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13 March

Conquering the Clinical Trial with Interim Help

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   In the life sciences industry, clinical trials can be both exciting and daunting to embark on. When approaching clinical trials your science is already down pat, so new professionals and expertise are often needed for the next phase of development for your product […]

08 November

Checklist: Is Interim Talent Right for Your Company?

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   To find out if interim talent is a potential hiring strategy for your company, use this checklist as a guide. Do you check “yes” to any of the following?   My company…   Is missing a key executive or skill set.   Needs […]

25 October

3 Key Ways to Take Advantage of LinkedIn Job Posts

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   As an employer with a Company Page on LinkedIn, it’s a good idea to explore the online job posting options that LinkedIn has to offer. They provide an efficient method to advertise your open positions without having to set up an additional […]

19 July

Interim Talent to Clear Product Launch Hurdles

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Product launches are a critical period for most companies, putting a lot of time, money, and effort at stake. One is bound to face some hurdles throughout the process, especially within turbulent the life sciences environment. Even when a new product launch goes […]

08 March

Can’t Decide Between Top Candidates? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Finding and attracting top talent to your company is no easy task. Most hiring employers are lucky enough to find one top candidate for their open position, but what if you are lucky enough to find two or more? It may seem […]

19 January

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Checking References

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Checking the references of a potential employee is an important step in the hiring process. Second-hand reports from supervisors and coworkers can often be more revealing than face-time with the actual candidate. Since you can only borrow a little bit of the […]

11 January

5 Guidelines for Working With an Interim Executive

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Hiring an interim executive in times of need can be a reliable strategy for your company’s success. Although preparing and interacting with an interim leader is very similar to how you would handle a permanent employee, there are some key differences. Having negotiated […]

17 November

Trying to Convince Top Talent to Relocate? Put Yourself in Their Shoes

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   In the life sciences, finding highly talented executives with hard-to-find expertise and skillsets isn’t easy. Frequently, companies need to look nationwide, if not worldwide for the perfect person for their team. This often results in the relocation of the desired employee to their […]

01 September

How to Attract the Right Candidates

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Finding the best candidate is more than choosing the best résumé from a group of job applicants or interviewees. Actually, the process should begin long before that. In order to find the perfect candidate, you must first make sure you are appealing to […]

27 July

Interim in the Long Run

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Like most business strategies, there is more than meets the eye with interim talent. The interim solution may seem like a temporary fix, but this dynamic strategy actually aids in the long-term success of your company as well. The hiring of interim talent […]

02 June

The Facts About Employee Turnover

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Every year, hiring, firing, and turnover data is collected across world industries. And with each year, the numbers change. However, there are some fundamental facts about employee turnover that remain constant in the life sciences industry, including the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, diagnostic […]

05 May

How to Streamline the Interview Process

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   It’s natural to want to take your time during the interview process to sort through candidates and to ensure that those who really deserve the job stick it out to the end. However, this approach isn’t the best for high-level positions with […]

21 April

Benefits and Drawbacks of Remote Employees

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   The remote workforce is growing due to technological advances. With a little extra focus on communication, productivity tracking, and employee trust, remote employees can be great assets to your company. To hire remotely or not is often a choice employers face when […]

24 February

How Interim is Great to Assess the Long-Term Necessity of a Position

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed   In addition to helping a company through a transition or critical time period, interim talent can also help employers gauge the necessity of adding a full-time position. This can be a crucial tool to small businesses and start-ups where taking on a new employee can be a […]

10 November

How to Write the Perfect Scientific Job Description

By Mat Rosso, Director of Science and Engineering Recruitment, Ashton Tweed You know exactly what you need potential candidates to bring to the table, but it’s not always easy to put a job position into words. However, it’s important to have a detailed and specific job description in order to attract the life sciences candidates […]

10 November

How to Write the Perfect Job Description

By Mat Rosso, Director of Science & Engineering Recruitment, Ashton Tweed You know exactly what you need potential candidates to bring to the table, but it’s not always easy to put elegantly into words. However, it’s important to have a concise job description in order to attract the candidates you want. Here is a step-by-step […]

04 November

How Interim Placement Gets You Through Uncertain Times

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed   Scenario: The Vice President of Quality and Regulatory at ABC Pharma has exited the business, which is slowing down the progress of the submission of their novel therapeutic. Employees are struggling to get their work done and get back on schedule. Given the length of time it takes […]

08 September

3 Ways Your Interim Talent Can Turn Into a Permanent Asset

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed   Interim talent can be brought on board under many different circumstances. Progress and change are a natural part of the life sciences industry, and that applies to life science staff as well. The ups and downs of business require different talent to be utilized at different times in […]

25 August

Hiring Trends in 2014

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed   Hiring trends change from year to year due to a number of shifting variables, especially in the ever-advancing life science industries. Whether you’re looking to hire, have reservations about the process, or are simply curious, it’s important to know what your colleagues and competitors are up to. See […]

20 May

Interim Executive Solutions

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed   Interim Executive Solutions – Part-Time Executives Solve Full-Time Problems Securing the expertise, ideas, and skill set of an executive on an interim basis enables a corporation not only to garner a fresh, unbiased look at inherent concerns with its underpinnings, but also to acquire top-notch strategic advice for […]

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