Recruitment is a very inexact science â€“ the statistics in favour of making the right decision based on the traditional interview alone are horrifyingly low (the percentage is in single figures). This is a fact that has really only been acknowledged in recent years and, as a result, organisations have looked for ways to improve the success rate of their selection choices.
The recent government suspension of the manufacturing license for major flu vaccine maker Chiron in the UK has left many countries facing a severe shortage in flu vaccine supply for the 2004-05 season. In the light of previous vaccine provision difficulties, Datamonitor's Laura Harris argues that, in the longer term, cell culture vaccines could resolve the annual flu vaccine quandary...
Last week, Merck & Co sent shockwaves through the pharmaceutical market with the announcement that it had voluntarily withdrawn its blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx. Datamonitor's Adele Schulz examines the likely impact of this event, for the remainder of 2004 and beyond, on both Merck and its rivals...
Isotechnika's Q2 loss shows a sharp reversal in fortunes. Profit in 2003 was largely attributable to a research payment for ISA247 from Roche, which has since pulled out of part of the deal. Isotechnika will be hoping that Roche continues to support ISA247 in the field of transplantation, but, says Datamonitor's Timothy Pang, it would be boosted by the cash that a new partner would bring...
Due to more and better screening practices leading to earlier diagnosis, survival rates for breast cancer have risen to as high as 87% in some developed countries. But globally, 380,000 people (mainly women) will still die from breast cancer in 2004. Datamonitor's Fleur Pijpers explains that in the future, new targeted therapies could lead to successful treatment for each individual patient...
Eventually, methods developed by research laboratories need to be transferable to face the rigours of external validation or the production line. Many researchers, however, are unaware that this procedure must be adequately documented, a crucial issue when it comes to regulation and outsourcing.
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Pharmaceutical practices from manufacturing to marketing are coming under increasing scrutiny from watchdogs, regulators and shareholders. As huge fines and record settlements erode profits, Datamonitor's Andrew Jones argues that pharma companies must focus on tightening compliance...
Having worked as a recruitment consultant for six years I soon realised that online recruitment was my main source of applicants. This maybe due to how easy it is for applicants to apply online and more people having Internet access.
Which type of site do you tend to look at on the web? A news site? A site about your hobby or team? A job board such as Pharmiweb?
With more people searching for jobs online, more companies see the benefit and use job boards to direct them to their careers page
Ed Fowler - ebods.com Ltd
After my many years of conducting interviews and recruiting for both junior and senior employees, I have come to the conclusion that if there is one single thing that a person can do to secure a second interview or a desired position it is believe in themselves.
The trade in discounted prescription drugs between Canada and the US has elicited considerable controversy on both sides of the border. Yet recent figures show that sales of drugs via Canadian pharmacies have not been as great as some had predicted. However, as Datamonitor's David Deon explains, pharmaceutical companies could go further by driving the expansion of online prescribing in the US...
Bacterial skin diseases like gangrene can now expect an onslaught of new specialist medications. However, skin infections make up a relatively small proportion of the $20.4 billion annual global antibacterial market, which, says Datamonitor's Amber Gibson, raises questions about why such conditions are the current focus of so much antibacterial product development...
What exactly is a Curriculum Vitae? Is it a List of your Skills and Experience? Is it a Mini Biography? Is it a chance to get someone to fully appreciate your Skills and Achievements?
Truth be known, Itâ€™s none of these.
â€˜To change Career, or to change Company?â€™ Although these seven words are easy to utter (and utter you will, over and over again), they are actually very deceptive as really what you are asking is, â€˜Which direction should my life now take?â€™
Everyone knows that first impressions count. There have been countless articles on how to â€˜Dress to impressâ€™, and how to make sure the first five minutes of your interview are geared towards creating the perfect â€˜First Impressionâ€™.
As we all know, interviews come in three forms: The good, the bad, and sometimesâ€¦ The downright ugly! This is an article about the latter; ugly interviews, from â€˜unconventionalâ€™ interviewers, who wouldnâ€™t know the words â€˜Professional, Un-biased and Independentâ€™ even if they came up and bit them!
With several blockbuster biological products approaching patent expiry and the emergence of new approval pathways, the biogenerics segment represents an attractive opportunity for companies looking to escape intensifying competition in the commodity generics sector. However, with the biotech industry preparing significant opposition to any new regulatory initiatives, barriers to market entry could remain high.
The presence of Arthur Dent's in pyjamas throughout the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in a series of increasingly surreal encounters, acts as a constant reminder to the reader that no matter what
a Bristol based Biochemical Company, says it has invented a new sprayable antibacterial disinfectant agent, to be launched under the name of D-Stroy, that can kill the hospital superbug MRSA and TB.
Which ever side of the desk youâ€™re on you will be familiar with the principle of the trade-off between the cost of recruitment and the cost of failure to recruit the right person â€“ never more in the spotlight than now.
Redundancy â€“ meaning a position of employment is no longer tenable â€“ is a traumatic experience. It is possibly one of the most devastating events youâ€™ll have to go through in your career but one that is becoming all too frequent across the industry.
â€˜Drug Rep Successâ€™ is the most complete of the numerous books published in the last 18 months or so that purport to offer guidance to the wannabe Medical Sales Rep and enhance the productivity of the established rep.
Pharmiweb's first online recruitment training day saw a group of seasoned recruiters and HR professionals studying and workshopping ideas for more effective online recruitment in a one day session.
The pharmaceutical industry has a wide range of roles for medics, from clinical pharmacology where the clinical care of study subjects is your responsibility, to the position of medical adviser, which
Lets have a look at the healthcare market and some of the things that are changing within it and then assess the impact of the changes on companiesâ€™ ability to achieve effective recruitment.
PiR Group has released the essential guide to Qualified Persons (QP) salary and benefits - The 2002 QP Salary Survey & Report. The data reveals that there is no longer a 'north/south divide' but more
Your relationship with recruitment agencies and consultants is of critical importance if you are to quickly secure employment. This article will help you to better understand the dynamics of this rela
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most highly R&D-intensive industries, more so than the electronics, communications, and aerospace industries. The industry faces a continuing challenge in emp
Dr Faiz Kermani
PharmiWeb.com is Europe's leading industry-sponsored portal for the Pharmaceutical sector, providing the latest jobs, news, features and events listings.
The information provided on PharmiWeb.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her