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The feedback my team receives from clients that I am very proud of is how prepared our candidates are with the expectations and challenges of the role for which they are interviewing. I am often asked how it is that our team can consistently present well-prepared candidates.  The answer is simple: by putting in the time.

Preparing Candidates Starts with Understanding the Employer

To ensure that we are identifying the best possible candidate for a job opening, we commit an extensive amount of time to the process of learning the various facets of your company. Before we deep dive into the intricacies of the role, we start by understanding the working environment in which the position exists.

What does that include?

  • What is the vision of your company?
  • What type of leadership team does your company have?
  • What are the unique challenges your company is facing?
  • What does your company do that your competitors do not?
  • How is your organization structured?

Once we have got that information locked in, we can begin to learn about the role itself. This process involves discovering:

  • What are the expectations of the role?
  • What experiences, skills, and traits have proven useful for this role in the past?
  • What is the primary challenge that the person in this role will face?
  • How will success be defined for this role?
  • Who in your organization will be working closely with this role? What are those people expecting from the role?

The more intimately we understand your company, the easier it is to avoid surprises during the recruitment process.

Avoiding Surprises

One thing that our candidates and clients both want is to avoid surprises. Your company does not want to discover something of significance about a candidate after you have hired them. Likewise, nothing dulls the excitement of a new opportunity for a candidate quite like learning about an unforeseen obstacle a few weeks into a job.

How does our firm avoid surprises for both parties? By thoroughly understanding the expectations of both parties and by being transparent with our research.

One of the most crucial and costly recruiting mistakes that employers can make is concealing challenges from their recruiting partner or from the prospective candidates they are trying to attract. Experienced life science candidates are not disillusioned by the challenges modern companies face. They have either encountered issues previously, or they have heard about them from their peers. Their experience and expertise have prepared them to tackle these problems.  They understand that every new opportunity will have bumps along the path. However, when companies conceal their thorns from candidates, they are revealed eventually.  That is a sure-fire way to lose trust with your new hire.

At Marcus & Associates, we put in the time to ensure there are no surprises.

Learn More About Our Approach to Life Science Recruiting

By listening to our clients and candidates, we have been able to build an approach to life science recruitment that enables both parties can make informed decisions—without surprises. Reach out to our team today if you would like to learn how our approach can bring the best talent to your company.