ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

Peter Hogg

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Why did the best candidate decline your job offer?

Posted by Peter Hogg

24/08/17 11:49

As an employer in the life sciences industry, you know that it is not easy to find the perfect candidate for your vacancy. This makes it all the more painful when you think you’ve found the one, only for them to reject your job offer, setting you back to square one. Through examining the key reasons why candidates turn down job offers, we can help you to allay these costly setbacks and turn your company into one that can hire more of the industry’s top talent.

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Topics: Recruitment, Human Resources, Employee engagement, Human capital management, Employer brand

Why is employee engagement so important to your business?

Posted by Peter Hogg

17/07/17 18:28

Employee engagement is a vitally important yet often overlooked aspect that is essential to the overall success of your business as well as its people. Having highly engaged employees can transform your company from within, boosting productivity and innovation and encouraging greater collaboration and discretionary effort. It is also fundamental to staff retention and creating a dynamic, industrious working environment.

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Topics: Recruitment, Human Resources, Employee retention, Employee engagement, Human capital management, Employer brand

Questions to ask before, during and after your job interview

Posted by Peter Hogg

11/07/16 10:11

Interviewing can be a stressful process for anyone. If the interview goes well, you could be changing the trajectory of your career in the life science industry. However, if you say the wrong thing, dress incorrectly or can’t manage to deliver a concise answer, you will be left back at square one. Three of the most important things to do in any job interview are: have proper body language, demonstrate you’re up for a challenge and ask questions. Knowing what to ask can make or break your interview. Asking the right questions can help you to prepare, impress your interviewer and even help you to decide if the job is right for you. Here are some key interview questions to ask before, during and after a job interview. 

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice

Top 10 most important drugs in history

Posted by Peter Hogg

01/06/16 16:51

There have been many drugs developed throughout history that have been pivotal in assisting the survival of vast populations of humans, curing life-threatening conditions as well as advancing medical and scientific knowledge. To determine those that could described as the most important, key factors need to be considered. First, drugs that have been developed for life-threatening conditions are at the top of the list since their discovery and implementation has often paved the way for further development that has wiped out conditions or lessened their severity. Second, we must consider the scale of the drug's use and the amount of people it has been used to treat. Here we list the top 10 most important drugs developed.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog

Top 10 biotech companies to watch in 2016

Posted by Peter Hogg

25/05/16 10:30

The biotechnology industry has long been dominated by blue-chip pharmaceutical giants, with firms such as Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Roche and Pfizer taking the lead. However, there are numerous other biotech companies that have quickly established a strong foothold in the industry, with some even likely to outperform the current market leaders over the coming years. The biotechnological market is continuing to evolve and develop, and faster approval times and innovative new treatments are greatly assisting the sector's growth. In 2007, the biotech industry generated revenues well in excess of $75bn

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog

How can robotics change the pharmaceutical industry?

Posted by Peter Hogg

18/05/16 10:00

As demand for new drugs and medicines grows, pharmaceutical companies are continuously looking for new ways to increase productivity, leading to an increased reliance on automated equipment and robotics. These changes in ways of working will revolutionise many areas of the industry and are likely to have an effect on jobs.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Digital health

How to prepare for a video interview

Posted by Peter Hogg

19/04/16 23:00

In today’s web-dominated world, top pharmaceutical companies have grown to embrace the ease and accessibility of online tools and technologies to connect with applicants. Not only has online recruitment taken over from traditional sourcing practices, but video conferencing has completely changed the landscape in which recruiters and hiring managers conduct interviews.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice

Top mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry

Posted by Peter Hogg

13/04/16 11:30

2015 was marked with top pharmaceutical companies making record-breaking mergers and acquisitions that for the first 10 months totalled a massive $367.6bn. Pharmaceuticals in the USA was the biggest source of merger activity with deals worth $271.4bn. 2016 is already predicted to be a big one for merger activity, with deals up from $20.5bn in the same period a year ago.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Top 10 Contract Research Organisations (CROs) to Watch in 2016

Posted by Peter Hogg

07/03/16 09:30

Contract research organisations (CROs) have become essential to the pharma, biotech, and medtech industries by supporting clients’ efforts to test, refine, and market the latest pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Our list of the world's top CROs profiles the industry's leaders and emerging companies. 

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research, Top 10 blog

Ten tips to improve your CV for a regulatory affairs associate job

Posted by Peter Hogg

09/02/16 11:30

In the highly competitive job market for regulatory affairs professionals, having a well crafted CV is critical to secure a position at a pharmaceutical company, contract research organisation, consultancy or other life sciences company. Your CV represents your elevator pitch. When human resources or a hiring manager reviews your application, you have one minute of their time to explain who you are and why you would be a terrific fit for their open regulatory affairs associate role. 


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Topics: CV writing, Career advice, Regulatory affairs