FDA's Top Q4 Blockbuster Drug Decisions
The FDA has some of its biggest decisions of the year looming in the next few months. The first new lupus drug in half a century, a blood-thinner with mega-blockbuster potential, controversial weight drugs and more are all up for regulatory decisions that can move markets and either throw a bucket of cold water or high octane gasoline on stock prices.
The Cost of a Bad Hire:
How to Actually Do Something About It
John Sullivan wrote about the cost of a bad hire. Reading through the list, I thought it was extremely comprehensive … someone must have done their homework.
Sure, we should plan ahead, forecast hiring trends, and develop candidate pools. This is just good business sense. But, assuming hiring managers and staffing folks are doing the best they can, that is not enough. If we do not abandon old ways of thinking and adopt new tools, articles like this will continue into the future.
On Assignment Clinical Research
Mike joined On Assignment in April of 2010 with the acquisition of The Cambridge Group, a company he started in 1976.
In his role as VP of On Assignment Clinical Research, he manages the day-to-day operations of the Clinical Research team. This encompasses: training and development of the team; overseeing all recruiting and placement activity; introducing Clinical Research to clients; and building upon their group.
Mike loves the excitement of helping clients and candidates achieve their goals. For clients, this includes finding employees that will help their business grow, and for candidates, this includes helping advance their careers. He is proud of the significant impact they have on people’s lives. He enjoys the problem solving they face every day and is amazed at how they make things happen: “Sometimes it feels like we’re magicians, creating activity from chaos,” says Mike.
His secret to success at work: Love what you do. He believes that the success his team has had comes from how much they love what they do, coupled with their knowledge of the business and desire to do the very best for everyone they work with. Also, being extremely honest with everyone they deal with is critical.
At the top of Mike’s list of career accomplishments is The Cambridge Group and the team—building a company from scratch and making it successful with great team members. He’s also excited about joining On Assignment and the value it will bring to both clients and candidates.
I’m very optimistic about the future," enthused Mike. "Our combined team is committed to success, and one of the wonderful aspects of our business is that the better each person does, the better the team does."
On a personal note, Mike has been married to his wife Kara for 28 years and they have two children. Kara is a marathon runner and will be participating in her 28th marathon this year in Washington, DC. Mike is an avid golfer, and also enjoys fishing and traveling. He has been fortunate to visit some wonderful places in the world and play at some great golf courses.
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The following Industries expect to have an increase in projects that may result in additional contract staff* within the time frames below:
*This insight is based on our comprehensive September 2010 survey of contract staffing buyers. The full report is entitled, "Lab Support Index." The points above are from the report and are related to buyers' strategies for managing staffing resources.
In 2010, On Assignment enhanced its Life Sciences offerings in two key areas:
The Cambridge Group, acquired in April, has joined the team at On Assignment Clinical Research to focus on placing skilled professionals at all career levels in project-based, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities in areas including clinical data, clinical monitoring, medical writing, biometrics, and regulatory affairs.
Retained Executive Search
Sharpstream, acquired in July, is an international retained search company with a focus on securing executive and middle management candidates for project search work in discovery, clinical development, manufacturing, medical, and commercial.
For complete Life Sciences staffing solutions:
For recruiting services in Europe: