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COVID's Impact on Life Sciences Recruiting

C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
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  • President and Managing Director, GeneCoda
    Biography

      As a recruiter with over 20 years of professional and executive search industry experience, Don Alexander has spent more than 16 years focusing exclusively on talent acquisition and recruiting, nationwide, for seasoned professionals in the Life Sciences sector (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Diagnostics and supporting Services and Tools). He has successfully completed hundreds of recruitment projects that involved senior level individual contributors through C level executives, with particular emphasis on sales, business development, marketing, product development, project management and pre-clinical R&D. Throughout his recruiting career, Don has finished in the top 10% and consistently finished in the top 25% of his peer group, as ranked by revenues. An enabler of relationships that have resulted in quantifiable goodwill for his constituency, he is recognized by clients, candidates, and colleagues for routinely creating value through a robust network and deep industry perspective. Prior to working at the intersection of Life Sciences and recruiting, Don spent the first years of his career in the financial sector managing millions of dollars in assets. This uncommon background, and breadth of business knowledge, enables Don to understand the recruitment process in a much larger context than just the placement of a single individual. It’s about a business investing in its growth—and mitigating risks. In addition to actively volunteering to help others, he enjoys rooting for NCSU, reading, investing, traveling and playing guitar. He even played “Stairway to Heaven” in his high school band but that was a while ago.


    Abstract

    COVID-19 has changed the way companies operate, the way employees perform their work and the way both are adapting to the environment.  In this session, we'll cover both macro industry trends and specific changes enabling attendees to gain a holistic perspective.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. The current Life Sciences job market

    2. Best practices in recruitment, interviewing and hiring

    3. Employee and candidate sentiment

    4. The "new normal" landscape


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