It has been a vintage year for Paramount Recruitment, with a change in the agency’s focus, some major client wins and the launch of a refreshed brand image to reflect the company’s new vision. Here, Director Eugene McDaid shares his thoughts on 2016 and the challenges that lay ahead in 2017.
The annual work’s Christmas party is traditionally a time to relax and enjoy some much-needed downtime with colleagues – but if you aren’t careful a little too much festive fun can be a career killer. Here’s our top 10 tips for getting through the festive season with your career prospects in tact:
A recent survey carried out by the Equal Opportunities Commission found that a failed or wrong recruitment left small businesses anywhere between £1,000 and £28,000 out of pocket. With so much at stake financially, can you really afford to get your recruitment strategy wrong?
There are some things that you can be sure of this January – you’ll say you’re going to start going to the gym again, you’ll buy a lot of things you don’t need in the sales, and without fail you’ll receive an email from a recruiter entitled ‘New Year, New Career’. Forget January; if you are happy in your job, then now is the time to start looking for your next career move
The concept of precision medicine – treatment tailored to a patient’s individual genetic make-up – is fast becoming a reality thanks to advances in genomic research and the introduction of electronic medical records. But before science fiction becomes science fact, we need to overcome the inherent issues surrounding the use of confidential medical records.
The world of work can be very competitive, particularly if you are just starting out in your chosen profession. To get yourself a foot in the door, it’s worth spending some time getting your online profile in order as social media is a great tool to sell yourself to prospective employers. It can however, be your undoing. Here’s our top five tips to make social media work for you:
In 2015, the recruitment sector had one of its best years ever, with more than 5,000 new recruitment agencies setting up shop. There may be more to choose from, but when most continue to peddle the ‘no win, no fee’ approach, switching from one to another may feel like déjà vu. Isn’t it time for a change?
Big Data is big business, and not just for the Google, Apple and Facebook's of this world. The pharma industry produces large amounts of data, and with the rapid growth of digital health technology, this is only going to increase in the future. So, for talented individuals with data skills, the life sciences could be your next calling.
Brexit will undoubtedly be a major turning point for Britain and a time of great uncertainty – no more so than for pharma companies, as they await the fate of the regulations which have governed the UK industry and its products for so long.
If you are thinking about your next career move, chances are you’re already looking at opportunities at the kind of well-known pharma and life science companies which are going to look great on your CV. But what if your next big move was to a start-up? Here, we’ve put together our top 5 reasons why joining a small company can get the best out of you.
How far would you go to help science find a cure for a disease that kills hundreds or even millions of people every year? Most of us are happy to donate money to medical research charities – but what if you were asked to donate your genome, the unique map of your genes and DNA, to scientific research? As the field of genomics continues to grow, this may be a question we are all asked to consider in the not too distant future.
As part of the school curriculum, Arden secondary school in Solihull, West Midlands enlisted Paramount Recruitment to help young people turn their lesson objectives into science.
Digital technology has transformed the way we communicate with each other, putting the ability to call, message and share thoughts at our fingertips 24/7. For medical communications agencies, the global success of digital technology has heralded a major shift away from tried and tested traditional media and methods, and a leap towards constantly evolving online platforms, where only those that adapt and innovate will survive.
Step 1: Diagnosis, Step 2: Treatment – the two cornerstones of clinical practice follow each other naturally, sharing considerations to plan a course of action. But what of initial prevention? What of Step Zero? In their revitalisation of personalised care, supporters of genomic medicine may also change how we utilise preventative measures, and the pharmaceuticals that bring them.
Modern science, perhaps more than any other sphere, benefits from open, interconnected networks of knowledge and of people. We continue to pool larger subject samples, to share more data, and to seek the expertise of specialists across a veritable pick 'n' mix of labs.
Until recently, almost 95% of the human genome was neglected by medical research.(1) Despite completing the full genome map in 2003, researchers were sure that only the coding genes – that active 5% – played any role in disease. The full gene sequencing that once took 13 years can now be done in a day, however, and it is only with this leap in technology that the enigmatic 95% has come in to focus.
For those in search of employment, the job application process can become second nature. Certainly, according to a recent article by Indeed (1), applicants are focusing less on dedicated 'job seeking' time, and more on a constant readiness to apply throughout the day, as new opportunities arise.
Since the introduction of the first therapeutic monoclonal antibody product in the 1980’s, antibodies are now dominating the biopharmaceutical market and are the fastest growing class of therapeutics.