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The Life Sciences Careers Podcast

The Life Sciences Careers Podcast

By Don Alexander
If you're a Life Sciences executive, hiring manager, or HR professional wanting to keep track of labor market changes and learn how to onboard the best talent in the industry, then this is the podcast for you. Job seekers will also hear about valuable career advice and job search tips.

The Life Sciences Careers Podcast involves topics and interviews with experts involved in search, recruiting and hiring top talent. Hosted by GeneCoda® executive and professional search. www.genecoda.com

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What Yoda can teach us about hiring...
In case you're seeking a Jedi Master for your business, Yoda has some good lessons we can borrow when it comes to the hiring process.
03:53
May 15, 2021
Common Mistakes In Recruitment - Part 6
This series reflects on common recruitment mistakes made through the hiring process.  Part 6 offers perspective on mistakes that are made once a candidate is onboarded.
02:02
May 8, 2021
Common Mistakes In Recruitment - Part 5
This series reflects on common recruitment mistakes made through the hiring process.  Part 5 offers perspective on mistakes that are made once a candidate has accepted your offer.
02:09
May 1, 2021
Common Mistakes In Recruitment - Part 4
This series reflects on common recruitment mistakes made through the hiring process.  Part 4 offers perspective on mistakes that are made during the offer process.
02:35
April 24, 2021
Common Mistakes In Recruitment - Part 3
This series reflects on common recruitment mistakes made through the hiring process.  Part 3 offers perspective on mistakes that are made during the recruiting process.
02:33
April 17, 2021
Common Mistakes In Recruitment - Part 2
This series reflects on common recruitment mistakes made through the hiring process.  Part 2 offers perspective on mistakes that are made during the initial stages of the recruiting process.
02:45
April 11, 2021
Common Mistakes In Recruitment - Part 1
This series reflects on common recruitment mistakes made through the hiring process.   Part 1 offers perspective on mistakes made before the interview process commences.
03:19
April 4, 2021
Homework Assignments
Homework assignments.  A great interviewing tool or free labor? Referenced Article:  https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/03/job-interview-work-assignments-free-labor.html
02:35
March 27, 2021
Work Related Relocation Considerations!
Search firms like ours can be extremely valuable in this process but what other strategies can you deploy if considering a relocation to another state or country?
02:27
March 6, 2021
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?
The COVID pandemic has disrupted the lives of most people I know in the past year and it got me to thinking about how much change is too much change.
02:48
February 27, 2021
Game of Inches...
In recruiting, as in life, the “gold medalist” or candidate who gets the job is often separated by the “silver medalist” or the runner up candidate, by mere inches.  Since the gold medalist most often only finishes a short distance from the silver medalist, have you considered what you can do to become the gold medalist, the next time you interview? Any Given Sunday Speech:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-xmY5XKEnY
02:34
February 20, 2021
$15M a Day
Is your team getting ready for a potential product launch?   If so, the ramifications of potential market miscalculations is likely a top concern of yours. Are you certain you have the right people on your team’s bus? Contact us on:  https://www.genecoda.com/contact/
02:18
February 13, 2021
Fishing for People
What does fishing for people have in common with actual fishing and how do the two differ? For the eBook mentioned in our video, see:  https://www.genecoda.com/12steps_ebook/
02:57
January 30, 2021
Retained v Contingency Search Models... The Search Firm Viewpoint
John Campbell, Global Head of Corporate Recruiting at LabCorp / Covance, and Don Alexander, President and Managing Director of GeneCoda, discuss considerations for companies contemplating Retained versus Contingency search.  This part of the dialogue discusses the search firm point of view.
02:60
January 23, 2021
Retained v Contingency Search Models... The Candidate Viewpoint
John Campbell, Global Head of Corporate Recruiting at LabCorp / Covance, and Don Alexander, President and Managing Director of GeneCoda, discuss considerations for companies contemplating Retained versus Contingency search.  This part of the dialogue discusses the candidate point of view.
04:29
January 16, 2021
Retained v Contingency Search Models... The Client Viewpoint
John Campbell, Global Head of Corporate Recruiting at LabCorp / Covance, and Don Alexander, President and Managing Director of GeneCoda, discuss considerations for companies contemplating Retained versus Contingency search.  This part of the dialogue discusses the client point of view.
04:29
January 10, 2021
Networking: What are people doing?
What does it mean to network successfully?  How do professionals maximize the value of their networking? What might an “ideal” networking event look like? For more information, please see our blog post on:  https://www.genecoda.com/blog/networking-survey/#more-18753
03:59
January 3, 2021
Break on Through to the Other Side
How does a martial artist's black belt test of breaking a cement paver relate to breaking barriers in a broad sense?
02:42
December 20, 2020
Think Networking is Going to Get You Your Next Job? Think Again!
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!  Sources of hire information is of value to anyone involved in the hiring process because it helps determine the origins of a hire.  Armed with this information, hiring managers can make better decisions on where to allocate resources. Likewise, it is important for job seekers to prioritize where their likelihood of success is greatest.  Since companies use Sources of Hire information for their benefit, as a job seeker, why shouldn’t you? For more information, please see our blog post on:  https://www.genecoda.com/blog/think-networking-is-going-to-get-you-your-next-job-think-again/
04:50
December 13, 2020
How Much Does Unplanned Employee Turnover Really Cost? Ouch!
We've all been told that unplanned employee turnover costs a lot.    How much?  Well, that depends on the nature of the role and your company's particulars but what if there was a way this could be accurately calculated?   After watching this video, click the blog post link below and scroll to the link at the bottom.  You will need to have your own data or you can use estimates provided by the calculator, itself.  There is no charge to use this tool.  Buckle up!  You may be surprised with how expensive it is to lose great talent! Link to access the blog post:  https://www.genecoda.com/blog/employee-turnover-cost/#more-2275
05:28
December 6, 2020
The Legal and Practical Differences of Corporate vs. Advisory Boards Part 4
In our functions of corporate and advisory board series, we interview Barry Buzogany, Esq. an advisor to several private and public company boards including the advisory board of GeneCoda®.   In part 4 of our 4 part series, Barry discusses board fundamentals including how Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards are compensated, compensation benchmarking, committee compensation and board members as shareholders.
19:03
November 29, 2020
The Legal and Practical Differences of Corporate vs. Advisory Boards Part 3
In our functions of corporate and advisory board series, we interview Barry Buzogany, Esq. an advisor to several private and public company boards including the advisory board of GeneCoda®.   In part 3 of our 4 part series, Barry discusses board fundamentals including how Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards are created, key criteria for selecting members, the role investors play and prototypical sizes.
15:58
November 22, 2020
The Legal and Practical Differences of Corporate vs. Advisory Boards Part 2
In our functions of corporate and advisory board series, we interview Barry Buzogany, Esq. an advisor to several private and public company boards including the advisory board of GeneCoda®.   In part 2 of our 4 part series, Barry discusses board fundamentals including why and when to form an Advisory Board, the differences between an Advisor and Consultant, Corporate and Advisory member numbers and changes, and Board Observers.
15:16
November 15, 2020
The Legal and Practical Differences of Corporate vs. Advisory Boards
In our functions of corporate and advisory board series, we interview Barry Buzogany, Esq. an advisor to several private and public company boards including the advisory board of GeneCoda®.   In part 1 of our 4 part series, Barry discusses board fundamentals including governance and reporting structures, legal liability, duties, and time / meeting structure.
15:58
November 10, 2020
Why You Should Ghost Write Your Own Introduction
Outside of our direct work with clients, when I get requests to make introductions and connection, I ask the requestor to author / ghostwrite what they would like me to send to introduce them.
03:26
November 1, 2020
Busy People Have Little Time to Read "Help Wanted" Ads
Employing or using poor and / or inexperienced talent acquisition specialists, headhunters or recruiters is one of the worst decisions a company can make when seeking seasoned executives and professionals.
03:23
October 25, 2020
Employment Stability | Myths and Realities
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!  Employment Stability | Myths and Realities.  You are in charge of your career!
04:38
October 18, 2020
Avoiding the Resume "Black Hole" - Part 2
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!  Tips for Avoiding the Resume Black Hole - Part 2.
02:53
October 11, 2020
Avoiding the Resume "Black Hole" - Part 1
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!  Tips for Avoiding the Resume Black Hole - Part 1.
04:51
October 4, 2020
The Best Job Search Strategy We've Seen? (Part 2)
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!  Purposeful Job Search - Part 2. Check out this post on our blog at https://www.genecoda.com/blog/purposeful-job-search-your-7-part-career-gps/
02:51
September 27, 2020
The Best Job Search Strategy We've Seen? (Part 1)
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!  Purposeful Job Search - Part 1. Check out our candidate resource blog at https://www.genecoda.com/life-sciences-professionals/resource-library/
02:37
September 20, 2020
COVID Hiring What Are Companies Doing Differently?
For Triangle Biotech Tuesday, Don Alexander of Genecoda hosted a panel discussion on the topic of "COVID hiring: What are companies doing differently?", featuring Andrea Johnson – Senior HR Manager - Kymanox and Aaron Turner – Talent Acquisition Manager at RTI International.
45:06
September 8, 2020
How to make your resume stand out from the crowd?
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!  Resume guidance Part 2. Check out our candidate resource blog at https://www.genecoda.com/life-sciences-professionals/resource-library/
05:51
September 7, 2020
Retained or Contingency Search | Which is right for your company?
John Campbell, Global Head of Corporate Recruiting at LabCorp / Covance, and Don Alexander, President and Managing Director of GeneCoda, discuss various considerations for companies considering Retained versus Contingency search.
13:50
August 22, 2020
Who should review your resume and the 2 most important parts!
Our candidate tip series offers guidance to help you land your next great job!   Resume guidance Part 1. Check out our candidate resource blog at https://www.genecoda.com/life-sciences-professionals/resource-library/
02:28
August 16, 2020
Your Org Chart Matters!
The 12th segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
02:27
August 9, 2020
How do you reward your employees?
The 11th segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
02:23
August 2, 2020
The Importance of Appraisals and Continuous Feedback
The tenth segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
02:28
July 26, 2020
How Does Your Onboarding and Training Process Compare?
The ninth segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
04:39
July 19, 2020
An employer's next steps after an employment offer is accepted...
The eighth segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
03:27
July 11, 2020
Would You Take Your Own Offer?
The seventh segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
02:24
July 4, 2020
Determining Compensation For A Players!
The sixth segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
02:30
June 28, 2020
Using the Interview Process to Your Advantage!
The fifth segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
02:53
June 20, 2020
The Who? What type of people do you want to attract to your company...
The fourth segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
03:15
June 13, 2020
Mission & Values... A differentiator?
The third segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
04:41
June 6, 2020
Work Environment Matters... A Lot!
The second segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
04:12
May 30, 2020
Life Sciences Pulse Labor Market Overview
A guide to leveraging the information contained in the Life Sciences Pulse Labor Market report.  Sign up for the report on https://www.genecoda.com/life-sciences-pulse-report/
15:36
May 30, 2020
Branding for Employee Recruitment
The first segment of our 12 part series on how to attract, retain and recruit the top 1% of Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic) talent.
03:23
May 26, 2020
What's Happening in Life Sciences Recruiting, Hiring and Retention During COVID-19
GeneCoda® President and Managing Director is interviewed by Jay Graves of Pathfinder Business Consultants about the impacts of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus on recruiting, hiring and retention during the pandemic.  The interview covers industry outlook and trends as well as opportunities and challenges for companies that are hiring talent in the Life Sciences sector.
23:55
May 3, 2020
The V Curve
Why freeze hiring now? A historical view on markets and pandemics.
04:45
April 3, 2020
Recruiting Passive Job Seekers Part 2
Ted Benson of Corralling Chaos interviews GeneCoda® Managing Director, Don Alexander about recruiting passive candidates.  Part 1 focuses on defining the promise and challenges.  Part 2 will help listeners succeed in recruiting passive candidates.
08:22
July 2, 2019
Recruiting Passive Job Seekers Part 1
Ted Benson of Corralling Chaos interviews GeneCoda® Managing Director, Don Alexander about recruiting passive candidates.  Part 1 focuses on defining the promise and challenges.  Part 2 will help listeners succeed in recruiting passive candidates.
07:01
June 25, 2019