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How to Assess Soft Skills in the C-Suite

Posted by Pact & Partners on January 12, 2018
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Category: Trends in Life Sciences Recruitment
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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Common Pitfalls in International Biotech Recruiting

Posted by Pact & Partners on January 3, 2018
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Category: Biotechnology, Uncategorized
Common Pitfalls in International Biotech Recruiting 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
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How Important are Soft Skills for a C-Suite Exec?

Posted by Pact & Partners on December 21, 2017
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Category: Uncategorized
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 carry out
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How to Choose the Best Candidate from Your Short List

Posted by Pact & Partners on December 14, 2017
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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,