Go on… I dare you!

If you’re like me and the majority of other Hiring Managers in the Healthcare Communications sector, then today will be no different from your normal working day… You’ll do what you usually do… What you spent the majority of last year doing; your old habits and old routines… And you’ll probably spend the rest of the year doing the same.
Just like you did last year…

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What are you going to do?

A study carried out by the Job Board Monster, revealed gender disparities in confidence and perceived earning ability amongst those in University and University graduates in the early phase of their careers.
While 81% of respondents currently enrolled in University report feeling at least somewhat confident in securing a job after graduation, only 16% of women feel "absolutely confident," compared to 27% of men.

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Do You Have A Sleep Inducing Recruitment Process?

I think we’ve all experienced regret at some point in our lives. You know what I’m talking about… ‘what could have been?’ or ‘if only.'
And it definitely happens when it comes to hiring in the Healthcare Communications sector.
Unfortunately, some Healthcare Communications businesses are actually driving top talent away, and they have no idea why.
How? Well here are some of my favourite ways to literally make top talent run for the hills.

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They Will Leave You!

Lack of work/life balance is one of the major reasons I see good people wanting to leave their current Healthcare Communications role.
I once met with a client who admitted their top people could earn ridiculous amounts of money by their 2nd year, but that they would probably end up divorced soon after that too. They knew that there was a limited time they could expect anyone to stay.

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Power... Who Has It?

When it comes to hiring leading Healthcare Communications professionals, you might be surprised to know that they have most of the power.
Economic recovery after the recession is on-going and unemployment rates are declining resulting in fewer candidates for open positions within the sector. Hiring Managers are having to work really hard to fill their jobs. This is unlikely to improve anytime soon, and with the upcoming retirement of the baby boomer generation, the workforce will become smaller still.
In addition, increasing scarcity of good talent in the Healthcare Communications sector means that the candidates have options. This means that they’re not likely to participate in a hiring process that doesn’t value their effort and time. 

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