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Liftstream is an executive search recruitment company in the life sciences sector

Tackling the lack of gender diversity in life sciences by turning the ‘Red Flags’ to ‘Green’

In the past 13 years, I have heard almost every conceivable excuse why a company has neither truly committed to appointing women nor been successful when trying. Many of these are well rehearsed and follow a very similar pattern. Some … Continue reading

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Is there a pay-gap in your company?

  Women are not seeing as many higher-range pay raises as men, and fewer women than men also report being compensated fairly. In our recent study of Massachusetts’ life sciences cluster published with MassBio, we found gender-specific differences which showed … Continue reading

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What is your post-IPO plan?

  Preparing a board and management team for the journey towards becoming a public listed company requires extensive planning to ensure that they are ready for all that being public throws at them. Leaving this too late can have negative … Continue reading

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Has your board reached a critical mass?

  Over 50% of biotechs across US and European markets have all-male boards [1]. Also, in only 7% of biotech companies, more than a quarter (25% or more) board directors are women. More importantly, our data show that biotech boards … Continue reading

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Are you taking the right path?

  As Liftstream aims to tackle the implicit challenge of progressing women up the career ladder to the C-suite and board, understanding the functions in which they work is important in determining why they might not be scaling the ranks … Continue reading

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Should you separate the role of CEO and Chair?

  The Chairperson and CEO are the power-axis of most company leadership structures. There are arguments for and against combining the CEO and Chair roles. Clearly, the vacancy of a Chair position provides an opportunity for the CEO to consolidate … Continue reading

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Why don’t you simply ask?

  Opportunities for women to move into leadership positions are not materialising as frequently as they are for men: C-suite women are much less likely to be contacted for a potential board position than C-suite men. In our survey of … Continue reading

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Liftstream signs up for UK Government’s Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms

Author: Karl Simpson, CEO, Liftstream – Feb 12th 2018 The UK government some years ago (2011) introduced a Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms, which was implemented by the Department of Business in the wake of the Lord … Continue reading

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What would make your employees stay?

  Human capital, in almost all companies, is the resource with the greatest potential to deliver the company’s success. Therefore, understanding how to maximise the potential of every employee in the company is of great value to any discerning leader. … Continue reading

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UK shows multi-stakeholder approach tackles diversity

The UK has been seriously tackling the issue of diversity in the senior ranks of British business. The Davies Review, led by the charismatic but challenging Lord Mervyn Davies, pushed UK boards to get 25% of women on the boards … Continue reading

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