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The biotech job market continues to be strong – good news for companies and employees. Companies are hiring and for the first time in years, I am seeing candidates with multiple competitive offers. It is always important to find the best candidates for your teams, but in competitive markets finding “A” players and taking the time to find the right fit is imperative. There are a variety of hiring guides available but one that I highly recommend is, “Who, the A Method for Hiring” by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. It is an easy airplane r...

I often get requests from hiring managers to provide benchmark compensation ranges and increasingly that becomes more and more difficult, especially for early stage companies. There was a great article in a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review that speaks to this – “Why it’s so hard to figure out what to pay top talent” by Tim Low.

To summarize, he talks about several things including the evolution of “micro-industries”. Over the years the explosion of developments in technologies such as, synthetic biology, next generation sequ...

One of my favorite questions when talking to prospective clients and candidates is, “what’s your story?”   It’s a great way of breaking the ice and getting some quick insights to their background, aspirations, and motivations. I find that it is a very helpful way of finding out how I might work with a particular start-up company or present a candidate to the hiring manager in a meaningful way. It is a great question and also happens to be the subject of a New York Times article this week, “Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or...

The Thanksgiving season is upon us which is a wonderful time for reflection. The good news is that slowly, over the last few years, the job market has made significant recovery and for that, we are all thankful. But there is an opportunity for us to improve on the hiring process, from a hiring manager standpoint.

Over the past ten years that I have been a recruiter, I have seen a significant shift in the hiring process and not necessarily for the better. So the blog Anne Kreamer wrote this month in the Harvard Business Review resonates...

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