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  • 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 workplace [...]

  • 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 is [...]

  • 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 for [...]

  • 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 focused [...]

  • 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 No [...]

  • 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 Sessions [...]

  • 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 yourself [...]

  • 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 U.S., [...]

  • 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 used [...]

  • 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 the [...]