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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

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

What Establishes Talent in a C-Suite Recruit?

Posted by Pact & Partners on  December 7, 2017
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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

Know What You Want Before You Start Recruiting

Posted by Pact & Partners on  December 1, 2017
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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,

Are You a Good Company to Work For?

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
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