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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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How to Evaluate the Right Staffing Firm for Your Next Pharma Job

Searching for your next job in the pharma industry can feel like another full-time position in and of itself – it’s time consuming, requires organization and drive, and can leave you feeling downtrodden if things don’t go the way you’d hoped. Working with a recruiter who specializes in the pharma industry can take some of…

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The Importance of Life Sciences Internships and Lab Roles

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As a Recruiter, one of my favorite groups to work with is recent grads breaking into the life sciences industry. Their passion and excitement for science, manufacturing, and engineering are what make my job invigorating and worthwhile. However, as is the nature of recruiting, I don’t often have the chance to speak with these candidates…

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How the New IR35 Law Affects You

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On 6th April 2021 revised rules governing off-payroll workers go into effect in the UK for the private sector under the new IR35 law. What does this mean for you, as a contractor, recruitment business or organisation engaging off-payroll workers? Let’s provide some key definitions first and then we’ll cover the why, what and how…

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Planet Pharma Wins ClearlyRated’s 2021 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for Service Excellence

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Fewer than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada earn the Best of Staffing designation Chicago, IL (February 2, 2021) — Planet Pharma, part of The Planet Group and a leading staffing agency servicing the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device sectors, announced today that they have won Best of Staffing Client and Talent…

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Why Recruiters Don’t Respond

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As recruiters, we talk with candidates daily about the frustrations they experience during their job searches. One of the biggest complaints? “Why don’t recruiters respond when I call or email?” While we always strive to be responsive, the volume of candidates reaching out to us can be overwhelming. And, even one little thing can move…

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Why Being Honest with Your Recruiter is So Important

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Your recruiter should be your trusted advisor, your partner in your job search and your advocate. We do this best when our candidates are honest with us about the facts concerning their careers and job searches. Here are five of the most popular mistruths recruiters commonly hear and why it’s so important to be honest…

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Ways to Make Hiring a Contractor Quick and Efficient

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No matter the economic conditions, hiring managers need to move quickly when hiring a contractor to fill a temporary position. In good times, candidates often end up with multiple offers. During downturns, job seekers are eager for work and will often take the first opportunity that comes their way. Neither scenario affords the luxury to…

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