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4 Hiring Blunders that Cause Biotech Firms to Miss Out on the Best Science and Research Specialists

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Don’t Give In to Fear-Based Hiring – You Have More Options Than You Think
Biotech research is so costly and time-intensive that you simply can’t afford to hire the wrong people for your research and lab support team. These four hiring mistakes come from a fear of hiring the wrong person, but they actually inhibit you from finding your best potential candidates.

Hiring Blunder #1: Over-reliance on Personal Connections

Whether it’s people you knew in grad school, or friends of your employees, far too many biotech firms hire people simply because they know them. Think about the statistics of that for a second. Of all the biotech specialists around the world, you and your colleagues just happen to know the best ones for your research staff. What are the odds of that?

When you rely on personal connections, you are hiring based on fear of the unknown, not logic or evidence.

The best researchers, specialists, and technicians are not people you already know. They are new graduates entering the field. They are researchers already working at other companies or universities. They are people looking for a new venture, a new challenge, a new disease to cure. They live in different cities and countries.

If you only hire people you already know, you are screening out the cream of the crop. And the irony is, you’re hiring colleagues because of a fear of the unknown. Yet that fear of the unknown is leading you to miss out on the very best people for your team.

Hiring Blunder #2: Not Leveraging the Strengths of an Ever-Changing Industry

Specialization matters. But most new research is just that – new. You’re not going to find the best people by writing out a job description. You need to assemble a team based on vision and a long-term commitment to its success. Not just a list of skills and past accomplishments, as important as those are.

The biotech industry is changing all the time. Don’t keep looking in the same well and expect to find fresh water forever.

Hiring Blunder #3: More Concerned with Hiring Fast than Hiring Well

Many biotech recruiters promise super-fast turnarounds and high “fill ratios”. But what good is a fast hire if they aren’t committed to your vision? Research works best with minimal turnover. Do you really want to entrust your company’s 9 or 10-figure profit-potential and life-changing disease and drug research to someone you hired within three days of first meeting them?

Quality hiring in biotech isn’t about speed. It’s about a proven process that always results in the very best candidates – people who have the skills, talent, and commitment you need for your research venture to succeed.

Hiring Blunder #4: Not Considering Non-Academic Qualities

Degrees and publications matter in biotech more than most industries. They demonstrate proven ability to get real results. But if you’re trying to assemble a new team, or fill a hole on your current one, you need more than what’s on paper. You need to know about qualities that don’t usually show up on resumes or in interviews.

To find those, you need a new kind of hiring system.

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Your lab’s survival and growth depends on hiring the right team of research specialists, technicians, supervisors, biostatisticians, and engineers. Don’t give in to fear-based hiring. Don’t settle for people you know. Hiring your friends is not the way to run a billion-dollar bioresearch lab.

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