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How COVID-19 Has Affected The “Battle for Talent | State of the Industry 2021

Qualified candidates are being approached by recruiters multiple times a day. In order to attract talent, “you really need to differentiate yourself, or be a specialist within a market,” says Spencer Cricks.  Our goal at Planet Pharma is to create an organization that strengthens the employer-employee dynamic by connecting clients with talent. This results in…

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Hiring Demands: Clinical Roles | State of the Industry 2021

There’s no doubt about it – clinical talent is in huge demand right now, from researchers to project managers and beyond. Spencer Cricks discusses this increased demand over the past year:  Our goal at Planet Pharma is to create an organization that strengthens the employer-employee dynamic by connecting clients with talent. This results in making…

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Impacts of IR35 On The UK Market | State of the Industry 2021

While the industry has since begun to adapt to the new status quo, Spencer Cricks spoke earlier this summer to the initial impacts that IR35 had on contract staffing in the UK, and how the Planet Pharma team worked actively with candidates and clients to help them remain agile in a changing environment: Our goal…

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Hiring Challenges in a Recession

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A sluggish economy makes many employees’ jobs tougher, as they are forced to take on more work with fewer resources. There is a misconception, however, that as the job market slows internal recruiters’ and hiring managers’ jobs get easier. After all, there aren’t as many positions to fill and there’s an influx of talent in…

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Why Ghosting is So Bad for the Hiring Process

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Maybe you’ve heard of the term “ghosting” – when you’re in communication with someone then without explanation, the communication suddenly stops. You’re left feeling confused, frustrated and sometimes, even angry. The term (and the practice) is commonly used in the world of dating, and is also carrying over to other aspects of life – including…

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Reasons Contract Employees Leave and How to Avoid Them

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Organizations often rely on contract employees to support their teams, and a great deal of work goes into each hire. Making the most of those relationships seems like a no brainer, but there are times when contract employees leave before the assignment ends. This costs the company time and money, and will likely put the…

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What to Consider When Hiring a Remote Employee

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Your candidate may be perfect on paper (and even better on the phone). With the desired background, skills and experience, you’ve sourced a winner – or have you? If you are hiring a remote employee, you need to dig a little deeper to ensure you’re finding someone who is up for the unique challenges of…

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How to Make Sure Your Next Hire is a Culture Fit

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You could argue that culture fit is one of the most important factors when it comes to retaining talent. There is an old saying, “one bad apple can spoil the bunch” and we couldn’t agree more. Hiring the wrong fit can cost you time, morale and productivity as well as dollars. The challenge? Culture fit…

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