MPO: talent strategies to attract in-demand skills.

June 16, 2022 Tania De Decker

Supply chain disruption, rising prices and accelerated digital transformation are all challenging the medical products industry. And at the same time, the talent shortage is slowing growth and innovation for the sector. 

“Life sciences leaders report talent scarcity from R&D specialists to HR and procurement to general strategy, marketing and customer service roles,” writes Tania de Decker, managing director of Global Strategic Accounts at Randstad Enterprise Group. “Many of these require the [same] digital skills in high demand [as other industries].”

She stresses the importance of “obsessing over” the talent experience in such a competitive marketplace, among other strategies. “Life sciences organizations need to amp up their efforts … and widen their talent pools,” she continues. “There is an opportunity to prioritize [diversity, equity and inclusion] DEI for a competitive advantage.”

de Decker also advises that employers connect the work of the medtech industry with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Having had time to stop and reflect during the pandemic, many job seekers are now looking for a sense of meaning and purpose in their careers.

Read de Decker’s article in MPO magazine to see more of her recommendations, and be sure to follow Randstad Sourceright’s life sciences and pharma stream for the additional industry news and trends.

about the author

Tania  De Decker

As managing director of global strategic accounts for Randstad Enterprise Group, Tania works with Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement processes that improve and drive recruitment and retention solutions. Furthermore she is responsible for design and implementing customer strategies on a global level and liaise with all local operating companies belonging to the Randstad Group.

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