During the winter, I coach youth basketball. I didn't plan to get so involved, frankly; but with four sons, I felt that the gravitational pull of sports in our house was just too strong to ignore.
One of the coaching lessons I've learned over the years is that you have to "coach to the team." In other words, some years you might have a tall group, and that dictates one type of approach. Other years you might get a group of small, scrappy players, and that suggests something else. The worst thing you can do (in my opinion) is pick a coaching strategy before the season begins and stick with it, all the while ignoring the realities of your team's strenghts and weaknessess - and those of your competition.
When it comes to hiring - particularly in a specialized industry such as biopharmaceuticals - you'll find that the same kind of flexibility is required. Here's what I mean.
Chances are, whether you're head of a large organization or just starting to put together your team, the time will come when you'll need to tap outside sources (recruiters and the like) to assist.
The above excerpt from the article, entitled “Which Type of Search Is Best for You?” considers different approaches towards filling senior executive vacancies. It offers Kevin’s advice as to when organizations should use contingency firms to hire key positions and when they should work with retained executive recruiting firms. The article also considers some other out-of-the-box approaches to executive hiring.
Kevin’s article is published in the June edition of the magazine and is also available online at bioprocessintl.com. You can also view the entire article at PhillipsDiPisa.com
BioProcess International is a monthly, controlled circulation magazine devoted to the development, scale-up, and manufacture of biotherapeutics and biodiagnostics. Each issue provides the global industrial biotherapeutic community with up-to-date, peer-reviewed information detailing the business, politics, ethics, applications, products, and services required to successfully drive biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and biodiagnostics through the development and manufacturing process.
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