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How to Negotiate Salary Without Asking About Salary Expectations

Posted by Pact & Partners on  February 13, 2018

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How to Negotiate Salary Without Asking About Salary Expectations Asking about salary history during the hiring process is actually illegal in some states. Not astonishingly, this means that when it comes time to make an offer, there might be some surprises. The need to get in line with the rules has, however, fueled some interesting and progressive initiatives from some of the world’s biggest companies. Amazon, for instance, is planning to hire in excess of
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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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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
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Common Pitfalls in International Biotech Recruiting

Posted by Pact & Partners on  January 3, 2018

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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
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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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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
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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