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Episode 128  |  43:20 min

5 Myths about QA/RA Recruiting in the Medical Device Industry

Episode 128  |  43:20 min  |  12.11.2019

5 Myths about QA/RA Recruiting in the Medical Device Industry

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This is a podcast episode titled, 5 Myths about QA/RA Recruiting in the Medical Device Industry. The summary for this episode is: Recruiting top, elite quality assurance and regulatory affairs (QA/RA) talent in the medical device industry is challenging, but vitally important. Today’s guest is Mitch Robbins, managing director of The Anthony Michael Group. As a recruiter, Mitch joins Jon Speer on the show to break down five myths about QA/RA recruiting and discuss the dos and don’ts medical device companies should consider when hiring these professionals. Some of the highlights of the show include: - Myth #1: Recruiting isn’t necessarily the hiring manager’s responsibility, but also involves Human Resources (HR) or Talent Acquisition to own hiring decisions. - Myth #2: No time to invest in recruitment process to hire elite talent because so much time is spent micromanaging average performers. - Myth #3: Trust your gut feeling. It’s never wrong. You know an elite person when you see them. - Myth #4: Elite talent/top performers can’t be hired because our business can’t compete with perks and benefits offered by billion-dollar companies. - Myth #5: Elite talent is expensive. We can’t afford to hire them because money is their top consideration. The best of the best won’t work for peanuts. - Job Posts: Only 32% of people in the employment market are actively looking for a job, but up to 80% are open to opportunities. - Resumes should summarize role and outcomes delivered. Update regularly to create document that conveys a compelling and relevant story of contributions. - All Talk or True Talent: Conduct a test drive scenario to demonstrate and validate candidate’s actual skills. The cost of a mis-hire is 13 times the leader’s salary.
Recruiting top, elite quality assurance and regulatory affairs (QA/RA) talent in the medical device industry is challenging, but vitally important. Today’s guest is Mitch Robbins, managing director of The Anthony Michael Group. As a recruiter, Mitch joins Jon Speer on the show to break down five myths about QA/RA recruiting and discuss the dos and don’ts medical device companies should consider when hiring these professionals. Some of the highlights of the show include: - Myth #1: Recruiting isn’t necessarily the hiring manager’s responsibility, but also involves Human Resources (HR) or Talent Acquisition to own hiring decisions. - Myth #2: No time to invest in recruitment process to hire elite talent because so much time is spent micromanaging average performers. - Myth #3: Trust your gut feeling. It’s never wrong. You know an elite person when you see them. - Myth #4: Elite talent/top performers can’t be hired because our business can’t compete with perks and benefits offered by billion-dollar companies. - Myth #5: Elite talent is expensive. We can’t afford to hire them because money is their top consideration. The best of the best won’t work for peanuts. - Job Posts: Only 32% of people in the employment market are actively looking for a job, but up to 80% are open to opportunities. - Resumes should summarize role and outcomes delivered. Update regularly to create document that conveys a compelling and relevant story of contributions. - All Talk or True Talent: Conduct a test drive scenario to demonstrate and validate candidate’s actual skills. The cost of a mis-hire is 13 times the leader’s salary.

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