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7 Data Management Strategies for Clinical Project Managers

Posted by Date Posted: January 20, 2022 Posted in Brio News

  Whenever a new clinical study takes place, the clinical project manager has already been preparing for it. Determining the effectiveness of a drug or other treatment results from intensive planning, collaboration, analysis, and especially, communication. Many project managers find themselves conducting decentralized clinical trials (DCTs), where they often face unique challenges. Overall, DCTs provide…

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Decentralization is the Future for Clinical Trial Managers

Posted by Date Posted: January 06, 2022 Posted in Brio News

Today’s clinical trial managers have an incredible career opportunity ahead of them. They can embrace clinical trial decentralization or return to clinical trial methodologies that orbit around a tightly gathered nexus of central control. In the past, clinical trial participants came to a centralized location such as a university, hospital, clinic, or similar site. Often…

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Clinical Trial Managers: Demand Continues to Grow

Posted by Date Posted: December 16, 2021 Posted in Brio News

The role of a clinical trial manager is one of complexity, challenge, and fulfillment. It’s also one of the fastest-growing sectors in clinical research. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need to fill clinical management positions outpaces the job growth of other vacancies in the same industry. Biomedical labs, hospitals, and pharmaceutical…

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Clinical Project Managers: Their Role Determines Your Success

Posted by Date Posted: December 02, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  Clinical project managers know how to pay attention to detail. Clinical research projects depend on their project managers to coordinate every aspect of a trial. During the process, the clinical research manager will take on multiple roles. However, their precision and focus on timing can make – or break – a research trial. Why…

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Biotech Interview Tips: Understand the Role First and Foremost

Posted by Date Posted: November 18, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  Biotechnology opportunities are more abundant than Petri dishes in a lab, and there are almost as many niches to which you can devote your career. Pharmacology, infectious disease control, and prosthetics engineering are some of the specializations from which you can choose. Your training and/or degree in biotechnology may give you entry into one…

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Improve These Soft Skills to Help You Succeed in the Clinical Research Industry

Posted by Date Posted: November 04, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  You know the clinical research industry, and you’ve got the hard skills needed to perform well in your chosen career. But what about your soft skills? Although your work in clinical research will be exceptionally regulated, you’ll be expected to communicate well, accept constructive feedback, work with little supervision, pay attention to detail, accept…

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How to Prevent Quality Talent from Leaving your Company

Posted by Date Posted: October 21, 2021 Posted in Brio News

Finding top talent for your company is one of the most challenging processes along the journey axis of the recruitment process. But, if you manage to hire one, keeping the employee is the most demanding process.  Retaining your best employee requires tactical measures so that you won’t lose the employee to your competitor(s). The best…

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Work in a Virtual Environment within the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted by Date Posted: October 07, 2021 Posted in Brio News

The last several months introduced many changes in the global workforce routine. Companies have to adapt to the new norms to avoid losing their customers. The new norms introduced into the multinational workplaces have opened the eyes of many organizations to remote and hybrid models of work. According to the statistics on Google News, 55.2%…

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How to Overcome the Talent Shortage in Clinical Research

Posted by Date Posted: September 16, 2021 Posted in Brio News,Employer Best Practices,Job Search Tips

  There is a shortage of talent in clinical research. However, recruiters for researchers in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry can use various strategies to overcome this shortage. The proper process allows you to reach the right talent and retain it. Understand the Reasons for the Talent Shortage Before you can overcome the talent shortage,…

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Rapid Growth in the Medical Device Industry Means More High-paying Jobs

Posted by Date Posted: September 02, 2021 Posted in Brio News,Employer Best Practices,Job Search Tips

There is currently rapid growth in the medical device industry, which translates into growth in the number of high-paying jobs. Explore the development of the sector, as well as what this means for jobs within it. The Rapid Growth of the Medical Device Industry For several years now, experts have projected a favorable outlook for…

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Hone Your Hiring Process for Optimal Manager Search Results

Posted by Date Posted: August 19, 2021 Posted in Brio News,Employer Best Practices,Job Search Tips

  The best organizations continuously look for ways to improve the hiring process, especially for the most crucial roles, such as managers. To find the best people, produce meaningful work, and increase retention and loyalty, we need to reevaluate the hiring process. Questions about a person’s past accomplishments or their behavior in a situation do…

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How to Expand Your Business Network

Posted by Date Posted: July 15, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  Expanding your business network provides you and your company with more opportunities. You may find additional business partnerships, candidates to fill leadership roles, or new opportunities in your industry. The following methods will help you expand your business network. Your Network is Your Net Worth Before exploring how to expand your business network, refresh…

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Tips To Work Effectively with Coworkers You Don’t Like

Posted by Date Posted: July 01, 2021 Posted in Brio News

When accepting a new position, often the coworkers are the last thing you think about. You see your coworkers nearly every day and likely have to collaborate with them on specific projects. So, thinking of working with someone you don’t like can make things difficult.   Working with someone you dislike can be so mentally…

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Developments That Are Changing the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted by Date Posted: June 17, 2021 Posted in Brio News

The COVID-19 global pandemic changed the pharmaceutical industry in many ways. Two years ago, these same trends didn’t get much attention at all. The top four items we talk about below are some of the greatest changes the pharmaceutical industry has seen since the onset of the pandemic. In efforts to stay relevant and accessible,…

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How Contract Hiring Can Help Find the Best Scientists

Posted by Date Posted: May 20, 2021 Posted in Brio News

In a world of increasingly remote and project work, you cannot undermine the role of contract hiring and staffing companies in the clinical and biotech industry. A recent study by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that about 15 million Americans are independent contractors. Before, contract hiring used to be designated only for stages…

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4 Reasons Your Job Search isn’t Going Well

Posted by Date Posted: May 06, 2021 Posted in Brio News

Job hunting in the life sciences and biotech industry can be challenging. You see an online ad for the perfect job role and apply immediately, and days later, you may not hear anything back. You may start to question yourself. With each lack of response, your confidence is affected. The fact is, several people have…

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BioPharma Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2021

Posted by Date Posted: April 15, 2021 Posted in Brio News

Who would’ve thought the year 2021 would be so turbulent after the New Year Celebrations? Few could have predicted the sudden economic meltdown that came with it. Even fewer could have envisaged the extent to which new needs and regulations would impact almost all sectors’ growth. As the pandemic festered, we saw the rise of…

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Lessons on Leadership Learned from Covid

Posted by Date Posted: April 01, 2021 Posted in Brio News

As we took off on uncharted territory, we hoped for a lasting solution. In the corporate world, it was a different ballgame. While some businesses quickly adopted emerging trends to stay in operations, these rapid changes forced others to halt altogether. Despite it all, we see leaders who looked beyond the murky situation and devised…

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How to Foster Inclusion in the Remote Work Environment

Posted by Date Posted: March 18, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  As companies in the biotech and clinical research industries rapidly transition to remote work environment, organizations are trying to figure out how to not only keep up with their ongoing diversity and inclusion initiative but strengthen them. These tips will help you cultivate inclusion in the workplace remotely. Start with an Inclusive Recruitment Process…

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Virtual Interview Tips You Need to Know

Posted by Date Posted: March 04, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  Making the right first impression during job interviews has always been important. However, it matters even more now that a lot of companies in the clinical research field have moved their interview process online. Here are some virtual interview tips that you should know to push you forward in your job search. Be as…

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3 Leadership Skills You Can Improve Today

Posted by Date Posted: February 18, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  It’s important to hone soft skills in the workplace, especially if you’re a business leader or manager. Hard skills can help you excel at your job, but the more proficient your soft skills are, the stronger leader you can become. Below are three leadership skills you can improve that will have a meaningful impact…

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Keeping a Remote Team Engaged and Inspired

Posted by Date Posted: February 04, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  As the number of people working remotely continues to climb at a steady pace, CRO leaders have to stay connected with their teams and find ways to improve their productivity and job satisfaction. It’s important to find ways to increase morale and cohesion during challenging times. Fortunately, it’s still possible to work cooperatively and…

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Focus on the Candidate Experience to Attract Great Talent

Posted by Date Posted: January 21, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  Attracting the right talent is imperative if you want your business to thrive yet finding qualified professionals in clinical research is becoming increasingly challenging. One of the best ways to win top talent over is to provide an engaging and memorable candidate experience. The following tips can help you create a better experience for…

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4 Productivity Tips for a Calmer and More Successful 2021

Posted by Date Posted: January 07, 2021 Posted in Brio News

  If we learned anything from the challenges we had to overcome last year, it has to be how little control we really have over external events. But uncertain times like these should also serve as a reminder that your effort and skills are two of the most powerful things that you can control. We…

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4 Tips to Stay Organized When Working from Home

Posted by Date Posted: December 17, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  In recent months, professionals in clinical research and pharmaceuticals have experienced firsthand the challenges of staying organized when working from home. These four tips will help you maintain a more organized work environment and allow you to increase your productivity while working remotely. Reduce Distractions One reason it is harder to stay organized working…

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Measuring Diversity and Inclusion

Posted by Date Posted: December 03, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Diversity and inclusion have become top priorities in the clinical research field as companies work hard to increase representation in terms of gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity, age, race, and more. A major reason why companies struggle to improve diversity in the workplace is that it is difficult to measure. Inclusion can be even harder to…

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Build Resilience in Your Career

Posted by Date Posted: November 19, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  If we’ve learned anything from the pandemic it should be the importance of resilience because adversity in life is all but inevitable. Consider some of the most successful business leaders in history who suggest that defeat and failure can actually be the keys to success because you can emerge stronger than before by accepting…

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How to Improve the Morale of Your Team

Posted by Date Posted: November 05, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Many employers have reported struggling with negative workplace morale during the pandemic. It’s a significant and detrimental issue for many organizations around the pharmaceutical industry because it can lead to lower productivity and increased turnover. Let’s take a look at some things that could be causing low morale before we discuss some solutions: Micromanagement…

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How to Resign with Ease

Posted by Date Posted: October 15, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  From feelings of guilt to sadness from leaving behind the colleagues that you’ve gotten to know over the years, it’s easy to get attached to a job and company making it difficult to leave. But there are plenty of valid reasons why resigning may be the best choice. It’s important to remember that if…

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How to Implement Mindful Leadership

Posted by Date Posted: October 01, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Constant change and increasing competitive pressure are some of the challenges that leaders in the biotech industry have to work through on a regular basis. Management skills, an ability to inspire employees, and having sound financial judgement are important qualities for leaders to have, but if you really want to impel your team to…

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How to Transform Negativity at Work

Posted by Date Posted: September 17, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Workplace negativity is a challenge that businesses face even in the best of times. Because of the pandemic, many employers were forced to close or lost a significant amount of business over the past several months, sending unemployment numbers skyrocketing across the country. Now, a growing number of organizations are dealing with increases in…

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Looking to Advance? Improve Some of These Skills

Posted by Date Posted: September 03, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  The pharmaceutical industry continues to adapt to a whirlwind of advancements, along with the movement toward improving patient outcomes, better and faster analysis and improving the safety of drug development. If you’re looking to step up the career ladder, then it’s going to take just the right combination of hard and soft skills. Here…

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How Work Culture is Evolving to Meet Current Public Health Needs

Posted by Date Posted: August 06, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  We still don’t know what the future of work culture is going to be as we continue to navigate the fallout of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the CDC continues to emphasize that employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace that protects clients and employees alike. Some of the amenities that employees once took…

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How to Maximize Productivity When Working From Home

Posted by Date Posted: July 16, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  From housework and the television to texts and background noise, there are a variety of things that can distract you when working from home. Still, contract research organizations have long known the benefits of utilizing a remote workforce. New data even suggests that many professionals are more productive working remotely. Employees spend more time…

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Layoffs May Not Be Necessary to Weather This Storm

Posted by Date Posted: June 18, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  The pandemic has affected the bottom line for many companies within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical research fields, and has made businesses more vulnerable. While it seems logical to lay off employees to cut costs, layoffs may not be necessary to weather the storm. Here are some alternatives to layoffs. The Problem with Layoffs…

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How Companies Are Offering Mental Health Support During the Pandemic

Posted by Date Posted: June 04, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  The coronavirus has taken its toll on the collective mental health of the pharmaceutical and biotech workforce. Clinical research associates and other professionals are likely feeling anxious and isolated. Companies, however, are doing what they can to provide their teams with the mental health support they need to cope with these uncertain times. Counseling…

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3 Tools to Improve Your Work Life-Balance Now

Posted by Date Posted: May 21, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  If you are working in clinical research right now, then you may have abandoned any sense of a work-life balance during this stressful time. Working remotely with the uncertainty of how the industry will fare in the midst of an economic slowdown can be unnerving. For some, it means working longer hours to keep…

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How to Continue Hiring During Quarantine

Posted by Date Posted: May 07, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  The hiring process is just one of the many different aspects of life that has been impacted by COVID-19. As biotechnology recruiters, we’ve certainly had to adapt our process to overcome these new challenges, while still meeting the demand of our clients. Shelter in place orders have been issued by many governors across the…

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Working from Home: How to Master Remote Meetings, Chat, and Email

Posted by Date Posted: April 16, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  While many CRAs work remotely all the time, for others in the CRO and biotechnology industries the move to remote work will come with a variety of challenges. One challenge is communication. People are more adapted to communicate in person in their daily lives. When working from home, miscommunication can occur if you’re not…

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The FDA is Evolving Amid the Coronavirus Upheaval

Posted by Date Posted: April 02, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Like most other regulatory agencies, the FDA tends to be methodical and slow. However, as the coronavirus crisis sends us into uncharted territory, the FDA has changed its approach. The agency is trying to be adaptive and flexible so they can respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in a timely manner. Here are some ways…

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5 Most Underrated Skills of a Rockstar Boss

Posted by Date Posted: March 19, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Leadership style depends on your values, skills, and experiences. It takes the right combination of these to be a successful boss. From effective communication to having a positive attitude, having core leadership qualities is important if you want to recruit the most talented candidates and keep moving ahead in the biotech industry. But it’s…

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Prioritize Self-Care for a Better Quality of Life

Posted by Date Posted: March 05, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Self-care is usually the first thing that people compromise due to the pressure to excel in their professional lives. This “keeping up” mentality is what leads people to career burnout from working long hours and neglecting their personal welfare. It’s difficult to juggle personal and professional obligations at the same time. But if you’re…

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Retaining Skilled Professionals in a Talent Shortage

Posted by Date Posted: February 20, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  In a talent shortage, the ability to retain skilled professionals can make the difference between organizations that thrive and organizations that struggle. Life sciences is one area that is helping to bolster the U.S. economy, yet there aren’t enough quality professionals to fill all the vacant pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical research jobs in the…

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News in Pharma and Biotech: What’s on the Horizon

Posted by Date Posted: February 06, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  It is an exciting time right now for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, particularly in the clinical trial sector. These are some of the major developments on the horizon for pharma and biotech, including research into innovative new vaccines, opportunities for job creation, and research into branding. Research on New Coronavirus Vaccines Concerns about…

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4 Signs You Need to Enhance Your Employee Incentive Program

Posted by Date Posted: January 16, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  Every pharmaceutical and contract research organization needs an effective employee incentive program. Otherwise, you risk ending up with a complacent, unmotivated team. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to tell if your incentive program is working or not. Here are four signs you need to enhance your employee incentive program. 1. High Turnover If you…

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5 Reasons to Consider a Job Change

Posted by Date Posted: January 02, 2020 Posted in Brio News

  If you’re employed in pharmaceuticals or the biotech industry, it can sometimes be difficult to know if you’re in the job that is right for you. It is more than just a question of whether you like your job or not. Most people love aspects of their job and dislike others. Here are five…

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Positions in Demand in Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Posted by Date Posted: December 19, 2019 Posted in Brio News

Employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries has increased for four years straight, and this growth is expected to continue over the next several years. Some of the positions, which have the most demand right now, include biostatisticians, laboratory CROs, and leading lab development science positions. Here are some of the positions in demand in…

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5 Things You Should Never Say in an Interview 

Posted by Date Posted: December 05, 2019 Posted in Brio News

The odds of receiving a job offer in the pharmaceutical industry improve exponentially when you understand some of the red flags are for hiring managers. Although you might have all the right skills and qualifications for the job, asking ill-informed questions can make an interviewer question your ambition and interest. Here are five things you…

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A Search Firm Can Help You Land Inaccessible Candidates

Posted by Date Posted: November 21, 2019 Posted in Brio News

In the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, using a search firm can help you find better talent, while also giving you access to candidates you wouldn’t otherwise be able to attain. The most talented candidates don’t go on job boards or see job ads, so you often need outside help to find these candidates and land…

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How Much Is Settling for Mediocre Talent Costing Your Business?

Posted by Date Posted: November 07, 2019 Posted in Brio News

When companies are desperate to fill positions, they sometimes settle for what they can find on short notice instead of hiring the best. Some companies are also slow to act when they hire someone who ultimately underperforms. For a company to thrive, you need the most talented employees in the industry. Yet, few companies realize…

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How to Stay Positive on Your Job Search

Posted by Date Posted: October 17, 2019 Posted in Brio News

A job search can sometimes feel like running a marathon. You may see other job-seekers sprinting past you, yet a strategy of staying slow and steady more often wins the race when it comes to a job search. Here are some ways to stay positive on your job search. Be Selective Instead of broadcasting your…

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4 Questions You Should Never Ask a Candidate in an Interview

Posted by Date Posted: October 03, 2019 Posted in Brio News

When it comes to interviewing candidates in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, there are some questions you might still be using that are ineffective. Offering hiring managers some interview training can help your organization improve this phase of the hiring process. Here are four questions you should never ask a candidate in an interview what…

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Why Should You Take a Recruiters Call?

Posted by Date Posted: September 19, 2019 Posted in Brio News

If you have never worked with a recruiter on your job search before, there are several smart reasons to take their call. Developing a professional relationship with a recruiter can help you reach your career goals faster, as they work directly with many of the elite companies which are highly desirable to work for. Here…

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How Can Good Leadership Improve Retention?

Posted by Date Posted: September 05, 2019 Posted in Brio News

Leaders play a critical role in retaining the best talent. If leadership is strong, employees want to work for the company and will be motivated to succeed. It’s important for leaders to be figures that employees look up to and create an environment where they will thrive. Here are some of the main reasons good…

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Remote Work: Advantages of Working from Home

Posted by Date Posted: August 15, 2019 Posted in Brio News

Remote work has become quite common in the biotech and CRO industries. There are a variety of drug development jobs that allow for employees to work from home and the trend continues to grow. In 2017 it was reported that 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the U.S. workforce) worked from home for at least half…

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What You’re Doing Wrong in Your Company’s Hiring Process

Posted by Date Posted: August 01, 2019 Posted in Brio News

Attracting and retaining the most talented Clinical Research Talent is critical. Yet many organizations have a broken hiring process and are unable to hire the talent they need. Here are some of the top mistakes organizations make in their hiring process and what you can do to fix them. Not Enough Focus on the “Candidate…

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CRA Hiring Trends: Looking for Growth, Balance, and Meaning

Posted by Date Posted: July 18, 2019 Posted in Brio News

One of the most noticeable hiring trends regarding Clinical Research Associates, or CRAs is that they’re looking for more balance. Many CRAs feel overworked and like they aren’t making a real difference. Some are choosing to migrate to smaller companies that offer a variety of career advancement opportunities. CRAs are seeking career-growth opportunities, they’re concerned…

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Trends Within Contract Research Organizations

Posted by Date Posted: July 04, 2019 Posted in Brio News

In the field of clinical drug development, Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) are in high demand and in short supply. CRA positions also have the highest turnover in the industry. Most CROs are struggling with employee retention, a challenge not new to the industry, which has seen turnover levels at or above 20% for seven of…

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5 Advantages of Holiday Job Hunting

Posted by Date Posted: December 12, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

5 ADVANTAGES of HOLIDAY JOB HUNTING Job searching over the holidays can present you with certain advantages that other job seekers won’t have throughout the rest of the year. Grab your hot cocoa and keep reading for the top 5 reasons why it’s a great idea to put (or keep) yourself on the job market…

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Top 10 Tips for Successful Employee Attraction

Posted by Date Posted: January 31, 2018 Posted in Employer Best Practices

Top 10 Tips for Employee Attraction Searching for the best possible people who fit within your culture and can contribute in your organization is a challenge and an opportunity. Keeping the best people, once you find them, is easier when you hire the right people to begin with. These specific actions will help you with…

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3 Questions an Interviewer Should Never Ask, and “One” He Should Never Forget

Posted by Date Posted: February 18, 2016 Posted in Employer Best Practices

Feb 17th, 2016 Your resume made the cut. Now it’s time for The Interview. The success or failure of the interview now rests solidly on the job seeker’s, shoulders: … or does it? As recruiters, we work hard to prepare our candidates for an interview, helping them develop strong answers to the questions they can…

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AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo field backlash over Super Bowl OIC awareness ad

Posted by Date Posted: February 16, 2016 Posted in News

Lawmakers, media and pundits link ad to opioid addiction problem in U.S. A Super Bowl commercial paid for by AstraZeneca ($AZN) and Daiichi Sankyo to stimulate awareness of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) continues to draw controversy, including from the White House, days after the big game. Since Sunday, a parade of politicians, physicians and pundits have…

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Scheduling a Job Interview? Keep These Things In Mind

Posted by Date Posted: February 16, 2016 Posted in Job Search Tips

You know your resume and cover letter are carefully targeted when you receive the phone call or email that every job seeker wants: “Thank you for your submission. We’re very interested in scheduling an interview with you!” While some talent acquisition managers will provide several scheduling windows from which to choose, others will point to…

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The One Thing Every Employer Wants to See On Your Resume

Posted by Date Posted: February 16, 2016 Posted in Job Search Tips

Feb 12, 2016 It’s tough out there in the job market. And it may be getting tougher if you are following the news. You are elbow-to-elbow with the competition, jostling for attention. To make matters worse, some companies are still hunting for that darned purple squirrel and slowing down the hiring process for everyone. Your…

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