have now come forward to share why they believe diversity is the key to improved trial outcomes. We’ve shared the main reasons below to provide the explanation that many people have been missing.
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Recruitment is an ongoing issue for the majority of life science companies across the world, with a declining amount of qualified people for the glut of jobs that are available. In the US, the financial crisis that has hit the life science industry also threatens to make recruitment even harder than it is! Rather than succumbing to the problems, take a look at our advice and learn how to recruit well even when finances are not as available as they once were! Continue reading “Getting the Best Without Giving the Most – How to Recruit Well During a Financial Crisis”