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How To Hire (Your First) Employee(s)

Whether you are hiring your first employee or your 10th, hiring new employees is essential for businesses to grow. Employees are the lifeblood of your company and contribute significantly to success or failure. As a new business owner, hiring your first employee can be demanding if you don’t have the right tools and mindset. In…

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10 Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Recruiting mistakes can become quite costly. Estimated costs for recruiting mistakes range from 30% of an employee’s salary up to $240,000. Hiring the wrong person has direct monetary costs: hiring expenses, overhead, salary, and benefits; indirect monetary costs resulting from wasted time with onboarding and training; and opportunity costs in what the right person could…

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6 Steps to Hiring Seasonal, Temporary or Temp-to-Hire Employees

Hiring seasonal, temporary or temp-to-hire employees demands organizations invest time and effort to find the right people for the right positions. However, this process can become a drain on valuable resources such as staff time and attention. Companies must be agile and efficient throughout their hiring process in a highly competitive, fast-paced business environment. Companies…

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Rethinking Job Requirements: Building a Labor Shortage Strategy by Hiring for Soft Skills

American companies have typically focused on specific job requirements when hiring employees. Requirements such as degrees, certifications, and relevant experience generally headline job ads. However, the focus shifts to hiring for soft skills during times of labor shortages. So, what does it mean to hire for soft skills? Labor shortages mean a limited supply of…

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Hiring a Staffing Firm: How Biotech Staffing Agencies Are Truly Effective

One question often comes up among top-level business executives: Are staffing firms truly effective? A staffing firm’s effectiveness largely depends on the value they deliver to customers, and the value provided varies from firm to firm. In today’s competitive corporate world, even the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure. The most…

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Everything You Need to Know about Hiring Remote Employees

In today’s modern business landscape, working remotely has become an increasingly important part of the workplace. This shift is causing companies to adjust their staffing practices to accommodate remote workers. There are two angles to consider. The first consideration is part-time remote work. Specifically, workers that split time between on-site presence and remote work. These…

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5 Ways to Hire Staff Quickly and Effectively

Great employees are a biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device company’s lifeline. As Virgin founder and CEO Richard Branson once pointed out, “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients.” Indeed, top-notch employees can make or break your business. However, the challenge…

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5 Reasons to Use a Staffing Agency for Hiring Employees

Corporations often face challenges when hiring new employees. In particular, employees with specialized skills in biotech and medical fields may prove to be a complex task. After all, attracting top-quality talent represents an investment in time and money. As such, some staff turnover may represent a needless drain on corporate resources. A viable alternative (or…

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