Working in the Life Science industry is both exciting and rewarding, but when you are given the challenge of recruiting new staff in addition to your current role, then you can be left feeling alone and overwhelmed, especially with the ongoing shortages in the field. Worryingly, there is a growing trend in Life Science that someone who holds a senior post and undertakes extensive levels of work is considered the best person to be responsible for finding new talent.
The Challenges Faced in the Life Science Field
In reality, the field of Life Science isn’t experiencing a simple lack of qualified people; it is also undergoing a shift in regulation, a growing number of stakeholders, and constantly evolving leadership needs. To find the right people and keeping them in post is not just difficult; it verges on impossible! This then leaves you with the pressure to choose between completing your tasks or spending every day searching for decent talent.
If you face a tough conversation with your employer on whether they want you to do your job or find new people, then maybe it is time to outsource the responsibility to a consultancy that can make a difference?
Why Generic Recruitment No Longer Works
Many of the people we talk to explain that they do not have time for personalized recruitment drives and must stick to more traditional recruitment methods to balance their other workload. However, the issue with this is that you are left with a candidate pool that has not been carefully screened, meaning the individuals you may then recruit do not always have the traits or skills you are looking for.
Hiring individuals that are not ideal for roles may appear to plug the gap for a short period, but you will then be left with personnel issues, training needs, and stress that may have been avoidable if you had found the best person the first time around. Ultimately, to reduce your stress and your workload, you need to hire outstanding people who want to stay with your company for the long term.
How GeneCoda® Can Make a Real Difference
The first thing you need to understand is that you are not alone in your dilemma! At GeneCoda®, we take many calls every day from executives who cannot find the volume and suitability of candidates needed to plug the gap. We recognize that the current staffing crisis is not just stressful, but it is stifling the drive forward that is needed in Life Science right now.
As a team, we have tried and tested experience in the Life Science sector and specialize in finding you the right people. We manage this by maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the current market and work alongside you to understand exactly what you are looking for in the candidates you want us to recruit. If you want to organize a time to talk to us about your needs, then get in touch and let us find what you are looking for.