Liftstream is an executive search recruitment company in the life sciences sector
Identifying professionals with regulatory affairs experience is a relatively straight forward exercise when recruiting. However, identifying candidates with exactly the right experience and broader capabilities is a far more complex task. There is a perception that during a time when companies are restructuring and reducing staff numbers, that recruiting good people gets easier. It does not.
During these hard economic times, companies should be looking to maintain a consistently high standard for recruitment, not allowing the bar to be lowered in any incremental way which might reduce the long-term competitiveness of your organisation. If anything, you should always be seeking to raise the bar and drive up recruiting standards, for in difficult competitive times it will be this which differentiates your company and builds skills and prosperity for the future.
A couple of weeks back Liftstream wrote about the very considerable challenges facing the Merck Serono employees in Geneva as they move towards a full site-closure. Well, this past week, Liftstream has been in another country, Sweden, reacting to the AstraZeneca site closure in Södertalje. AstraZeneca had organised a career fair on September 12th and 13th 2012, for the employees at the site, so they could access a range of different employers and contacts who would help them plan their futures.
Workplace diversity occupies a prominent position on the corporate agenda. The arguments for are complex, yet compelling. As a company used to preparing shortlists of executive talent based on merit, Liftstream has been committed to diversity since our inception in 2003.