30 May 12
“Need a degree to get a pay rise – don’t bother if you’re 61 or older!”
“Want to work beyond the age of 65 – afraid not, it’s in our Partnership Deed!”
These may sound like the worst job adverts in the world, but in fact they are the subject matter of two cases whose judgments were handed down by the Supreme Court last week (25 April 2012). These key cases are set to challenge employer’s attitude to age and retirement.
28 May 12
There has never been so much data in the world as there is now - how can pharmaceutical companies make sense of these increasing volumes of data, both for marketing and regulatory purposes? Stephen Dunnigan of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy looks at how technology can help unlock the potential of big data.
24 May 12
As both social media and webcasting continue to evolve at a rapid rate the pharmaceutical sector continues to innovate and evolve the ways in which it communicates to diverse and geographically spread audiences.
Jake Ward, Business Development Director, Groovy Gecko
22 May 12
Oncology products dominate the global therapeutics market, and are on course to reach an estimated €56 billion in sales by 2015. While cultural differences in approaches to
treatment and research into cancer undoubtedly exist between countries, investigators throughout the European Union have adopted similar approaches to the rigorous
evaluations of novel oncology treatments in Phase I clinical trials. But such trials are not conducted without reference to a number of considerations.
Jane Bentley, Ph.D., Vice President, Oncology Division, Novella Clinical
22 May 12
In a fast growing healthcare sector- healthcare HR has to answer to critical demands that other industries do not face. From complying with very tight government regulation and processes to the need to ensure staff competence, more and more healthcare organizations are implementing talent management and workforce planning solutions to answer to the ever-increasing demands of the field
21 May 12
Gone are the days of highly customized, heavy footprint technologies with complex, over-engineered work streams. The Regulatory industry is looking for a kinder, gentler solution that doesn’t require teams of support personnel to install and validate a software update.
Monique Garrett, Vice President, Global Strategy
15 May 12
Until 1st October 2011, most businesses adopted the default National Retirement Age (NRA) of 65 for their staff. Under the then law, employers had the right to retire employees at 65, provided they followed the statutory retirement procedures.
Marc Jones, Employment Partner, Turbervilles Solicitors
11 May 12
If you are a person who has a knack for convincing others to follow your lead and you have a special curiosity in the sciences, you could be the perfect candidate for a career in pharmaceutical sales. A positive, proactive attitude and a fierce determination to succeed are all important qualities in pharmaceutical sales.
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