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The Confluence of DEI & WFA

Feb 12, 2021 11:45:34 AM / by Dave Foulke posted in COVID, Coronavirus, Work From Home, Talent Intelligence, Diversity, Hiring, Recruiting, Executive Search, Talent, Talent Pipeline, Life Sciences Recruiting, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Boston Life Sciences, San Francisco Life Sciences, #WFH, #DEI, #DNI, NJ Life Sciences, RTP Life Sciences, Chicago Life Sciences, #D&I, Philadelphia Life Sciences, Seattle Life Sciences

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Though it's still early in 2021, we are seeing a clear confluence of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) initiatives and WFA (Work From Anywhere) realities forming a perfect storm of sorts - in a positive way.  The impetus of the WFA dynamic coupled with optimism for getting COVID-19 under control has, for many Life Sciences companies with whom we've spoken, propelled DEI hiring strategies to new heights and into new places.  

Specifically, as companies have expanded if not lifted their traditional talent borders to include remote locations for certain levels and functions, the potential pool of diversity candidates has grown exponentially.  It has also ushered in a new era of strategically trying to gain a competitive hiring advantage over their peer groups in the form of targeting diverse talent in non-traditional but aligning industries. 

The challenge for many, however, is that they now need to not only redirect, extend and expand their DEI messaging to reach targeted, diverse candidates in new geographies and new industries but also determine who and where those candidates are.  This need has placed a premium on sophisticated but rapid demographic and fit analyses of diverse candidate markets.  This requires going beyond a simple heat map and into the realm of true custom Talent Intelligence services that translate data into actionable information. 

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Taxing the WFHers?...a Closer Look...

Nov 30, 2020 10:56:44 AM / by Dana Young posted in COVID, Coronavirus, Work From Home, Talent Intelligence, Diversity, Hiring, Recruiting, Executive Search, Talent, Talent Pipeline, Life Sciences Recruiting, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Boston Life Sciences, San Francisco Life Sciences, #WFH

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In the fifth and final blog in our WFH series, we note the dynamics and considerations of the Work From Home (WFH) movement that continue to seemingly change on the fly and without much warning.  Case in point is a recently released survey by Deutsche Bank that proposed a "privilege tax" of 5% for those who continue to work remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Remote Talent: Scattered to the Wind?

Nov 4, 2020 7:53:20 AM / by Dana Young posted in COVID, Coronavirus, Work From Home, Talent Intelligence, Diversity, Hiring, Recruiting, Executive Search, Talent, Talent Pipeline, Life Sciences Recruiting, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Boston Life Sciences, San Francisco Life Sciences, #WFH

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As Work From Home (WFH) has even more fully taken root with the end to COVID-19 nowhere in sight, we are seeing and hearing about a number of remote workers relocating in sizable numbers.  There are a variety of reasons, from getting outside of highly populated big cities, to being closer to family, to finding more affordable housing, etc.  But the trend is undeniable in Life Sciences given the typical convergence of big city and high costs in traditional markets such as Boston and San Francisco. 

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