Ritz Herald: demand for pharma researchers on the rise.

June 23, 2020 Sue Marcus

As pharmaceutical companies race to develop vaccines for COVID-19, there has been an increase in hiring in the pharmaceutical research and development space, with clinical trial managers (40%) and research associates (50%) being the most sought after roles. This was one of the key findings of Randstad Sourceright’s COVID-19 talent impact analysis report.

Demand for assistant store managers (38%), financial consultants and insurance underwriters (50%) is also on the rise. On the other hand, customer service roles saw the sharpest decline in demand (47%). There are also fewer job opportunities for engineers and automotive workers as a result of the COVID-19.

“The economic slowdown brought about by the pandemic has forced companies to focus on what jobs and skills are truly essential and most valuable to their businesses,” said Sue Marcus, regional president at Randstad Sourceright North America. “We’ve also taken a qualitative look at the mindsets and behaviors of candidates working in these job families to provide companies with a more complete talent picture and help them shape their recruitment strategies.”

Read the full article in the Ritz Herald for other highlights and key data points of the research. You can also get your exclusive copy of “How is key talent in the US impacted by COVID-19?” for more insights right now.

About the Author

Sue Marcus

Sue Marcus is the executive vice president, RPO, for Randstad Sourceright North America. Initially joining the Randstad organization back in 2004, under the Spherion brand, Sue has been driving client performance, strategy and innovation since, with a specific focus on building progressive RPO models that often evolve into integrated talent management partnerships. Sue is best known for her commitment to building an engaged delivery team, achieving optimum client satisfaction and earning some of the RPO industry’s highest accolades, including a top ranking on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen.

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