Liftstream is an executive search recruitment company in the life sciences sector
This article was authored by Karl Simpson, CEO and Founder, Liftstream, a company providing executive search services to 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.
Liftstream looks at how the emerging markets is placing demands on talent and creating gaps in expertise within key functions like regulatory affairs.
Many people approach Liftstream when they’re looking for a job and ask the question: What is the recruiting environment like at the moment, are there lots of jobs out there?