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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The difference that makes a difference

Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes the difference in successful people’s lives?

It isn’t always intelligence or talent or dedication. It isn’t that one person wants success and the other doesn’t.The difference lies in what each person knows and how he or she makes use of that knowledge.

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Heaven or hell?

A highly successful Executive dies, and goes to Hell…

She finds herself on a beautiful golf course and in the distance is an Exclusive Country Club. Many of her old friends are there, smartly dressed and having a wonderful time. She runs towards them and they all cheer and welcome her with open arms.

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What are the amateurs costing you?

Early on in my Healthcare Communications career (I was on the agency side for nine years before moving into search), I was lucky enough for my first role to join Medical Action Communications (MAC) as a medical writer. MAC were extremely well thought of and definitely one of the market shapers at that time. 

What I remember well was the amount of work we picked up through projects being delivered badly by incumbent suppliers. A number of companies freelanced out their medical writing to lower their costs but often the quality was poor; data was reported incorrectly and key messages were missed – to give only a few examples! By not investing in working with the best Healthcare Communications agencies in the first place clients were faced with the situation where the quality of their deliverables was compromised. Compromised so much that it would often have to be totally re written and they paid twice! Oh how heads rolled!

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