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Bill Passed: It Will Soon Be Illegal to Ask Prior Compensation in Massachusetts

8 Facts You Need to Know About Massachusetts Bill S.983   1. Bars employers from asking about applicants’ salaries before offering them a job 2. The new law will require hiring managers to state a compensation figure upfront 3. Will go into effect in July 2018 4. Companies will not be allowed to prohibit workers from telling others how much…

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Prestige Scientific Team Attends 2015 NAPS Conference

Michael Barros Sr. Partner, Prestige Scientific “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ~Abigail Adams Oct 2, 2015 The Prestige Scientific team attends this years NAPS conference demonstrating our belief that we must always strive to grow by learning and improving in our profession. The NAPS 2015 Conference is the…

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My Response to a Sr Director Medical Writing Wanting to be a VP. Am I wrong???

*** BACKSTORY: While conducting a Senior Director Medical Writing search for a client, a very respected and longtime contact of ours emailed that they would be interested, if it was above Senior Director. I automatically responded that I’ll ask my client about Executive Director. Their response was to be VP. Well, my response below. *** I understand that they are…

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One-fifth of employers unknowingly asked an illegal interview question

Over 15 years of search, I’ve heard a lot of illegal questions from both clients and candidates. Many times, there are some people that have been promoted into very significant roles within organizations, but have not gone through formal interview training and they are not familiar with the laws. Unknowingly, they open their employer up to potential discrimination lawsuits and other…

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ASK the Recruiter: Everything you’ve always wanted to know…but didn’t ask

ASK the Recruiter: Common Recruiter Mysteries Revealed This is the beginning of a series of blog posts based on questions asked to us by candidates. Some are common questions that we hear on a regular basis, but some are unique to specific circumstances. If you have a question that you’ve always wanted answered, please email info@prestigescientific.com and we’ll do our…

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7 Ways to Hire Top BioPharma Teams:

7 Ways to Hire Top BioPharma Teams: 1. Life Science professionals look for challenges and opportunities, not “skills required.” One of the top recruiting mistakes people often make is to describe a laundry list of requirements. I understand that someone, some people, sat down and painstakingly came up with the perfect words to describe the ideal background. However, it doesn’t…

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Do You Promote Talent, Or Hold It Back?

We recently conducted a search for a client in a very difficult area of the industry. The feedback from the head of the department was positive, however, the rest of the group had hesitations because the candidate had been a fast riser in their career, but almost too fast. Which was partially true. Based on years of experience, he seemed…

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Clinical: Is Social Media un-blinding studies?

Clinical:  Is Social Media un-blinding studies? If patients are sharing information about clinical trials online, then what does that mean for the future of blinded studies? This is a good article about the challenges to engage  and educate patients. Great article on the topic by Craig Lipset: http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v20/n3/full/nm0314-231.html    

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What to Expect When Expecting… a Biotech Acquisition

What to Expect When Expecting… a Biotech Acquisition We’ve all either been there in person or heard the stories. Acquisitions and mergers are all over and through the last 15 years in the industry, our office has seen our fair share. Just in Massachusetts alone, we saw Takeda and Millennium, Genzyme and Sanofi, Sepracor and DSP, MGI and Eisai, and more recently, the…

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4 Things to Know About Highest VC Funded Biotech Cities in Q2 14

4 Things to Know About Highest VC Funded Biotech Cities in Q2 14 1. These are the Top 5 I. San Francisco $866M II. Boston $540M III. San Diego $167M IV. NY $125M V. Great Lakes $123M 2. $1.8B on 122 deals 3. The best Q2 since 1995 4. Cause for VC investments? Numerous IPO’s in the last 18 months…

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