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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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There are many misconceptions about how the relationship between recruiters and candidates works. Not understanding the intricacies can lead to confusion, misunderstanding, and in some cases hurt feelings. Here are some tips for working well with a contract staffing firm and making the most of your job search. 1. Who’s your employer? When you take…

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