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How to Assess Soft Skills in the C-Suite In life sciences, the value of soft skills goes far beyond simply being able to get your point across. Knowing how to assess soft skills in the recruitment phase is essential to a successful process. In the c-suite, the ability to listen, empathize, and communicate with individuals from any department is key to any leader’s success as it encourages the kind of loyalty, respect, and transparency that are the hallmarks of any high-functioning team. But, even if your candidate is speaking the words, how do you really know that they can walk
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If you are searching for top leadership talent for your international biotech company, it always pays to work with a specialist. Whether you are a small company, a startup, or a global organization, it’s never easy. Pact & Partners, a leading Life Sciences recruiting firm, is here to support you with sound advice on common pitfalls in international biotech recruiting and tips on how to avoid making them. Good leadership is hard to find. Landing the ideal candidate is often a lengthy and complex process that requires patience, preparation, and the ability to visualize what that talent looks like and
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The ability to communicate is arguably one of the most important attributes of any successful person – being able to get your point across clearly, concisely, and more to the point – persuasively. In life sciences, as in many other highly skilled industries, we often look first at technical ability, experience, and education first, but it’s the soft skills that elevate some above the rest. Effective leadership, in fact, depends on soft skills. Soft skills provide a basis from which executives are able to lead through others – in essence, being able to motivate and persuade those they lead to
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You’ve interviewed, you’ve called back, you’ve shortlisted. When you are closing your search for an ideal candidate, you should count yourself lucky if you have two or more to choose from on your shortlist. Since you already know that candidates on your shortlist are well-qualified, your approach needs to shift somewhat. How do You Recruit Top Talent? Attracting and retaining top talent is a strategy unto itself. In today’s competitive job market, many skilled workers are opting for freelance and contract work over permanent full-time positions simply because it gives them more options in the long-term. To win them over,
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Placing the right leadership for your organization can mean the difference between simply operating and making a significant difference in the lives of the people you serve. Executive talent is never easy to find, but in the Life Sciences space, it is even more of a challenge due to high burnout and turnover rates. An individual may excel in a clinical setting, but may not be cut out to lead at the c-suite level. In theory, they may seem like the perfect fit—they know your people and the issues you face on a daily basis, they understand the mission and
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Before beginning any important task or endeavor, preparation is essential. This stands true for pretty much everything, from professional sports to a presentation for your sales team and everything in between. Knowing what your objectives are before diving in is the key to success. The alternative—not knowing or being able to articulate exactly what you need to accomplish—will only lengthen the process and may require continual adjustment along the way. Since your time is valuable, it’s in your best interests to do some of the legwork prior to setting out, that way, not a moment will be wasted. This philosophy
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Posted by Pact & Partners on November 20, 2017
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The recruitment and hiring process is long and complicated. The higher up the ladder you are trying to recruit, the more complex the process and the shallower the gene pool you have to work with. When the talent is that narrow, competition is pretty stiff, and it’s simply not enough to be able to offer a position with a salary and sundry benefits attached to it – you’ve got to stand out from your competition or you’ll risk being passed up for greener pastures. With a largely millennial workforce starting to hit its stride, you almost have to start thinking