Life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry are wide-ranging and increasingly important sectors that are experiencing exponential growth. This growth is creating a range of opportunities, but also significant challenges, not least that of ensuring a pipeline of talent for an expanding industry.
Finding the right people to fill important roles in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry can be demanding. It is a highly complex and specialised field that requires a deep understanding of the specific skills and field knowledge that is required for any particular role.
Across the sector, there are serious talent shortages and at executive levels, the competition for the most experienced and talented people can be intense. For that reason, many companies within the sector will employ an executive search company to help them with the process.
Does a specialist sector require a specialist recruitment firm?
The recruitment landscape is competitive, meaning that employers need to work harder to find and attract the talented professional that they need.
If a company in the sector is working with an executive search firm they need to be confident that the firm they’re working with has the necessary contacts within the sector. They should have specific experience in successfully finding and recruiting outstanding talent for the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry.
Specialist recruitment firms should be able to provide insights and guidance about sector-specific recruitment based on their experience. They can help organisations plan, recruit and retain the right talent, and will have developed networks of industry contacts. They should be well-networked across the industry and be able to utilise these networks to identify and attract top candidates.
While opting for a specialist executive search firm has its advantages, a single-sector recruiter may have some limitations.
A range of industry specialisms
Many life sciences and pharmaceutical companies will opt to work for an executive search firm that has specialised industry knowledge and experience in a number of industries as well as their own. These can bring a wider pool of knowledge and experience to the recruitment process and have the detailed industry knowledge and experience necessary to find the right people for your role.
Because they have experience in a wider range of industries their networking will provide breadth as well as industry-specific depth. This means they may be able to leverage contacts across different sectors to help you achieve your recruitment objectives. They will also be able to provide a more balanced and objective view of candidate potential.
The specific expertise and breadth of experience to deliver
At Rowan Group, we work across a range of sectors including life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. As a result of our specific focus and specialist knowledge in this critically important sector, building a leadership team capable of meeting growth targets is our top priority. Why not put us to the test?
Contact us to find out more about how we work.