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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 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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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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