Are we in a candidate driven market?

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By Adam Lentz:

As a recruiter in Boston, we see all kinds of trends. We are always keeping up on the important happenings within our industry and following other experts to make sure we can make the best decisions for you the client.bigstock-job-search-vacancy-for-jobs-on-46555552

One trend that many recruiters are seeing now is that more and more job candidates are rejecting offers for a host of reasons. One main reason is that many companies are not acting quick enough to secure that talent. As many industries are in a hot job market, the candidate can essentially work other opportunities rather than relying on just one open position as has been the case in the past.

Companies that are eager to fill critical positions are now in a position that they need to act quicker in order to secure that talent and get them started in that new role.

In a survey of hiring managers that just came out, it was also noted that many candidates are now placing priorities on not just salary and benefits but on the ability to advance at a company. Many companies are now competing for great talent which is not such a bad thing in terms of where our economy is heading.

Read more about this growing trend here.

If you’re in need of talent for your growing organization and you might be in a rush to fill certain positions, please contact us today. We can help speed up the process and get your company the talent you need to start moving in the right direction.

More College Grads Entering the Workforce

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As we approach January, we’ll be seeing a new batch of job-seekers; college grads. And the time might be right to explore what a recent college graduate has to offer your company. Depending on your industry and of course the position you need filled, a college graduate can be a smart move for any number of reasons.Keyboard with "Graduate" Button.

We often see companies kick off another big hiring season at the first of the year; filling any number and levels of positions. While as a recruiting firm in Boston, we have a great network of highly skilled and tenured candidates, we also have a growing list of talented college grads ready to hit the ground running.

A few items to think about when considering hiring a recent graduate. If you are looking to shape a new staff member into doing things your way, a new grad might be the way to go. While lacking in experience, the right person will make up for that experience in drive and determination.

Tech and social media: While social media can be an enormous disruption in the workplace, those companies that embrace it and encourage their staff to use it to share company news and content can benefit greatly. This age group has literally grown up with social media, so being a little open minded about the possibilities could help this part of your marketing.

If your budget is a concern and you absolutely need a position filled, hiring a recent college graduate can help you manage your budget by allowing you to bring in a candidate at a reasonable rate and allow them to prove themselves before climbing the ladder.

New ideas. If you crave new ideas, this might be the way to go. If you’re stuck in your ways and have no interest in finding different ways to do things around your operation, maybe not so much. But a young fresh face can sometimes shed light on age-old problems and come up with current day fixes that you may have never thought of.

We have all heard the pros and cons of hiring what we call Millennials and there have been some negative generalizations about this age group. But it all comes down to who you hire, screening that candidate and allowing a firm such as King & Bishop to aid you in that search.

If your 2015 calls for adding staff, please contact today and let’s discuss your options.

The Trend is Your Friend

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By Mike Liuzza:

job search find vacancy for jobs search job online job applicatiA few months back during our regular in-studio visit for Fox News in Boston, we were discussing the upward trend in the jobs market. As we have seen several months of 200,000 plus jobs created, the anchor ended our segment by saying, “The trend is your friend.”

Friday, we saw the monthly Jobs Report come out and as expected, we are still seeing that upward trend in jobs created. The BLS estimated that over 321,000 new positions were created and ADP reported that over 101,000 of those were small business. So if you’re asking us, our friendly trend in recent months has been small business, companies with 1-49 employees.

As a recruiter in Boston, we are certainly seeing similar trends. We are seeing manufacturing pick up, and a trend we continue to see is hospitality.

Take a moment to view the USA Today article on the ADP Report and if you are a growing small business in need of HR services, please view the short video below that outlines how we can help you.


Biomedical Search Consultants Skill Marketplace- Nov 2014

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Searching For Talents - Recruitment ConceptBiomedical Search Consultants, a division of King & Bishop has a number of quality candidates and we’re ready to introduce them to you. As you’ll see below, the qualifications of these candidates can help build your team and move your operation to the next level. Please take time to see if there is a fit with your organization below. If you don’t see someone with your needs, please contact us today. We’re confident we can find just the right talent for you.

Director of Innovation / R&D

Senior level business and innovation professional seeking a leadership position within a progressive, technically oriented organization. In-depth experience in managing the delivery of medical devices, complex systems, innovative technology products, and integrated solutions. Expertise in understanding how to make technologies “real” and deliver innovative products to the market. Managed business unit level P&L, strategic business relationships, as well as multi-disciplinary resources focused on innovation and development. An effective player/coach with strong communication skills who has mentored, collaborated, and managed activities across functional groups, internal stake holders, and external partners. Open to relocation.

Regulatory, Clinical and Quality Leader

An accomplished professional with expertise across a broad spectrum of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVD). Proven track record of success dealing with FDA on submissions and pre-submissions leading to multiple product clearances. Most recently led regulatory, clinical and QA efforts resulting in successful 510(k) clearance, CE marking and launch of novel cardiac biomarker IVDs. Also led regulatory and clinical projects on behalf of launch of several innovative diagnostic devices in the diabetes, cardiovascular and women’s health sectors. Strong foundation in diagnostic product development including verification, validation, risk analysis, clinical evaluations, and labeling development.

Product Manager

Accomplished professional with 15+ years experience managing products from concept through commercialization. Proven track record releasing six new products and managing the successful growth of 12. Specialized in chemical analysis instruments designed towards homeland security application (explosives, narcotics and contraband detections) in addition to non-destructive testing instruments. Responsibilities include developing the business case for new products, driving feature sets, turning VoC into product enhancements, reporting on revenue/bookings/profitability, market analysis and trends. Accomplished team player and team leader comfortable communicating on the production floor, in the labs and the boardroom.

R&D Manager

Hands-on engineering leader with demonstrated ability to drive to root causes and inspire teams to find robust solutions. Skilled in product design/development, process development and manufacturing engineering; has earned a reputation for integrity, builds winning teams and thrives under pressure. Leads international medical device new product teams from concept to commercialization. Experience in minimally invasive surgical devices and Class III implants. Holds advanced degree from highly reputable university.

Production Manager

Medical Device professional with experience successfully coordinating activities for the production of several product lines simultaneously.   Equipped to establish a direct and informative link between the executive committee, sales, engineering and operations groups through concise communication. Utilizes motivational and group dynamics to structure team for effective execution of tasks. Emphasizes statistical awareness to solve problems and achieve operational excellence. Meets deadlines and customers needs while being mindful of budgetary goals. Holds a Masters in Engineering from Tufts University.

Entrepreneurs Do Create Jobs

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By Adam Lentz:

job search find vacancy for jobs search job online job applicatiThis week, the Global Entrepreneurship Index was released. This measures the health of small business start ups. In short, the US leads the pack in terms of entrepreneurship and start ups in the world. We all know that small business is the backbone of the US economy and that’s because small business leads the way in job creation. Last month alone, small business created over 102,000 new positions of the total 230, 000 jobs created in the US for October according to the ADP Employment Report.

There are some remarkable start ups not only in this country but in many other countries that help to foster entrepreneurship such as Canada, the UK and in the Middle East. As a recruiter in Boston we are seeing a number of small businesses create positions for this growing economy.

Take a few minutes to read this article we found about how global startups are leading the way in job creation both here and abroad.

Using Social Media to Recruit Talent-SBANE Workshop

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We are constantly hearing about social media and all its uses (and misuses…). Whether we like it or not, social media right now, is here to stay. There are plenty of ways to use social media to your advantage as a business and one way is to use it to help build your team.Social Media Sign

How do we as employers use social media to find the best talent? That’s the topic of our next presentation with SBANE, and the Human Resources Committee.

King & Bishop’s CEO Brendan King along with Recruiter Anneliese Muscari, also of King & Bishop, will guide you through the ins and outs of using social media to help effectively build your team.

Join us on December 4 at the SBANE Headquarters in Waltham from 7:30-10:00am for this important presentation.

For more info and to register, follow the link here:

Talent Marketplace-November

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Below are a number of candidates we have available to meet with you. If any of these professionals can help move your organization forward, we’d be happy to have our experts contact you and get things moving.  If you have any other staffing needs, please contact our team of recruiters so they can assist your organization.Searching For Talents - Recruitment Concept

Medical Device/Life Sciences HR Consultant

Professional with human resource expertise, experience working in entrepreneurial, high growth and mature organizations rounding out with merger and acquisitions. Experience includes diverse cross-industry exposure including biotechnology, medical devices, high technology, and financial services.

Compensation expertise includes composite building and data audits in support of position to market analyses, salary budget recommendations and development of market reference ranges/guidelines.

Other experience includes benefits planning, talent acquisition & employee relations.

Senior HR Business Partner/Benefits Consultant

Human Resources Professional with experience in Professional Services/High Technology environments.

Professionally and compliantly design and administer employee benefit programs including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Group Life, 401K, FSA. Effective negotiator and analyst who works well with brokers and plan carriers to produce cost effective insurance, pension and savings solutions. Comprehensive knowledge of current compliance initiatives (ACA).

Medical Device/Life Sciences Recruiter

Support R&D, EH&S, Non-Clinical Development, Regulatory and Program / Product Management, Technical Operations, Quality, Medical Affairs, Clinical Research

Effective at sourcing, candidate development and  line manager relationships.

Experienced includes contract, direct hire and early career agency environments.

Video-The Latest Jobs Report-Fox News Boston Analysis

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On Friday, the October 2014 Jobs Report came out. Brendan King once again sat down with Mark Ockerbloom of Fox 25 News in Boston to go over the details of the latest numbers.

In short, on the national level, the economy added 214,000 jobs in October 2014 according to the BLS report. When you look at the ADP Report issued on the prior Wednesday, small business once again had a leading role in new job creation with 102,000 positions created. The ADP report also indicated that medium business created 122,000 new jobs, a jump over last month’s 48,000 jobs.

Some of the big winners this month are leisure and hospitality, construction (who hasn’t driven by a crane at a worksite lately?) and professional and business services. As a recruiter in Boston we are seeing similar trends.

See what Brendan King has to say on Fox News about the October Jobs report as well as what on the horizon for holiday hiring.

And if your company is in the market for new talent, we’d love the opportunity to discuss your plans and how King & Bishop can assist.

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Robots and Salaries

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Two articles caught our attention recently that pertain to our growing job market. The first was in regards to trends in life sciences salaries.

In a recent report we see that salaries for those in the Life Sciences industry have increased slightly over last year. The survey conducted by “The Scientist” indicated that some of the highest paying sectors right now include discovery, drug development and biotechnology. The survey has a wealth of information including “Industry Vs. Academia”, “Age and Experience” and the salary trends between the US, Canada and Europe.

Click here for the full article:

This week we also saw an article on how certain industries are using robots to perform various tasks. From cleaning hotel rooms, replacing wait staff and other more challenging roles in manufacturing and technology. Don’t worry; we think humans still have an advantage over robots.

More on robots here:

Contract Recruiter Marketplace- October 2014

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As a recruiter in Boston, we also represent many contract recruiters. This week, we feature many who represent various industries and skill sets. If you are interested in finding out more about those we represent, please contact us!

General & Administrative Recruiter

Strong Senior Talent Acquisition and Strategic Sourcing Leader with 15 years experience both in Agency (Retail, On-Site) and Corporate environments. Highly motivated and uniquely qualified at assessing recruitment needs, developing integrated recruitment programs, and summoning qualified resources in support of strategic human capital objectives in dynamic business environments.

Life Sciences Recruiter

A professional, self-directed full life cycle recruiter with 14 years of progressive experience in the Life Sciences Biotech/Pharmaceutical, Skilled in the art and science of identifying, sourcing, evaluating and presenting candidates with R&D, Regulatory, Clinical, Quality, Supply Chain, and Market Intelligence/Surveillance. Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, interviewing, communication and organizational skills with the proven ability to successfully hire across functional units at all levels of an organization.

Professional Services/Sales Recruiter

Senior Sales, Marketing and Technology recruiter experienced in both corporate and agency staffing. Following a successful career in agency settings, enjoys continued success in technology environments where results drive success. Responsible for sourcing, developing and presenting key sales professionals for key industry verticals. Developed candidates primarily through networking, social media and cold calling. Develops and maintains productive relationships with candidates and line managers alike.

Manufacturing Environment/Professional Non-Exempt Recruiter

Strong Senior Talent Acquisition and Strategic Sourcing Leader with 15 years experience both in Agency (Retail, On-Site) and Corporate environments. Highly motivated and uniquely qualified at assessing recruitment needs, developing integrated recruitment programs, and summoning qualified resources in support of strategic human capital objectives in dynamic business environments. Comfortable working with high volume positions.

General & Administrative Recruiter

Strong Senior Talent Acquisition and Strategic Sourcing Leader with 15 years experience both in Agency (Retail, On-Site) and Corporate environments. Highly motivated and uniquely qualified at assessing recruitment needs, developing integrated recruitment programs, and summoning qualified resources in support of strategic human capital objectives in dynamic business environments.