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How Your Company Culture Can Set You Apart

Company culture can really make or break your employer brand. It can be the deciding factor between landing a really great candidate. Employees want to work for a company that has a positive work environment, invests in its staff, and more. Your culture can truly set you apart from other companies looking for top talent. What is Company Culture? Your company culture is what defines your organization. It is a mixture of the values and behavior that drive your company forward. At the end of the day, your company culture is what makes you unique from other businesses in your industry. Work culture can help attract new candidates who are a good fit for your organization. This requires you to take a step back and note what you and your team truly value. Take time to sincerely think about what kind of work environment you want to create. Most importantly, what will keep ......

Tips for Reducing Turnover and Maximizing Retention

In the defense industry, the recruiting and onboarding process can take several months. It costs a lot of money to find a quality candidate and train them. With that knowledge, it is crucial that you do what you can to reduce turnover and increase retention rates. Here are a few tips that will help. Maintain Competitive Salaries and Benefits You will attract and retain top talent when you offer competitive salary and benefits packages. Candidates still consider salary and other benefits to be one of the most important deciding factors when they take a new job. Similarly, many employees quote salary and benefits as the reason for leaving their jobs as well. If you don’t maintain regular pay increases and competitive salaries, your turnover rates will likely increase.   Learn what other employers in the industry are offering and provide something comparable. Take note of any non-traditional benefits being offered as well. This ......

How Working in a Life Sciences Field Can Be a Rewarding Career

Anyone passionate about science but unsure of what to do in their professional lives should consider a career in life sciences. Embarking on a career in this field can be rewarding. You can work in a number of different areas, including medicine and environmental studies. Who knows, you might even be involved in research for developing effective COVID-19 treatments. Here’s how working in this field can help you build an amazing career. What is Life Sciences? The term “life sciences” is a branch of science that covers the study of living organisms. Life sciences is an umbrella term that covers several areas, including zoology, botany, biochemistry, pharmacology, and other fields of study. Pursuing a career in life sciences can offer you an opportunity to make a difference in the world through your work. The ability to do that can make a career in life sciences especially rewarding. You Could Save Lives One way ......

How to Find Value in Your Current Position Before Deciding to Leave

The urge to move jobs comes from a number of places. Maybe you feel like you aren’t being paid what you’re worth in your current position, or maybe you’re becoming bored with the work. However, with the state of today’s job market, you may want to think twice before leaving your job. Before you decide to depart, try to find some value in your current position. Sometimes, a career change is necessary. Assess Where Your Unhappiness Originates You don’t necessarily have to leave your job to increase your happiness. Oftentimes, everything you actually need at work is right there in front of you. You can create the change you need to increase your motivation and happiness on the job. Take some time to think about where you are in your career and what makes you happy about the work you do. If there is something you’re lacking in your current role, talk to ......

Tips on Setting Career Goals in 2022

The start of a new year brings about the talk of setting new goals and switching career paths. Many people set goals to be happier with their jobs, achieve new accomplishments, and increase productivity. To be successful with your goals, you need to fully assess where you are in your career right now and where you’d like to go in the future. The following steps can help you plan your next move. Make Sure the Goals You Are Setting Are Obtainable A five-year plan or 10-year plan won’t do you any good if the goals you set aren’t obtainable. It is easy to be too ambitious or set your sights too high, especially when it comes to developing your own career. Without a doable plan, though, you’ll wind up frustrated and feeling stuck. To avoid this, research what it takes to be successful in your career field or industry. Performing a little research ......

2022-03-11T21:49:26+00:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Talent Resources|Tags: , , , , |

How Much Turnover is Costing Your Business and How to Prevent It

In the defense industry, it is important to reduce turnover as much as possible. Oftentimes, it takes two months or more to recruit, vet, and onboard a new defense employee. When they turn out to be a bad hire or leave the job quickly, it can cost your business a lot of money. Thankfully, you can help prevent turnover by using some of the tips discussed below. The Hidden Cost of High Turnover Truth is, most businesses can afford high turnover rates. There are a lot of costs associated with hiring someone new and training them. Expenses that often get overlooked include the cost of advertising the job, screening, interviewing, onboarding, and training. Oftentimes, other employees wind up working overtime while you search for a new hire, leading to burnout and lost productivity. Not to mention, you’ll be paying the labor costs for your hiring manager and the rest of the hiring team. ......

What Skill Sets Will Set You Apart When Applying for Your Next Biopharma Position

The biopharma field is incredibly competitive. When you start applying for jobs, it is important to know what to include on your resume to help you stand out. The skills discussed below will help set you apart when applying for your next biopharma position. Creative Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Many people don’t consider the amount of problem-solving and critical thinking that goes into working in the biopharma field. Professionals working in the field often have to think about complex projects and plan months, even years, in advance. The biopharma industry relies on individuals who are innovative and can solve problems quickly. This often means solving problems before they even occur. Generally, any experiment setting will provide you with some problem-solving and strategic thinking skills. Consider some examples of these transferable skills that you can discuss during interviews. Teamwork and Conflict Resolution You will have to work with other members of a team and ......

5 Benefits of Partnering with a Specialized Staffing Firm

It seems like there are dozens of things to consider during a job search. You have to polish your resume, research companies, consider your long-term career goals. The list goes on. Job seekers can benefit from partnering with a specialized staffing firm in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at how you might benefit from working with us. Receive Expert Career Advice Working with recruiters will open you up to receiving expert career advice from someone with knowledge about the industry. Recruiters have often worked in a specific industry for decades, learning everything there is to know about what it takes to be successful in that line of work. More importantly, they can identify when you will be a good fit for a job. With their experience in the field, they will know exactly what jobs will lead you to your desired career goals. Get Access to Better Employers Many companies ......

Should Your Remote Workers Be Paid Differently?

Remote work has become increasingly common over the last several years, and the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up the number of remote workers in the United States big time. Employers and employees have both had to make a lot of changes to their day-to-day lives to adjust to the new environment and new working relationships. What many companies haven’t considered is adjusting the pay for their remote staff. Should your remote workers be paid differently? Here are a few things to think about. Review the Market First and foremost, you need to review the market to ensure what you are providing your staff with is fair. You need to determine what you can afford, whether it is at or below market. See what competitors in your industry are offering remote workers in terms of compensation. The location of your business and the locations of your employees come into play too. Review what the standard ......

2022-01-15T00:22:14+00:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Client Resources|Tags: , , , |

Best Practices for Managing and Hiring a Hybrid Workforce

Hybrid workforces are becoming more common in the post-COVID world. Businesses are adjusting their workspaces to cater to remote workers and in-person staff. This change can be challenging to navigate. Here are some tips to help you manage and hire a hybrid workforce in an effective manner. Be Clear About Managing Expectations There is nothing that will set your team up for failure faster than not being clear about your expectations. When you are clear about what you expect from your employees there is less room for misunderstanding. You’ll be able to reach your goals and meet deadlines with ease. It will also help you manage your hybrid team because every person on the staff will know exactly what you are looking for from them. Set Hybrid Work Policies It goes without saying that if you are going to have a hybrid workforce, you need to have hybrid work policies. Be sure you ......

2022-01-15T00:16:37+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Client Resources|Tags: , , , , |