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04-Mar-2022

Using a Niche Job Board to Locate Life Science Talent in Germany

Using a Niche Job Board to Locate Life Science Talent in Germany

Summary

Germany is home to the largest Pharmaceutical market in Europe and the fourth largest in the world; with its large population, strong infrastructure and highly skilled workforce making it an ideal location for Pharmaceutical innovation. With a highly skilled workforce comes a lot of competition amongst Pharmaceutical and Life Science recruiters for the best talent in the industry, which is a challenge that has only been made more difficult post-pandemic.
  • Author Company: PharmiWeb.Jobs
  • Author Name: Lucy Walters
  • Author Email: Lucy.Walters@pharmiweb.com
  • Author Website: https://www.pharmiweb.jobs/
Editor: Lucy Walters Last Updated: 29-Apr-2022

Germany is home to the largest Pharmaceutical market in Europe and the fourth largest in the world; with its large population, strong infrastructure and highly skilled workforce making it an ideal location for Pharmaceutical innovation. With a highly skilled workforce comes a lot of competition amongst Pharmaceutical and Life Science recruiters for the best talent in the industry, which is a challenge that has only been made more difficult post-pandemic.

If you’re currently hiring within Germany’s Life Science industry, one of the simplest and most cost-effective things you can do to attract highly skilled workers is by making the most of niche job boards such as https://www.pharmiweb.jobs/de/. By choosing a niche job board, you’ll be able to conduct a more targeted job search by accessing services designed to help you reach your unique target audience of candidates. Niche boards also give you the space to develop your employer branding and position yourself as an Employer of Choice.

In this article, we explore 5 key benefits of using a niche job board to locate more specialised Life Science talent in Germany…

Smaller Candidate Pools with High-Quality Talent

Especially if you’re looking for highly skilled, specialised candidates, quality is more important than quantity. It’s more important to locate the most relevant and qualified candidates than it is to generate large volumes of traffic by sharing your job adverts on boards with huge, unsegmented audiences.

As niche job boards are targeted towards specific groups of candidates, they automatically provide you with an initial round of filtering, allowing you to focus only on candidates relevant to your roles.

Focused Account Management

The staff behind niche job boards, including our team at PharmiWeb, have a good understanding of the market you’re hiring in, as they are focused on recruitment within a specific industry, location, or discipline. They’re often aware of the latest news, developments and challenges in the industry, and will also have an insight into your competitor activity.

Niche job boards can therefore offer you more than a platform to post your jobs, with staff who have the knowledge and experience to help you develop your recruitment strategies as a whole. These teams can help you develop your employer brand, choose the right job titles for your adverts, and push your roles in all the right places. With fewer companies advertising on niche job boards compared to larger boards, staff have more time to understand your recruitment needs and are there to help you get the best ROI for your organisation.

Find out more about PharmiWeb’s Recruiter Training packages, covering topics such as 360 Recruitment, Employer Branding and Business Development.

Control Over Your Postings

With less competition from other Life Science recruiters, it’s often easier to communicate with staff behind niche job boards and have a say in how your job adverts are being shared. Instead of paying for a job posting and not knowing where and how it’s being seen, you may have some input into how that role is promoted and distributed to candidates, and which candidates are being targeted.

For example, if you post 10 jobs on PharmiWeb including 1 particularly hard-to-fill role, you may want to get in touch with your Account Manager to upgrade your posting and have that role featured in one of our email newsletters, taking it straight to the heart of your target audience. This gives you more control over the visibility of your job postings and gives you further insight into how you can reach your target group of candidates.

Space to Develop Your Employer Branding

With niche job boards being much quieter than large, busy boards, they provide ample opportunity to push your employer brand in front of your target audience and to present yourself as an employer of choice. PharmiWeb’s Employer Branded Careers Hubs are a good example of this, as they give you the space to shout about your news, awards and achievements, values, goals and company culture as well as your current vacancies. These hubs give candidates everything they need to know about you, without them having to leave your job advert to find this information for themselves.

With a segmented candidate base, strengthening your employer brand on niche job boards means you’ll be pushing your brand in front of all the right people, meaning you won’t be wasting valuable resources trying to be seen on a busy board.

Targeted Advice and Resources

Whilst some recruitment tips can be applied across industries, niche job boards also give you access to industry-specific tips and tricks to help you hire in your sector. They may also share industry news and key developments, allowing you to continue to be an expert in your field. These resources allow you to stay ahead of the latest hiring challenges and opportunities, ultimately helping you to get the best ROI for your recruitment activities.

Are you Currently Hiring in Germany?

If you’re a Life Science recruiter currently hiring in Germany, now is the time to join leading organisations such as AstraZeneca, Syneos Health and IQVIA and make the most of our DACH-focused Life Science job board: https://www.pharmiweb.jobs/de/.

Get in touch with our team at sales@pharmiweb.com or by calling us on +44 (0)845 5651771 to see how we can help you locate and engage the best talent in the industry.