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.
11 May 12
Pharmaceutical brand managers have the task of bringing success to a brand's lifecycle. Every brand has this lifecycle â where it is introduced to the market before it eventually 'dies' out. People who work in this role will want to make that brand as successful as possible while extending its lifecycle as much as they can to get more profits out of the drug.
09 May 12
Health economics is one of those rapidly growing fields that links up business with health care. A health economist has a unique passion for using their knowledge of economics by applying it to a variety of challenges in health and medicine. As the population continues to grow, the demand for quality and cost-effective health care similarly grows, leaving careers in health economics vital to sustaining our health care system
01 May 12
Medimetrics, recently certified to ISO 13485, has successfully developed the IntelliCap system, specifically designed to target delivery of small molecule drugs and biologics to the GI tract. The technology is capable of achieving controlled release of drugs to specific GI sites in a fast, cost-effective and convenient manner (Shimizu et al., 2008).
10 Apr 12
Why is Facebook on its way to become a $100 billion dollar enterprise? Because, the corporate world is very comfortable with âpredictability driven marketingâ surrounded by âsearch based social mediumsâ expects âclick basedâ returns on investments and believes in 247/365 multidirectional expansion while rest of the world loves the freedom to engage online.
28 Mar 12
If you want to go further in your clinical research career, the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) can help. We provide training, analysis and discussion of the issues facing clinical research today, and opportunities for widening your professional network. Join ICR today, and benefit from all these resources straight away, many of them at specially discounted rates.
28 Mar 12
Strontium ranelate (Protelos ÂŽ) reduced structural progression of osteoarthritis (OA) in knee joints by one third, finds an international phase III study. The trial, presented at the European Congress of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO) meeting in Bordeaux, France, 21 to 24 March, 2012, is the first study ever to have demonstrated a disease modifying effect in OA, with additional benefits shown for pain, function and mobility.
14 Mar 12
Financial and budgetary, IT and green skills top the list of ten skills that Haysâ global offices and clients commonly identify as being in greatest demand.
âTalent shortages are a global problem,â said Simon Lance, Regional Director of Hays in China. âWe operate in 31 countries and these skills are the ones that our clients globally say are in most demand. For anyone considering their career options in our globalised economy, these are the skills to focus on.
Kathy Lou, Marketing Manager of Hays in China
27 Feb 12
This year is another bumper year for employment law changes. In this article we consider the key changes for employers in 2012, planned changes to Employment Tribunal practice and procedure and what changes are still in the pipeline.
16 Feb 12
Suddenly, perfect storms are developing on the global branding fronts; the top of the agenda is now ânamingâ of the brands itself and how will the names survive the rapid changes of massive digitalization of social media where such name identities reside and skate to catch customers via global cyber branding.
15 Feb 12
Ordering, management and workflow efficiency to be optimized using industry-favored software solution
27 Jan 12
The boardroom agendas must raise some of these questions. What are the specific tactical options available for the organization at this stage? What are the hot buttons on name evaluation for national or global cyber name branding? What are the key steps to get current name identity ahead of competitors on fast track basis? What are the new digital platforms for mass-customer-acquisition? What are the methodical steps to market domination via name identity?
20 Jan 12
Recruiters are very busy people, and typically have little time to read and select CVs for any given role. For them itâs a filtering process, often starting with a pile of CVâs and throwing out the bad ones before reading in more detail, the ones that are left. Therefore your task is NOT to get thrown out with the bathwater, and ensure that your CV is one of the ones that makes it past the first cull!
09 Jan 12
As we move into 2012, we are witnessing a fundamental change in healthcare product technology market demands from policymakers and consumers alike and a shift in the regulatory needs of manufacturers in this area.
Shayesteh FĂźrst-Ladani, Managing Director
21 Dec 11
The integration of mobile technology, bilingual skills and the use of Recruitment Process Outsourcing for global expansion are amongst the top issues that will dominate Chinaâs recruitment market in 2012, according to recruiting experts Hays.
Kathy Lou Marketing Manager, China HAYS Recruiting expert worldwide
21 Dec 11
Building a team of suitably qualified clinical research professionals within the Asia Pacific region, particularly in China, South Korea, Taiwan and India, has become a critical requirement due to the enormous growth in clinical trial activity in the region.
Paula Mumby, Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific
09 Dec 11
It is estimated that long term sickness absence costs the UK economy almost ÂŁ9 billion each year due to 140 million days lost as sickness absence. With an already failing economy, it is no wonder then that alongside a number of employment law reforms aimed at tackling the economic crisis, this is another area under scrutiny.
05 Dec 11
Employee Value Propositions (EVP) and attractive incentives are once again in focus as employers consider candidates who have potential rather than solely those who are an exact fit for the role, says recruiting experts Hays.
14 Nov 11
New data on UCBâs anti-TNF biologic certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), disclosed this week in several poster presentations during the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show the treatment works well in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients irrespective of prior exposure to other biologics, and that results are sustained over 28 weeks.
Olwen Glynn Owen - Pharmiweb Field Reporter
01 Nov 11
Weâre seeing increasing demand for pharma marketing solutions to be based on the iPad, and itâs not hard to see why. The pace at which the industry continues its move away from paper-based detail aids seems to be increasing. But whatâs interesting is that remote âself-serviceâ edetailing does not seem to be growing at the same rate. The predicted disintermediation of the traditional field sales model hasnât happened.
10 Oct 11
In the aftermath of last yearâs inconclusive General Election â and the subsequent emergence of the Coalition Government â youâd have been forgiven for thinking that âdeficit reductionâ was the only buzzword in town.
06 Oct 11
Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany, in partnership with the European Head and Neck Society (EHNS), will convene an expert panel of physicians, who will issue a call-to-action that will focus on providing tailored information, advice and better support networks to head and neck cancer patients.