Kristina Djokic, Senior Director, Global Solutions, KellyOCG
The Life Sciences industry is thriving and job postings are at historic highs. But the skills needed by employers have been changing, and many industry leaders are anticipating a skills gap that could have a negative impact on their organization. Companies need employees with expert scientific skills who also possess the abilities, education, and business acumen to drive their business forward.
However, if employers cannot locate the talent necessary for innovation and growth, the skills gap could become a crisis. For many companies, the skills gap has already contributed to delayed product releases, lower customer satisfaction, and diminished revenue. For some, a lack of needed skills has forced them to close their doors. This session will discuss how to create a flexible workforce by using contingent labor as a resource to fill critical talent gaps, locating contractors with niche skills, as well as streamlining and speeding up the hiring process to fill permanent positions quickly.