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8 Tips for Connecting with a Retained Search Firm

Why Connecting with a Retained Search Firm Is Important to Your Career by Robert Hennessy Go to any online job board and search for C-suite, executive or senior management positions and you’ll find slim pickings. Worse yet, the chances of hearing from any of those companies or landing those roles are so low that job […]

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The Hennessy Group places rare disease leadership at Amicus Therapeutics and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals

Aug 9, 2019 (Park City, UT) The Hennessy Group, an executive search firm specializing in the life sciences industry, announced the placement of new, key members of the science and leadership teams at Eloxx Pharmaceuticals and Amicus Therapeutics. Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has selected Dan Crawford to serve as its Principal Scientist for Pharmacology and Translational Sciences. […]

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The key to hiring smart for your CDMO 

Let’s say you’re the HR lead or even a recruiter for a CDMO, and you’ve just been tasked to find a Ph.D. with supervisory experience in biologics. According to your CEO and the project set in front of you, the candidate should understand viral vectors well enough to teach it to a staff -- and […]

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The Innovation Bonus of Hiring a Competitor

At my firm, we’ve known for a long time the value that experience earned at one pharmaceutical company can have on the next pharmaceutical company that hires an executive. It’s the primary reason why we keep such close tabs on the candidates we connect with and the ones we place. We try to maintain these […]

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Compensation and the cost/benefits of leadership in hiring

We see two kinds of hiring companies in the life sciences industry: those that are quick to make a highly competitive offer to the right talent and those that low-ball offers and run the risk of getting the door shut on the opportunity or simply waste time negotiating. Every one of our clients has the […]

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Retained search, in-house recruiter, contingent recruiter, and RPO defined

Trying to sort through the different types of recruiters and recruiting options in a competitive job market and which will perform? Here are the pros and cons of the four top recruiting options: in-house recruiting team, contingent search, retained search and RPOs. In-house recruiting team Internal or in-house recruiting teams are comprised of various staff […]

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The Hennessy Group Celebrates Landmark 20 Years in the Life Sciences Industry

Jun 1, 2019 --  Boutique executive search consultants, The Hennessy Group, recently celebrated the start of its 20th year of service in the life sciences industry. “We couldn’t be more excited,” says founder and CEO Robert D. Hennessy. “When I started this company in 1999, I could only dream about this kind of longevity. I […]

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Preparing to be the right candidate

First, a disclaimer: you can’t be the right candidate for an executive position if you’re not qualified, no matter how many advice articles you read. This article is no exception -- it’s intended only to help you if you have what it takes to succeed at the role in the first place. So why did […]

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How Executive Candidates Know They’ve Found the Right Job

Publicly, you’ll usually hear me giving advice to companies looking to hire their next amazing executive. But behind the scenes, I spend a lot of time advising the executive job candidates who are being reviewed by these companies, too. The candidates’ number one question: how do I know that this is the right move for […]

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Is “overboarding” a problem?

How many boards can an experienced director participate on and still remain effective? I’ve known (and placed) brilliant board members and directors and realize that most are quite adept at performing the role for more than a single organization. But is there an upper-end limit? In the life sciences industry, the goal is to save […]

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